Alien

Alien

Covenant

DVD - 2017
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When a ship carrying two thousand humans setting out to colonize a distant planet encounters a system failure, they land on a moon and discover a race of hostile aliens.

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BrandonBlanchard
Apr 17, 2018

This is the Alien prequel we needed. This finishes tying the story from Prometheus together to the main franchise. As a stand-alone movie, it's well made, insightful, and it has great special effects. And as always, Cumberpatch is incredible.

How did the Alien franchise go from scaring the shit out of us to boring us to death? I remember the first time I saw the first one, I was a kid. As an adult I still don't like horror movies but have come to like the franchise for the most part. But this crap is just so emo. Beautiful effects, terrible android who just won't stop emoting all over the place. Ugg.

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lavasushi
Mar 26, 2018

“In space, no one can hear you laugh.” How was this different from the other Alien movies? Seems like they went through a lot of special effects and a new cast to do the same thing. Oram, (Billy Crudup) was a horrible captain. Kathleen Waterston (Daniels) can’t hold a candle to Sigourney Weaver. The aliens, same as before, vomit icky black stuff. Bad Science. Michael Fassbinder is like Jon Hamm with a British accent and a form fitting space suit. The aliens are like the walking dead without clothes that click instead of growl.

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danulb
Feb 25, 2018

Along with “Prometheus,” this film scratches the bottom. While there are some nice landscapes shots and the ships are pretty neat, it really just tries to rehash the original “Alien” movie (which is one of my favorites and, IMO, the only good film Ridley Scott has made) sans the strong leads.

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blue_hawk_930
Feb 24, 2018

While this is no alien or aliens, this movie was definitely better than 3 and resurrection.

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misatim
Feb 15, 2018

It seems most comments here should be under Prometheus and not covenant. Covenant just didn't live up to the rest, perhaps because so many people who worked on the others are no longer working. This film was so predictable with illogical characters who seem to freak out min by min. In addition the loss of a strong female lead really changed the story line. Save your time and rewatch the others

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chickster
Jan 19, 2018

Prometheus is a film to own and watch several times. It sparked more conversations with friends than any other genre film I've watched in the last decade. Covenant is in no way an equal. The inherent problem is that this film is the middle of the story, so you are "set up" with Prometheus and then have to wait for the end of the story in Part 3 of this film arc. Listen to Scott's commentary track after you watch the film. You'll get a better sense of what he was trying to achieve. Now we all have to wait for the pay-off in the next film to ultimately judge the story.

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reginator_22
Jan 17, 2018

I thought this movie should have been better, considering it's part of the Alien franchise. But there was some cool action in it.

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jimg2000
Jan 08, 2018

“Prometheus 2012” was a 4 of 5 star watch for me and this one is nearly as good. Fassbender reprised as a “calculating” synthetic android in this sequel but without Rapace, Idris Elba and Charlize Theron. Mostly, agree with mr_chocolate’s comments but felt that the plot could have hinged on some accident or logical twist (how about doping by David?) rather than frequent foolish decisions that led to a sinister future of the colonization ship Covenant .
6.5/10 IMDb
68% Rotten Tomatoes
4/4 Roger Ebert

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humbleworm
Jan 08, 2018

Prometheus introduced several new concepts to the Alien franchise and is probably my least favourite, but this sequel makes a concerted effort to bridge with the earlier films that follow it. Unfortunately, a gestational period of an hour or so is not credible and the result of David's work/hubris seems to be branching off. I think we have to expect a sequel to this.

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Sep 09, 2017

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jimg2000
Jan 08, 2018

Many quotes in IMDb. This is from prologue:

Walter: All these wonders of art... design, human ingenuity... All utterly meaningless in the face of the only question that matters. Where do we come from? I refuse to believe that mankind... is a random by-product of molecular circumstance. No more than the result of... Mere biological chance. No. There must be more. And you and I, son, we will find it.
David: Allow me then a moment to consider. You seek your creator. I am looking at mine. I will serve you, yet you're human. You will die, I will not.

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