Alien: Covenant Review

The path to paradise begins in hell.

Alien: Covenant stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Amy Seimetz, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby, Uli Latukefu and Tess Haubrich.

The Covenant is a ship on their way to start a new colony a planet across the galaxy, when they receive a message they travel to where it came from and find that the planet isn’t as safe as it seemed. They must leave the planet before it is too late.

Positives. Alien: Covenant was one of my most anticipated films of the summer. I love Alien and Aliens, I also enjoyed Prometheus more than a lot of people did so I was excited to see modern Xenomorphs causing havoc. This film, like all of Ridley Scott’s films, is beautiful. I loved the dull colour of the film and whole cinematography was great and you get a lot of beautiful shots. Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston and Danny McBride where great in the film, particularly Fassbender. Michael Fassbender was quickly become one of the best actors around and he really boosts this film by just being in the film and not just playing one character but two.

Negatives. This film is slightly predictable. If you have seen any other films in the Alien franchise, you are not going to be surprised about what happens. We have seen it in pretty much every Alien film. This film manages to keep it entertaining but for the next one they need to do something different to stop people from becoming disinterested and I definitely think it can happen because there are a lot of fans of Xenomorphs. I also had a problem with the CGI used in the film for the Aliens. When they were first seen in 1979, they were people in the costume and now a person is still used for some shots but you can see, particularly when the aliens burst out that they are all CGI. I understand that it might look silly now but it has become iconic and I want to return to those roots.

It is enjoyable, but felt more like a Prometheus sequel than an Alien film.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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