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Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
Sci-Fi Thriller - This sequel to 2012's Prometheus is a more direct prequel to
the long-running science fiction horror/action Alien series,
so fans of that series should be more pleased with this film.
Michael Fassbender is the only returning cast member from the 2012
film, with the most prominent new members of the cast being Katherine
Waterston, Billy Crudup, and Danny McBride; James Franco has only a
very brief cameo. As with other films in
the franchise, there is constant language and graphic violence
involving alien creatures, and there is also some sexual content this
time, so this is definitely not for kids.
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words; 12 S-words; 1 GD; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex with nudity. VIOLENCE: Bloody, graphic killings of people by aliens. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: Fights, chases, crashes, explosions, destruction. COMEDY: Some comic lines, often darkly so.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Alien: Covenant has enough of what made Alien great to deliver two hours of big-budget sci-fi/horror entertainment but it also cements the realization that, as good as the series may have been at its start, it's not likely ever to reach that level again.
Roger EbertFull Review Excellent I Ioved this movie so much that its flaws...barely registered for me. "Covenant” has its own personality and rhythm, a remarkable achievement on its own considering how many "Alien” films have been made over almost four decades.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average Covenant does succeed in continuing Prometheus' ambition to deepen the Alien mythology with a meaning-of-life bent. Carnage may always be at the heart of this series, but Fassbender more than does his part to give it soul.
NY PostFull Review Good ...a shivery return to old-school space horror... Clearly, the elder Scott's aim is on the scares — and oh, what satisfying, terrifying, screams-echoing-down-a-ship's-corridor scares they are. All the philosophical debate here belongs to the robots — which is possibly even more chilling.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 30 moviegoers:
TEENS: One male enjoyed it very much and one rated it just "average." The two ladies enjoyed it very much, rating it "above average."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: All 6 of the males loved "Alien: Covenant." As for the two females, one enjoyed it very much and one loved it.
ADULTS: The male reviews are very good. About half loved it with most of the rest indicating that they enjoyed it very much. About 20% rated it somewhat low. The ladies didn't enjoy it as much as the guys. Only 1 loved it with two rating it "above average." Most of the rest felt it was only an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). One actually disliked it.