Bryan Fuller Compares ‘Alien: Covenant’ to ‘Bad Friday the 13th Sequels’

The “American Gods” creator doesn’t hold back from airing his thoughts on Ridley Scott’s latest

Last Updated: May 22, 2017 @ 2:26 PM

Bryan Fuller, the creator of “American Gods,” “Hannibal,” probably isn’t going to be collaborating with Ridley Scott anytime soon.

When asked about his thoughts Scott’s latest, “Alien: Covenant,” at the Vulture Festival Saturday, Fuller said, “I think the last two movies have had too many similarities to bad ‘Friday the 13th’ sequels and not enough similarities to good ‘Alien’ movies.”

Scott also directed the last film in the franchise, “Prometheus.” Ouch.

Fuller added, “So, you see this chest-burster [in ‘Alien’] and how disturbing and snakelike it is, and then the other chest-burster in ‘Alien: Covenant’ is just [a baby alien] standing up,” he laughed. “It’s like, ‘He has good posture.’

“Alien: Covenant” won the top box office spot last weekend from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” but it was by a margin narrower than expected. It opened to $36 million over its first three days of release in the U.S. — studio and industry projections had the film pinned for a $40 million release.

The film currently holds a 73 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating and a B on CinemaScore, matching the critical score achieved by “Prometheus.”