Alien: Covenant Review

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien franchise.

The Plot

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 Good

If you really pay attention, this movie retains the little details like an orchestra film score that’s quite eerie and very old fashioned. The stunning visual effects help to bring these little details to life so for me this alone retains that core “feeling” of watching an Alien movie.

Michael Fassbender undoubtedly is the standout actor in this movie and I honestly have so much to say but I don’t know how to say it without spoiling it for you. All I’ll mention is that he is the big plot twist in this movie.

I liked Katherine Waterson’s performance a lot. I found her to be very normal amidst the hi tech space ship setting. Her character really pops out at the end after a slow build up but I felt that it was worth the weight.

The Alien is damn scary. Nuff said.

The Bad

It’s not the fastest paced film around I’ll admit and it sure as heck doesn’t feature great characters like Warrant Officer Ripley but I think Michael Fassbender’s robot character helps in that department. Unfortunately we’re getting the best character development from a robot character.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars

This movie explains the origins of the Alien. We now know where the hell those damn Aliens come from at last.

Alien: Covenant opens in cinemas 11 May

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