Reluctant to get back into their pods for a 7 year journey, the on board crew responsible for the ship's upkeep decide instead to answer a distress transmission coming from another planet. Particularly, it landed in the hands of the original maker. We start with a prologue involving Weyland and David, the conversation involving creation, the most pertinent of which being the question of the ages, where do we come from? They are headed on a colonial mission to another planet before an electric shock takes out the ship, the Captain, and 47 other members. For sure it's lazy when put up against Alien, and indeed against his other superlative sci- fi offerings such as Blade Runner and The Martian, but for those who lambasted Prometheus for its non Alien conventions, you have now got what you hankered for. But overall not enough action or thought to make this overly drawn out series seem necessary. Alien Covenant is a cover version, no two ways about it, it's a retread of what was showcased in 1979, only with the tie-in to Prometheus and a continuation to the origins of Xenomorph and pals. Crew 15 - Colonists 2000 - Embryos 1140.
Because it was like the first appearance of the original aliens we saw in the old films. I really wanted to like it but came a way with a huge sense of disappointment Not sure about all the bad reviews, I enjoyed the movie. The ship is checked by Walter, a more up to date engineered physically looking like the prior David demonstrate. I'm already anticipating the next film. Michael Fassbender really did one hell of a job acting those two parts of Walter and David. In 2104, the colonization send Covenant is headed for a remote planet, Origae-6, with two thousand homesteaders and a thousand developing lives installed. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth.
Hence, falling prey to the same clichéd theme from any sci-fi that had humanoid. Just what does the finale have in store? It's another prequel, hence the prequel series on the making. As I have heard, that film would be focused more on the robot. David tells them that upon his and Dr. Prometheus was too cerebral for many and definitely bogged down by expectation levels. Purposely inflicting as much mental damage as he could by making the exact opposite decisions his fans wanted him to make says yes, he should leave the Alien franchise up to someone else.
Of course, the android going rogue was pretty obvious, but if the Star Wars franchise can feature a planet destroying space station in 3 of 7 movies, I'll give Sir Ridley a pass. So only 18 years to go between this, from 2104 to 2122. The characters don't help either as most just come off like archetypes. Through and through the acting is very good. Audio design for Covenant was incredible, from the soundtrack that feels like a callback to Alien and Aliens, to the completely unnerving, spine chilling sounds of the aliens and the eerie vibe to the sets. The blood and gore of this film was just the perfect amount, and it always looked realistic and terrifying.
Finally i'm no closer to understanding why these movies are necessary. No bar raising here, no film to push the space lander out into new dimensions, just a good honest sci-fi thriller to be viewed with that in mind. Ridley Scott, it seems, is damned if he does and damned if he don't as regards the Alien franchise he so gloriously kick-started back in 1979. As the team repairs the harm to the ship, they get a radio transmission from an adjacent obscure planet. I can't get enough of these films that positively bubble over with a high handed, serious and arrogant attitude that indicates that there is no film quite as important as this one. The issue with it was, the same old cliché. Though it may be somewhat predictable and familiar, I say that is a good thing as Prometheus seemed to stray too far from the other movies.
Especially considering the basis for this was started by Damon Lindeloff, the creator of Lost and the man most of us are still waiting for answers for most of the things that happened on Lost. If you can remember to wake yourself every time Fassbender and Fassbender he also plays an android named Walter have a philosophy conversation, you might find some interesting stuff there too. There are a few points of rather convenient plots however overall the film is now among my favorites right along side Aliens and T:2. That's where they find what continues to be the best character in these prequels; Michael Fassbender's David the Android. So we roll on to Alien Covenant, which while not universally reviled, has certainly garnered some fearful scorn in Alien franchise fan circles.
The design of the new creatures was unnerving, and kept me on my toes throughout the whole movie. Just it's at this point I should probably say that after Aliens there started to be less reason to want these. Ultimately, what was intended as an exploratory and peaceful mission, under those circumstances, it will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. Katherine Waterston is the Captain's widow and really the bargain basement Ellen Ripley here. I'm guessing because I wasn't expecting it to be particularly cerebral. It is a lot better than first meets the eye.
His motivations and whether he considers himself human or God is constantly in question and Fassbender's soft-spoken performance continues to haunt. There's some surprises in store, with Fassbender a double bonus, and there's some striking chatter ranging from if there's benefits of the human race? He of course has abandoned this second movie, leaving it in the hands of the far more capable John Logan, but even he struggles to find meaning here, or escape the clichés that have started to grow like a Xenomorph in John Hurt's stomach. Overall, I had an amazing time seeing Alien: Covenant, and would highly recommend it to any Alien fan. Bad science, plot and logic holes, average acting etc, these rightly don't deserve forgiveness, but it's hardly the devil's spawn here, in fact its's great fun as much as being a visual treat. Stay away if you value your peace of mind. There are a few nice kills here, I will give the movie that. The story focused too much on the robot.
. Things inevitably go from bad to worse and the action, blood flow and creature feature conventions are all laid out for our digestion. From this film what I have learnt was, it was nothing but more or less the same old fear the humans have about that the robots which are the ones going to make humans go extinct. You're not supposed to make us root for the alien, guys. The alien parts were reduced.
Billy Crudup plays the faith-based character, and like the last movie, this movie seems to be including that without ever really giving it value in the meaning of life conversation. Bound to get a distant planet on the far side of the galaxy,The two Neomorphs attack the remaining crew members and kill Ankor. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape. Genetic modification, crossbreeding, there comes the beast. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation in uncharted space. It's easy to tell what this movie wants to do and it's even easier to see the twist coming a half hour before it even comes. Fassbender's time to have some space adventures.