Movie Review Alien: Covenant

Movie Review: Alien: Covenant

A black-and-white poster of a mass of people being surrounded/tortured by the aliens, not unlike the Renaissance depictions of Hell, with one alien at the center highlighted by a shaft of light from the upper-left.“This movie is the sequel to Prometheus (2012), and is the second installment in the Alien prequel series and the sixth installment overall in the Alien film series, as well as the third directed by Ridley Scott.” 1

Plot – A colonization-ship Covenant is set out for a remote planet, Origae-6, with two thousand colonists and human embryos aboard.

After a stellar neutrino burst damages the ship, killing 40 colonists. Walter, the android on board, orders the ship’s computer to wake the crew. While making repairs to the ship, the crew picks up a radio transmission from a nearby, habitable planet. The Captain decides to forgo their mission to investigate the new uncharted planet.

For an Alien’s movie, the actual Aliens were not in a lot of parts, in my opinion, of the aliens. The parts that were in the film were superb.

Cinematography and special effects were spot on.

Acting from the key characters was superb including Michael Fassbender’s dual execution of both androids David and Walter.  Katherine Waterston as Janet “Danny” Daniels did a stunning job as well.

Downsides of this movie: the plot, including monster violence, character motivations and development, and the reveal plot twists were lacking. However, the ending of this movie gave me goosebumps and far outshines the ending of any other Alien movie I’ve ever seen. It’s one where you’re rooting for the heroine, and hoping instincts are wrong, only to have the worst thing that can happen, happen.

The next movie in this prequel series, Alien: Awakening, has been written and production scheduled to begin in 2018.

My rating 4.6 stars out of 5




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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

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