Alien: Covenant (2017): The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.
Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Dan O’Bannon
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup
The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.
The Alien franchise is now a caricature of its former self. Forumulaic and predictable, in the Alien: Covenant, the accountants have taken control of the story. So many scenes were unnecessary with a disconnected mixture of styles, it seems as if the story was pieced together by a committee with each member allocated their portion. Just like in the movie ‘Life’, expect the crew on spacecraft to be totally, unapologetically, inept in every sci -fi movie these days. I don’t understand how this is meant to be entertaining. But more disappointing is the predictable ending, and the lame ‘reveal’. Ripley’s intuition was on the mark, but in a universe of possibilities, is this best that writers can imagine? There is a great deal of pretentiousness here, allusions to cultural supremacy, and we have seen this all before. This isn’t sci-fi. This is a Marvel comic