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Alien: Covenant


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In 2104, a colony ship called Covenant is hit by a shockwave and makes its way to a nearby planet where the crew finds a ship connected to the earlier Prometheus mission. This sequel to Prometheus (2012) is set a few years later, and if a lack of traditional alien monsters disappointed you then, Ridley Scott makes sure to compensate now. Evoking memories of both Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986), this robust horror adventure also connects the story to themes and characters from Prometheus. Plenty of bloody shocks, visually splendid, and Michael Fassbender is good as the androids. But the writing is uneven, with an obvious final twist.

2017-U.S. 122 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Ridley Scott. Screenplay: John Logan, Dante Harper. Cast: Michael Fassbender (David/Walter), Katherine Waterston (Daniels), Billy Crudup (Christopher Oram), Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo. Cameos: James Franco, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce.

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