Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship 'Covenant' discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – which has its sole inhabitant the 'synthetic', David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
|Release Date||:||May 9, 2017|
|Genres||:||Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Scott Free Productions, Brandywine Productions, TSG Entertainment|
|Production Countries||:||Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Director||:||Ridley Scott, Raymond Kirk, Merran Elliot, Melina Burns, Danielle Blake, Claire Frayn, Sarah Hood, Scott Lovelock, Matthew Webb, Greg Tynan|
|Writers||:||Jack Paglen, John Logan, Dante Harper, Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett, Michael Green|
|Casts||:||Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Amy Seimetz, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby, Uli Latukefu, Tess Haubrich, Lorelei King, Goran D. Kleut, Andrew Crawford, Guy Pearce, James Franco, Noomi Rapace, Javier Botet, Benjamin Taylor|
|Plot Keywords||:||android, experiment, space travel, alien life-form, infection, egg, engineer, sequel, spaceship, space, alien, gore, outer space, robot, scientist, genocide, creation, acid, xenomorph, alien technology, genetic mutation|
I had high expectations going into Covenant, I'd enjoyed Prometheus despite it's well documented flaws and was expecting it to rise above it's predecessor. It didn't. I can suspend belief for some things but overs I can't overlook, the crew were well cast but the writing had some major flaws in much the same vein as Prometheus, highly trained people making incredibly bad decisions. You can argue that under pressure mistakes are made but not school-boy errors, taking an obviously sick and infected man onto your ship with no hint of quarantine being a major one. Having said that, I did think the aliens themselves were well projected and frightening, men-in-suits works better for me than CGI so on this point Scott won. The first two acts were good barring the critical errors, but the final act was telegraphed and obvious, it left me wondering where this great franchise can go to next? I will watch it again on disc and will definitely add it to my collection but to feel this disappointed after waiting for another of my favourite franchises to appear it left a bitter taste in my mouth, and it wasn't the Coke Zero.