Alien: Covenant, a movie review

A movie review by: Lee Sonogan

(2017) 2h2min/Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller


David: Serve in Heaven or reign in Hell?

This film is a sequel to Prometheus made in 2012, as well as the second installment in the “Alien” prequel series, the sixth installment overall in the “Alien” film franchise, and the third installment to be directed by Ridley Scott. The movie is described as 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 risky escape.

With a budget of $97,000,00 million it made $232,566,757 at the box office. On November 27, 2015, Director Ridley Scott announced that this film would be the second (following Prometheus in 2012 in a new Alien trilogy, which will take place closer to, and lead up to, the original film. He has since suggested that there may even be a fourth prequel film.

This was the first ‘Alien’ film to be released after the death of H.R. Giger. Giger inadvertently designed the original “Alien” looks and environments in his ‘Necronomicon’ book, which led to Ridley Scott hiring him as Art Director for the film and franchise. Giger essentially gave birth to the entire ‘Alien’ look that we all know.

Some of the scenes were filmed in Sydney, Australia, at Fox Studios. Ridley Scott gave Michael Fassbender time off between takes, in order for him to attend the X-Men: Apocalypse 2016 premiere, held in the same area. Fun fact – Danny McBride is in the movie and does an average job.

David played by the actor Micheal Fassbender plays two different roles and delivers the best lines. Everything else is mostly expected. The new cycle of cast members do not bring much originality to their roles. Overall it look good with gory imagery and alien fights. I want to see what they do in the next one. During the final battle with the Alien, Daniels says there going to “blow this fucker into space.” This is the exact line Ripley gives in the first Alien when describing how to get rid of that Alien. I recommend this movie to fans of the ‘Alein’ Franchise and people who like space movies


David: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair. [from trailer]

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