For such an authoritative, superior and intelligent film - I find it odd that every character stumbles around like a simple minded cretin making unwise decision after unwise decision. Log cabin on the lake. It blends the styles of Alien, Aliens, and Prometheus all together and does it very well. Stay away if you value your peace of mind. As the team repairs the harm to the ship, they get a radio transmission from an adjacent obscure planet. Overall, I had an amazing time seeing Alien: Covenant, and would highly recommend it to any Alien fan.
But not as good as 'Prometheum' or the first two 'Alien' films. Not without flaws of course, but a very tidy science fiction piece it be. However the plan to stretch out these topics into 3 or 4 movies should be met with some skepticism. If you can remember to wake yourself every time Fassbender and Fassbender he also plays an android named Walter have a philosophy conversation, you might find some interesting stuff there too. That's going to be a different experience. Except here the aliens come between them.
The ship is checked by Walter, a more up to date engineered physically looking like the prior David demonstrate. I'm guessing because I wasn't expecting it to be particularly cerebral. Prometheus was really a lot of questions searching for answers, ambitious in asking not only about the creation of alien life, but human life as well. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David Michael Fassbender , the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The crew manages to kill one of the aliens before David, a survivor of the Prometheus mission, rescues the crew and leads them to a city full of Engineer corpses.
The unsuspecting crewmembers of the Covenant will have to cope with biological foes beyond human comprehension. It is a lot better than first meets the eye. So only 18 years to go between this, from 2104 to 2122. There is also a lot of subtle reference to Terminator 2. The blood and gore of this film was just the perfect amount, and it always looked realistic and terrifying.
So we roll on to Alien Covenant, which while not universally reviled, has certainly garnered some fearful scorn in Alien franchise fan circles. There are a few points of rather convenient plots however overall the film is now among my favorites right along side Aliens and T:2. No bar raising here, no film to push the space lander out into new dimensions, just a good honest sci-fi thriller to be viewed with that in mind. Ridley Scott, it seems, is damned if he does and damned if he don't as regards the Alien franchise he so gloriously kick-started back in 1979. Ultimately, what was intended as an exploratory and peaceful mission, under those circumstances, it will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. I can't get enough of these films that positively bubble over with a high handed, serious and arrogant attitude that indicates that there is no film quite as important as this one.
From the off disaster strikes, thrusting the crew into emotional strife. Particularly, it landed in the hands of the original maker. Reluctant to get back into their pods for a 7 year journey, the on board crew responsible for the ship's upkeep decide instead to answer a distress transmission coming from another planet. There's some surprises in store, with Fassbender a double bonus, and there's some striking chatter ranging from if there's benefits of the human race? Genre Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller Imdb Rating 6. From this film what I have learnt was, it was nothing but more or less the same old fear the humans have about that the robots which are the ones going to make humans go extinct.
Precisely to say, the origins. There are a few nice kills here, I will give the movie that. The my sterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival. Michael Fassbender really did one hell of a job acting those two parts of Walter and David. Alien Covenant is a cover version, no two ways about it, it's a retread of what was showcased in 1979, only with the tie-in to Prometheus and a continuation to the origins of Xenomorph and pals.
For sure it's lazy when put up against Alien, and indeed against his other superlative sci- fi offerings such as Blade Runner and The Martian, but for those who lambasted Prometheus for its non Alien conventions, you have now got what you hankered for. The biggest problem here is that it feels so redundant. David tells them that upon his and Dr. It's also really odd that Prometheus does this whole thing of setting up the engineers as the creators of human beings but here they only get one scene and let's just say those looking for more info about them will get angry. Just altered scenes with a new cast and a great visuals. Instead, a rogue transmission entices the crew to a nearby habitable planet which resembles Earth. There's nothing in the story.