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, Melina Burns, Raymond Kirk, Merran Elliot, Scott Lovelock, Greg Tynan, Danielle Blake, Claire Frayn, Sarah Hood, Matthew Webb|
|Writers||:||John Logan, Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett, Michael Green, Dante Harper, Jack Paglen|
|Casts||:||Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Alexander England, Tess Haubrich, Uli Latukefu, Goran D. Kleut, Lorelei King, Benjamin Rigby, Nathaniel Dean, Andrew Crawford, James Franco, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce, Javier Botet, Benjamin Taylor|
|Plot Keywords||:||android, space travel, infection, egg, engineer, sequel, spaceship, space, alien, gore, outer space, robot, scientist, genocide, creation, biological experiment, acid, xenomorph, alien technology, genetic mutation|
No suspense. No Horror. A permanent stain on the franchise that makes you feel dirty after having watched it.
I had pretty much no expectations going into this film. I had avoided much of the marketing material beforehand and knew very little about it other than it being a sequel to Prometheus, which I actually thought was a half decent film and a worthy prequel to Alien.
I'm not sure what went wrong with this film, but it is no exaggeration to say it is one of the worst films I've had the misfortune of sitting through. There is not one redeeming scene. The story is disjointed and quite frankly a complete mess. The editing is horrendous, the score completely forgettable and the cinematography is weirdly terrible.
Even Michael Fassbender cannot save this awful dirge. The CGI xneomorph will haunt my dreams for quite some time. Not because it's an imposing and scary alien in this film, but because the CGI is some of the worst you'll see from a movie this year.
Alien and Alien 2 were as close to cinematic perfection as you're going to get. Please avoid this dreadful film.