Overall Rank: 5896
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 51
Theatrical Release Date: 05/19/2017
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 08/15/2017
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ridley Scott
Actors: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo
Plot: The colony ship Covenant is on a mission to a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. Landing on what they believe to be an idyllic paradise, they instead find a much more dark and dangerous planet - one whose sole inhabitant seems to be David, a synthetic android and seemingly the only survivor of the Prometheus expedition. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/23/2019
"Covenant" feels like it was only made as another addition to its franchise, but overall is effective enough to lift the film series out of an almost three decade old slump.
Rod - wrote on 09/01/2018
At first, I thought that this is another sci-fi disguising to be a very deep film. Well, it's a bit of that and a successful thriller. It is a big plus that we see two Fassbenders instead of casting an untalented one. My only concern in this film is that I don't see solid motivation of each character, like of course, they'll die one by one but I wished there's some degree of depth each and everyone. I haven't seen Prometheus so forgive me if I missed something that could have added a layer to my understanding of the entire film. Predictable ending, but yeah, still a good watch.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/25/2017
A return to form for Ridley Scott. I found Prometheus a bit underwhelming and even though Alien: Covenant tries a little too hard to be like the original Alien trilogy, it is, none-the-less, a definite step above the previous film. Michael Fassbender is especially good at playing both the "David" and "Walter" androids while Katherine Waterston is also good a Ripley-lite. It's violent and exciting, while still expanding on the mythology.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 02/03/2019
The colonisation spacecraft Covenant encounters a previously uncharted planet with surprisingly Earth-like properties and sends a team to the surface to investigate.
Rather fittingly considering its theme, Covenant is a kind of hybrid of Prometheus and the original Alien films, and reveals how the creatures from the previous film evolved into H. R. Giger’s fearsome creation. Of course the obvious reaction of many will be “who cares?” and it would be a fair criticism to say that Ridley Scott is in serious danger of crowding out the magic of the original films with lots of unnecessary backstory. Looked at objectively, Covenant is a stylish sci-fi creature feature with a Gothic twist and some suitably tense action sequences. What it lacks for the most part however is interesting …
ikkegoemikke - wrote on 09/12/2017
"They disobeyed a direct order. She buried her husband. No, Karine, it's not that. They don't trust me. And they don't trust me for the same reason the company didn't trust me … to lead this mission."
I never thought I would ever ask the following question: "Mr. Scott, could you draw a line under the whole Alien franchise and concentrate on other projects? Please?". As an "Alien" fan of the first hour, I was deeply disappointed about this film. In hindsight I thought "Exodus : Gods and Kings" was even better. It's best they forget about "Alien : Covenant Sequel" which is scheduled to appear in 2019.
I was actually more excited about "Prometheus" than about this creation. I ignored the whole fuss about the religious and existential aspects in "Prometheus". In my opinion …
Indyfreak - wrote on 08/19/2017
Ridley Scott is one of the most talented directors working today. But he is also one of the most uneven directors in terms of output. For every Gladiator, there's Robin Hood. For every American Gangster, there's Body of Lies. For every Kingdom of Heaven, there's Exodus; Gods and Kings. And now for Alien, there is Alien: Covenant.
It's a well made movie and there are a few genuine moments of tense thrills and suspense. The score is very low key but effectively ominous.The cast does try their best. Some succeed like Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, and oddly enough Danny McBride. The rest are redshirts. No nicer way to say it.
What Alien:Covenant sets out to do is to act as a bridge between the Alien movies and the apparently aborted Prometheus spin-off series. While Prometheus …
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