Movie Marathon: Alien Covenant (2017)

  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • With: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir
  • Music by: Jef Kurzel
  • Duration: 2h02
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • Platform: Disney+
  • Rating: 7,5/10


In 2104, almost eleven years after the disastrous expedition to the distant moon, LV-223, in Prometheus (2012), the deep-space colonisation vessel, USCSS Covenant, is on course for the remote planet, Origae-6, with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission entices the crew to a nearby habitable planet which resembles Earth. As a result, the unsuspecting crewmembers of the Covenant will have to cope with biological foes beyond human comprehension. Now, what started as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation in uncharted space. Is there an escape from the treacherous, mysterious planet?


Well, the last Alien movie is actually a good Alien movie! Much better than Prometheus!

The great thing about this movie is that it takes a while before we get into the ‘alien’ stuff and we learn a little more about where the Xenomorphs came from (how they were created) which was left out in Prometheus… at the same time we learn more about what happened to David and Elizabeth Shaw from that movie and where they went after they left the planet with one of the ‘Early Man’s’ spaceship…

And of course, we finally meet a predecessor of the Xenomorph and we get a connection to the colonists from the first Alien movie… and how the creatures came to destroy the colony…

So this movie offers a lot of answers (probably adding other questions, of course) but apart from that it’s just a fun movie! A few scenes reminisce to the original Alien movie… and Mother is back as well!

Definitely a good addition to the Alien franchise!

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