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Alien: Covenant

2017
Sci-fi
Suspense/Thriller
2h 2m
The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape (imdb)
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Alien: Covenant

2017
Sci-fi
Suspense/Thriller
2h 2m
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Rated 04 Aug 2017
48
24th
The writers are so lazy and unambitious they can't convey a sense of wonder or interest through their characters so we're stuck watching bumbling moron colonists fall face-first into dumb deaths all so we can have non-answers to questions that weren't interesting in the first place and oh yeah let's force in some CGI fauxnomorphs that now have 5-second-lifecycle stages since that saves us all the trouble of having development happen in the meantime and [chest bursts from pure disappointment]
Rated 21 May 2017
65
42nd
Trillion dollar corporation sends a ship full of retards into space to get rid of them "they won't wear fucking masks or anything , just have a field day with those pores." It's better than Prometheus because it's dumbed down but then it's really dumb you sit there going duhhhh as it plays out. Only Ridley Scott cares about Space Jockey origins , we just want to see cool space marines shoot aliens with big guns and be named after American capitols.
Rated 24 May 2017
53
26th
It's as if Ridley took the feedback from Prometheus and Fox and said, "Fine, I'll make an Alien movie for those Plebes." The result may just have mild contempt on all of us - like we're being served from the kids menu although we damn well know there's a wine list somewhere. Three or so action set pieces are extraordinary in their execution, and Fassbender is a God among men. But as the credits rolled I could almost hear Scott quoting from another of his own films: "Are you not entertained?!"
Rated 11 May 2017
50
42nd
This is a marginal improvement over Prometheus, especially in terms of pacing and tension building. But repetition of certain scientific sins bugged me immensely. 1.Crio pod is not your shirt, don't hang it like one.2. You spot a storm in a new planet, wait it out before you go exploring 3. WEAR A DAMN HAZMAT SUIT ALREADY! COME ON! YOU GUYS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE SCIENTISTS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! A 3 YEAR OLD KID HAS SOME NOTION OF PATHOGENS! Other than that, enjoy Fassbender doing some fast bending.
Rated 21 Sep 2017
65
48th
Ridley closed the book labeled "Scott's Idea Journal" and sighed in relief. He now had the seven seperate tawdry ideas to complete his long awaited sequel to his seventies masterpiece. Granted it would be difficult to connect them together, but after all, he was Ridley Scott. No one would question him. As he walked slowly from the room a glint of light fell upon the journal. What was that? It illuminated something previously unseen. That journal, that blessed idea journal, was signed Tony Scott!
Rated 27 May 2017
60
21st
This series is officially dead to me (again). Not only is it painfully predictable and filled with half-baked ideas and characters, it barely even registers as dumb fun. They had Ridley Scott at the helm, and a golden opportunity to work off fan feedback for Prometheus. And still, the same mistakes are made, along with countless new ones. Time to stick a fork in it. Or at least fire all the writers.
Rated 14 May 2017
65
29th
Oh, let's divide in small groups and explore this unknown planet wearing silly hats instead of proper suits. And when everything goes wrong, let's split up again! Have some faith!
Rated 15 May 2017
65
59th
A much better title would have been 'Prometheus: Redemption'.
Rated 15 May 2017
70
67th
An infinitely better Prometheus sequel than Alien prequel, this beast manages to expand on scattershot ideas and rectify some of the errors of the former while simultaneously almost repentantly paying lip (read: fan) service to the latter. The xenomorph may for better or worse take up most of the PR, but it is undoubtedly Fassbender, who is the MVP here.
Rated 14 May 2017
45
18th
A mish-mash of conflicting ideas, tones, and themes, "Alien: Covenant" is neither a satisfying sequel to "Prometheus", nor a particularly exciting "Alien" outing, instead muddling the already confused and hopelessly tired franchise even further with idiotic decision making on the part of our protagonists, drab and uninspired set pieces, barren locales, and a reveal so breathtakingly stupid that both past, present, and future are almost entirely ruined. What a waste.
Rated 04 Jul 2017
50
24th
the plan to rid earth of its dumbest people seemed to work out just fine. until they stumbled upon earth's faultiest android, whose relentless scientific expertise managed to downgrade a highly infectious super-spore into facehuggers...i'm starting to get a billy shears kind of vibe from "ridley scott". or maybe he's an android of himself. well, at least it has the best use of james franco in any movie ever.
Rated 12 Jul 2017
64
78th
Hey, I didn't know James Franco was in thi--oh, never mind.
Rated 31 Aug 2017
58
31st
I wasn't really sure what on earth was going on here. A splatter film with a cod-philosophical heart. Things splattered out of people, then splattered people all over the place. So much splattering. It looked great, though. Fassbender brought his usual A-game, and I do like to see Danny McBride pop up in films. There just seemed to be so much nonsense; it got a bit silly. Likeable in the "eh? what the hell?" way that Prometheus was, but equally flawed.
Rated 07 Nov 2017
1
5th
One of the worst big budget studio films of the decade. I have no idea what Ridley Scott imagined he was going for, what he was thinking, or how this thing is officially "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes.
Rated 24 Aug 2017
35
19th
A film director engenders a creature, which reproduces across a franchise: that is, an audience with low expectations is industrially engineered. The filmmaker loses interest in his creation, only to be lured back by the temptation of a confused search for origins. When this is not welcomed, he decides he has been wrong: the audience is his true spawn, and so he tries one last time to assuage their wrath. They mercilessly devour the old man as a relic. The moral: never, ever listen to the fans.
Rated 10 Jul 2017
50
29th
Pretty entertaining, but the cast didn't pull its own weight, and it feels like Ridley Scott is content with simply doing a greatest hits medley instead of going somewhere fresh. The biggest problem is that we see so much of the creatures that they're not one bit scary anymore.
Rated 03 Aug 2017
36
7th
In case you ever wondered what a B-movie with production value would look like. Everything's expensive, but shitty. Instead of scary it's silly. Instead of horror there's slapstick. Instead of drama, there's emotionally instable people overreacting to things/having panic attacks and characters you didn't get to know and therefore don't care about dying. Shittiest Alien alien ever.
Rated 12 Jun 2018
31
14th
Me, holding a megaphone: "Ridley Scott! We have you surrounded! Put down the stick and step away from the dead horse!"
Rated 26 May 2017
25
17th
This was fine, good even (albeit dumb), until they ham-handedly set up the twist (pretty much revealing the actual twist in the setup). Not even the most idle, brain dead audience member is surprised, but the film plays it as a big reveal (groan). Covenant serves only as another setup to make it one more time, and another; Guess what there's an alien on the ship - AGAIN. Just stop. It's baffling that Scott thinks the origin is the interesting part of the franchise. It's really, plainly, not.
Rated 25 Oct 2017
79
29th
Remember when that script in Alien3 slapped you right in the face? This movie somehow manages to do that towards the last acts. I was underwhelmed being someone who enjoyed Prometheus. At the same time, I went into this knowing it wouldn't be as good and I guess that's why I like it? Scott's directing is still good and the cinema and visual effects are still beautiful. It's entertaining to say the least, and Fassbender is still the highlight. It's not really a bad movie, it's just sort of there.
Rated 25 Nov 2017
44
18th
"No one understands the lonely perfection of my dreams." (Ridley Scott) Technically probably a better film than Prometheus, but even more annoying that it's learned nothing from the failures of the first. The characters are still morons who go blundering straight into certain doom, the pacing and heavy-handed metaphors (FAITH BELIEF FAITH BELIEF FA) are still as sloppy, and the story makes even less sense relating to the real Alien movies. Fuck off, Ridley.
Rated 19 Nov 2017
64
36th
Stop with these films. Spoiler alert: remember liking Elizabeth Shaw in Prometheus? Well, don't watch this film because FUCK YOU she died off-screen before the movie began. Also, gratuitous shower sex alien murder. Why? Why can't you let these people be happy, you cold-hearted fucking assholes! And the movie ends with everyone still dying. Thanks Michael Fassbender. Why the shit would anyone watch a fucking Alien prequel? Depressing. Now that I gave everything away, you can skip it.
Rated 11 May 2017
65
54th
There were elements of it that reminded me of Alien (1979) in a really pleasant way. I liked the slow build-up, and then when the action came it was good and satisfying. But the film does hit a lull in the middle there. Fassbender and the rest of the cast are good. Still too many characters though. There was too much CGI with the xenomorphs for my liking, but there were some good, bloody body horror moments. It doesn't do much new in the realm of the series, but it's entertaining enough.
Rated 21 May 2017
4
51st
David meeting Walter, in a moment that perfectly summarizes the entire movie: http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2016-12-02-1480719823-2522186-EvilKermit_Header.jpeg
Rated 21 May 2017
62
24th
Needed to be more gross, more shocking in any way, or more authentic with its characters for it to truly work. This cast has potential to make greatness - the script falls way short. The ideas are there, explicitly stated, but the events are disjointed and unaffecting.
Rated 23 May 2017
68
40th
Alien: Covenant is predictable and less thought-provoking than any other film in the series, but still manages to entertain.
Rated 30 Mar 2018
30
7th
Like an aging rock band playing at a casino, it's got all of the hits with none of the energy. Conspicuously absent of both mystery and majesty, the film puffs along without a hint of exhilaration or awe. Even the production design, the crown jewel of Scott's oeuvre, feels completely stale. This is one gigantic turkey.
Rated 07 Jul 2017
68
27th
Everyone in this movie is an idiot. Whoever decided on this particular origin for the Xenos we know and love is also an idiot. Getting real tired of Alien movies that look and sound beautiful but suck balls on the writing front, Ridley.
Rated 23 Sep 2017
58
61st
Upon hearing that viewers were highly critical of Prometheus's weak dialogue, Ridley Scott decided to add more gore to Alien Covenant in hopes that said viewers would not notice Alien Covenant's weak dialogue. But man, you'd be hard pressed to convince me there's anything more kick-ass than a xenomorph slaughter-fest amidst ancient alien ruins in scenic Iceland.
Rated 18 Apr 2018
10
1st
Here we see our cliche jokey space cowboy crew getting woken up early from hybernation to mend a fault; on receiving a signal from a nearby planet, they decide it is far better than the one they spent years researching, so they land without any scientific assessment, walk out without space suits, and wonder why someone gets sick. When there is no quarantine facility, they wonder why it spreads. Our interstellar spaceship then withstands gravity in order to rescue everyone. This is simply rubbish
Rated 22 Sep 2017
5
0th
Incoherent in every conceivable aspect, Covenant feels like an insult not merely to the original Alien film, but to the horror genre as a whole.
Rated 04 Aug 2017
45
29th
Ridley Scott kills the Alien franchise. Whereas previous entries always strove to be more in some way, this is just schlock, and it's not even fun schlock. The alien is demystified, thereby evacuating all of its terror alongside its mystery. This movie is so pathetic and lazy that it could function as a parody of the series. (Is that what this is? Is this a big FUCK YOU to the disappointed audience of Prometheus?) Update: it gets worse with every rewatch as you notice more and more nonsense.
Rated 04 Aug 2017
55
11th
Fassbender talks to Fassbender. Fassbender plays music with Fassbender. Fassbender kisses Fassbender. Fassbender fights Fassbender. For an Alien film, this movie sure has a lot of Fassbender. Terrible dialogue regularly. Still has a bunch of idiots doing dumb things. No subtlety and barely any tension. Alien life-cycle can be measured in seconds. Faith and creation angle is dumb. Both this and Prometheus are awful prequels to a good franchise, so working out which is better is a moot point.
Rated 01 Nov 2017
32
23rd
After having Prometheus pop my expectation bubble I had an easier time with this, treating it like a high-camp gothic/Grand Guignol comedy of sorts. I don't see how you could read the flute scene & Franco's fate any other way. It's clear that Scott doesn't care about the story of Alien anymore, using the franchise as a springboard for exploring David & Luciferian AI. Next film should just be Fassbender at the head of a vivisection assembly line muttering to himself about Aqaba and Damascus.
Rated 16 Jan 2019
5
0th
God this is just awful, everything is so lazy and dumb it's literally painful to watch. Everything, everything is bad in this, I expected bullshit, but not to this level
Rated 07 Apr 2018
65
44th
It would had been great if all the characters weren't so stupid (again).
Rated 04 Mar 2021
50
26th
Y'know, I watched Alien and Aliens and never once thought, "yeah, but what are these creatures origins?" It is also 2017 -- how can this bad of CGI be justified? I liked when the Alien was watching the couple have sex. Also, because I have to do this joke: "I am seeing double -- four Fassbenders!"
Rated 19 May 2017
40
38th
Long-time Alien franchise fan. Unlike many, I liked Prometheus. This was okay, but I haven't seen Prometheus since it came out and I was left a bit confused as to how it all fits into the timeline and the intricacies of the plot, as Ridley Scott assumes you've memorized Prometheus going in. Also there is a twist that I saw coming miles and miles ahead which was more distracting than anything. Walking out of the theatre I enjoyed it. But just a few hours later...it was kind of forgettable.
Rated 22 May 2017
5
20th
[FOX EXECUTIVE]: Send him in... (puts down his Wolverine travel mug as a shackled, gaunt-looking Scott shuffles into the room) The first numbers are in, and they're not pretty. [RIDLEY]: God, how many times... look, I've told you, it's all Lindelo... [FOX EXECUTIVE]: Leave Damon out of this. We're stuck with this giant mess now, so let's not start pointing fingers. I'm afraid I have no choice but to put you back in the hole for another 6 months [RIDLEY]: Wait, you swore! (pulled away) No! Nooo!
Rated 11 Sep 2017
58
48th
I'm surprised I'm scoring this higher than Prometheus, which wasn't so bad either. For the second section of a prelogy, treading franchise water in just about every way, I actually enjoyed it for the well-made, well-paced horror-sci-fi that it still is, without thinking too much about the shaky premise. I'm doubly surprised I liked Katherine Waterson's better than Noomi Rapace's lead. There's not much else I can say in its favor - I'm not floored, just unexpectedly satisfied.
Rated 26 May 2017
20
5th
I can say now that this is the last nail in the coffin for me. By attempting to explain the origins of the xenomorph, Scott has singlehandedly killed what made the creature so appealing and mysterious in the first place. Most of the crew choices in the plot also make no sense. Having married couples lead this operation will not result in any biased and silly decision resulting the death of many crew members and jeopardisation of the mission...
Rated 28 May 2017
77
49th
What brought Scott back to direct this thoroughly unsurprising installment of the franchise is any1's guess. The performances make it all diverting enough, but other than raising the now common sci-fi question about what kinds of responsibilities creators owe to their artificial intelligence (which Scott himself first touched on decades ago with Blade Runner (& best explored in Ex Machina)), this is just a rehash - a string of killings of a mostly implausibly panicky & often irresponsible crew.
Rated 02 Jun 2017
3
38th
Its reach exceeds its grasp; while I'm down with its hifalutin concept, it doesn't explore it anywhere near enough, attempting instead to balance the series' more primal pleasures with Prometheus' (wildly entertaining) philosophical schlock. In the end, it gives short shrift to both. Decent enough, but feels like a compromise. It does, at least, look great, which is the one reliable standard to which the series has always been able to be held.
Rated 04 Jun 2017
67
37th
A disappointment after the criminally underrated Prometheus. It's not terrible by any means, but it's not particularly good either. I'd say it's closer to Alien(s) than Prometheus, but it does try to add some deeper philosophical levels à la Prometheus, with the difference being that it fails to succeed in either that or being an entertaining action horror. The plot is very disappointing and the ending was not clever. I wish they had taken a very different direction.
Rated 25 Aug 2019
60
25th
George Lucas: “I’m going to destroy a film universe I created in the 70s with prequels.” Ridley Scott: “Hold my beer.”
Rated 12 Jun 2017
70
20th
(spoilers) I feel pretty underwhelmed by this movie. I was expecting alot more. I Love that it ended on a bad note, that is probably my favorite thing about this. I just wish it wasn't so predictable. as soon as they cut away from the synths fighting, I knew david would win. I feel like alot of the movie could have been avoided if we just had smarter characters. 'There are massive aliens that have ripped apart a good deal of our friends, so I'm gonna go off to this secluded spot for some reason'
Rated 11 Oct 2017
70
56th
If you went into this expecting it to just be about Xenomorphs or a suspenseful character study of a group individuals fighting for their lives against an alien menace you'd be wrong. This is really about life as a synthetic and long drawn out scenes of Michael Fassbender playing the skin flute with his twin. It still works more as a horror film and it's really not the worst we've seen come out of this franchise. Scott can still build a compelling world that keep us coming back like suckers.
Rated 20 Jun 2017
8
59th
I hope they keep letting Ridley Scott keep making weird nihilistic Gothic horror movies under the Alien name. Movie's flawed as hell, but a way more interesting approach than basically any Alien movie since the 90's.
Rated 02 Jul 2017
76
87th
This film seems at times like a sequel to Prometheus and at other times like a prequel to "Alien" but never really manages to be both things at once. This makes it seem like they took the ideas for the next two films in the series and merged them together, by doing this they had to drop a lot of plot points and that's what really hurts this film. I'm hoping when this comes out on Blu-Ray that there will be a director's cut of the film that will fill in some of the missing pieces.
Rated 06 Jul 2017
80
85th
I really enjoyed Alien: Covenant and it nicely pulls the vastly underrated Prometheus closer to the Alien series.
Rated 22 Mar 2018
75
79th
I'm late to the Alien franchise and while this doesn't match the first 2, I think it's a good follow up to Prometheus.
Rated 03 Aug 2017
1
16th
Clichéd space drivel. Shocked Scott directed this junk.
Rated 03 Aug 2017
70
96th
Having the ignorance of not seeing Prometheus, the new Alien film was for the most part a positive experience. Stunning to look at and with a story which was a pleasing mix the predictable and the unpredictable. Favorite moment was when the evil Fassbender told the man with the weapon to look closer at those yucky egg things.... and he did! Regardless of probable everyone watching the scene screaming "DON'T!!!"
Rated 22 Sep 2017
75
76th
I get all the problems with it and why many didn't enjoy it. Overly linear, with idiotic character decisions, a basic screenplay and a plot that admittedly takes away from Ridleys original masterpiece. But I absolutely didn't care because I enjoyed it so much. Looks utterly beautiful, action was great and Fassbender and Waterston are both fantastic.
Rated 09 Aug 2017
68
14th
Actually enjoyed Prometheus. This on the other hand is a letdown and has a fucking atrocious ending. I liked the first half but it went way, way, WAY downhill. Way too all over the place for its length. Ridley should have stretched this out like he intended rather than caring about these retards who don't have the attention span for a more story based movie. Annoying twists in this. Very disappointed.
Rated 20 Aug 2017
68
65th
I think I am one of the few who actually liked this film. It's beautifully shot, and the first third is stunning at times. There is still the Prometheus remnants of the quasi-religious origin aspects, but its toned down and successful enough in acting as simply setup for David's pivotal role. There are some missteps but it's probably the third best alien film, so its a step in the right direction. If you can't get stoked by the Fassbender on Fassbender action, you're dead inside.
Rated 14 May 2017
60
38th
It's like Ridley understood people looked David, but wanted more Xenomorph. And as a result he said "fuck it, you get no answers from Prometheus." And then misunderstood that we like David but don't want him to be a supervillain. Also: never show the Xenomorph in daylight FFS.
Rated 24 Jan 2021
74
58th
It is much less annoying than Prometheus; that's for sure. And Fassbender is crazy good (maybe the best double role performance since Dr. Strangelove). I loved the feeling of the planet they landed on; the carved mountains, the aesthetics of the temple, etc. But they haven't sorted out still my little peeve with this new Alien series: How can they be so unprepared for Alien encounters as a colonization mission? This part kills the whole story for me.
Rated 21 Jan 2018
72
67th
I liked it until the end. Entertaining and visually nice to look at. They need to hire smarter crews for these trips.
Rated 01 Jan 2019
54
40th
Go away, Fassbender. Your tiresome character is ruining a perfectly average Alien movie.
Rated 12 Nov 2017
40
14th
It is curious that it was announced as a come back to the horror paradigm. If Prometheus had at least one really suspenseful scene, this one has exactly none. The today's "special effects", or rather should I say, the dull computer animation is certainly one of the suspects in the murder of the genre (sci-fi, horror).
Rated 18 May 2017
77
87th
The gruesome erotics of death and creation. A spectacle of tired tropes that find new life through their sensual visual design. The scene of the two Fassbenders playing the flute comes to mind as the most significant in a series of haunting art installations.
Rated 19 May 2017
70
42nd
As I said to my friend who I watched this with, I need to sit down and find a website that shows the entire "Alien" franchise universe timeline in chronological order, because I'm just not steeped enough in it to really know whether this holds up story-wise or not. Visually speaking I thought it was solid (a tip of the cap to what appeared to be 9 million VE artists) and Fassbender is, unsurprisingly, spellbindingly good. This is a good time for the most part, though admittedly drags in places.
Rated 19 May 2017
69
19th
As a sequel to Prometheus, this is better. As an Alien movie, this is meh. It answers none of the questions its predecessor and tries to strip down the plot, but it's still way too obtuse for a franchise that launched with a slasher flick. And xenomorphs aren't scary anymore. They're just not. They're glossy, rubbery, CGI messes and Scott films them with zero flair, zero attention to tone or atmosphere. Time for the man to step back again and let another James Cameron run things.
Rated 19 May 2017
20
12th
The franchise began as a staggering gross-out-fest and has only gotten grosser over time. The level of bloodshed we see here is, as Scott desired, truly terrifying. It's also largely gratuitous and, at times, can even feel counterproductive. After all, Alien's famous monsters stem from the truly disturbing artwork of H.R. Giger, whose sexuo-violent oeuvre has always exuded a cold, barren vibe--as blanched as a bone, as stark as a tombstone. The copious red somehow doesn't seem to go with it.
Rated 19 May 2017
70
56th
Much like Prometheus this movie can be picked apart in regards to bonehead character decisions. Much of the "crew" is either unlikable or leaves no mark on the viewer and is simply there for Alien fodder. Luckily Fassbender is there to carry much of the load by late in act 2. Offers little suspense, and only fleeting moments of action. Mostly it serves as a way to bridge the gap story-wise between Prometheus and the original Alien series. It's fine at doing that but does feel lacking at times.
Rated 18 Oct 2017
60
34th
Scott has not lost his sense of visual flair, but it's time to put this franchise to rest, as it's been more than 30 years since anyone was able to create an Alien movie that wasn't predicated on every character making the dumbest possible choices at the worst possible moments.
Rated 18 Sep 2017
42
21st
Well put together, except for the script. Everything is very predictable and boring. We've seen this a hundred times already. Acting is OK, but not great. Alien Covenant is a way to pass the time, nothing more. 42/100.
Rated 27 Aug 2017
68
20th
The film suffers from dumb-decision-syndrome, but the philosophical approaches are fascinating, along with Fassbender owning the show, even if it's pretty clear that the visionary version of Ridley Scott is not coming back.
Rated 21 May 2017
40
8th
The first third was excellent, but then with the monsters. Deliver me!.
Rated 06 Jan 2018
60
44th
Your typical space horror opera complete with long intro on the spaceship, doomed expedition on unknown planet, ominous music and basic twist. But, although it doesn't bring any new tricks to the sci-fi table, what it lacks in originality it makes up for with genuine suspense. From the first Alien's appearance and on, the tension levels are consistently very high, making this a very enjoyable space romp - although some more solid characters and a less sketchy premise would have gone a long way.
Rated 21 May 2017
52
4th
We need to either quit this franchise altogether or get Elderly Filmmaker Ridley Scott out of the way so someone else can breathe fresh life into it. I don't understand how anyone could possibly care where the xenomorph came from (the appeal is the primal horror, god damn it!) so why are we prioritizing this half-baked David plot at the expense of A) every other dumbass character, B) sensible plot construction and C) crafting a decent sci-fi horror film?
Rated 22 May 2017
76
54th
Applaud the Cain and Abel development between Fassbenders - combines themes from 1&2. The size of the crew felt impersonal, and suggests from the start, to strap in and prepare for a lotta blood. Bereft, Jurassic Park sequel feel..Consequently, the objective of the story seems diluted. A downsized cast = more empathy. In effect, the fatalistic grand finale is vanilla. Some silly CGI and violent humor (shower). Lazy/Predictable ending to the Fassbender fued. Genuinely enchanting flute scene.
Rated 22 May 2017
70
38th
Riddley Scott has gone back to his root to entertain his cult follower and other sci-fi horror fan. "Alien:Covenant" picked up the alien origin story where it left off. An Action-packed, fast pace character-driven story is the thrilling zest behind this, otherwise, predictable and underwhelming 5-years-in-the-making sequel of "Prometheus". Michael Fassbender acting is one of the few redeeming quality aside from the action and visual spectacle. Obviously, a rushed storyline is the kryptonite here
Rated 22 May 2017
65
28th
This film doesn't seem to know what it wants to do. It kept ratcheting up tension in certain directions, then breaking it unexpectedly with unrelated action. The only character that is fleshed out is David, and even then its just a rote mad scientist play.
Rated 22 May 2017
35
2nd
Stupid people do stupid decisions and die stupidly. I gave it 35 score only for the following: 1. It's in my favorite franchise - I think there is no better horror idea that Alien Xenomorph by Giger. And Alien is present, even not in final form. 2. Android is great, even with all this gay shit. 3. Idea about humans&gods&robots&creators/etc. That's all folks. I hope next movie won't be such a B-movie.
Rated 12 Oct 2017
10
56th
Although it suffers a bit from lack of practical effects and a modern dependency on CG, which seriously decreases the quality of any movie of this type, it is a far better film than people are willing to give it credit for. If you are expecting something like the original films, then you are not thinking in the right way, this should more be thought of as a different kind of movie, with different feel, set in the same universe. Comparisons should not be drawn. enjoyed the experience.
Rated 24 May 2017
70
82nd
The crew of the ship are not the brightest .Fassbender steals the show.
Rated 01 Jan 2018
60
61st
Note to The Company: stop sending out trillion-dollar space missions staffed entirely by emotionally-unstable untrained amateurs who flip into blind panic at the drop of a hat. Other than that, this is a beautiful movie that at least attempts to re-capture some of the tension and body horror of the original. It doesn't succeed for the most, but I was still engaged throughout - mainly due to Fassbender's riveting dual performances.
Rated 27 May 2017
2
13th
Elevator pitch for Alien:Covenant: What if, and hear me out on this, Prometheus was a bad film that cattered to the fans and set out to pad out the [i]lore[/i]?
Rated 28 May 2017
72
51st
Beautiful and hellishly frustrating. While Covenant delivers the most brutal and disturbing implications of the entire Alien franchise, they remain just that: implications. In much the same way as Prometheus, Covenant is content to leave more questions than answers, instead distracting the viewer with lovingly directed scenes of gore and ferocity in the hopes that we won't notice how incongruous this film seems in the grand scope of the Alien franchise.
Rated 28 Mar 2018
60
33rd
There were a lot of things I really liked about Prometheus and appreciated its ambition (even if I hated the screenwriter). All the build up from Prometheus is just completely, entirely deflated here. Scott is a pro, so there's enough here to pass the time, but it just added zero story-wise to the Alien universe.
Rated 02 Jun 2017
4
51st
I think I need to re-watch Prometheus
Rated 07 Jun 2017
65
47th
Though I seem to be in the minority who enjoyed Prometheus, Alien Covenant was a bit of a disappointment. Like all Alien films, its a great popcorn flick, but this one lacks a lot of the emotional depth and gripping storytelling that Prometheus, and the first two Alien movies had. It has awesome visuals, and Michael Fassbender on one side, but on the other, it falls a little flat in the side character and plot acceleration department.
Rated 09 Jun 2017
56
20th
For someone who found PROMETHEUS as beguiling as it was frustrating, ALIEN: COVENANT is a disappointing return to a predictable status quo--a film that makes most of the same mistakes while voiding almost any pretense of originality (save for Michael Fassbender's stellar turn) or substance (outside of a baffling and pretentious prologue). It's a movie explicitly made to recall ALIEN and ALIENS, with the unfortunate side effect of reminding the audience how superior they are to this one.
Rated 10 Jun 2017
54
43rd
This flick is the long waited sequel for Prometheus. Unfortunately it did not work as it's own. They are sister movies and you have to see films one after the other to get the full picture for what (and why) things went like they did. The inner logic worked fine. Movies explained the alien but are we creating an endless prequel loop to explain Prometheus/Covenant etc.?
Rated 13 Jun 2017
83
83rd
Five long years after the mythological bombshell of "Prometheus," I eagerly sat down for the next Alien movie, hoping that Ridley Scott would reveal what exactly the engineers were trying to do, who they were, and answer the questions left at the end of the last movie. Unfortunately, none of those questions were answered, and now they never will be. I didn't get what I hoped for, but I did get a new Alien movie, and a pretty awesome one, even if the characters have no sense of self preservation.
Rated 21 Jun 2017
90
77th
Rapey but in a way I enjoyed Sorry, I know that sounds awful.
Rated 12 Nov 2017
85
78th
I liked it a lot, and think this may be the best film in the Alien franchise - in modern-day watching, even better than the original Alien. The graphics and and visceral, violent imagery made this a great horror movie compared to others that simply jump-cut. Fassbender is great in his return and I love Katherine Waterston - she truly brought out an empathetic horror that you could feel as a viewer.
Rated 02 Nov 2017
72
19th
The good looks fool you into thinking there's more to this than there really is. It's basically like the 5th installment of a slasher series where it's just a bunch of killings in irrelevant order.
Rated 27 Jul 2017
88
69th
A fantastic horror movie that adds to the backstory of the alien. Now if you can't find something scary if the monster's backstory is explained, well you have wrong opinions, but you'll also hate this movie. Learning more about the world while being spooked is my kind of Scifi. Android rights is also up my alley. So this is one of those movies that was made for me. Acting is all solid throughout and the CGI is some of the best in Film right now.
Rated 27 Jul 2017
60
38th
I guess the problem with all the sequels/remakes these days is the following: If it was bad, a sequel won't be good all of a sudden. If it was great, it will most likely be worse. After Prometheus could not quite decide if it wanted to be an Alien prequel or not, I thought that maybe this will be way better (excuse me, I *want* to be this naïve) and of course, I was a little disappointed. Don't get me wrong, it's an enjoyable film but it simply cannot keep up with the incredible first 2 films.
Rated 03 Jul 2022
20
7th
I've heard once that you can't get a job in US army with IQ below 80(-ish?). Not sure if that's true but there are certainly no such restrictions for becoming a Hollywood screenwriter these days.
Rated 11 Nov 2019
45
9th
While trying to replicate all the good things from previous movies, it ends up making all the same mistakes. Very much like Prometheus, minus any trace of ambition, plus even less likable characters.
Rated 17 Feb 2018
93
88th
Scott is back in full creepy tension mode here, with the return of Fassbender, this time as the heart of the drama, continues the same exploration of the themes established in PROMETHEUS, though the philosophical underpinnings are not as intriguing this time around. Fassbender's performance is the star attraction here, building and deepening his already impressive work in PROMETHEUS; sequences where he has to act (and even seduce!) 'himself' are especially fascinating.
Rated 11 Aug 2017
28
33rd
The movie did not make me care about the story, the characters, the gore... Nothing. It felt really bland, awkward and annoying. Too bad all of the money went into paying Fassbender for the two roles and they couldn't afford attractive actors. If nothing else, this is my favorite James Franco movie and I thoroughly enjoyed his character development.
Rated 12 Aug 2017
59
29th
Really no different than Prometheus (2012)
Rated 02 Feb 2018
68
52nd
watched as more of a Scott fan than an alien fan and was satisfied. Scott intermingles blockbuster thrills with blockbuster philosophy in a good way. Fassbender gives this A LOT more points he's so good, so diabolical. The action setpiece aboard the cargoship in flight was kinetic and memorable. the last 20 minutes are an epilogue, not a climax, and should have been relegated to being a reference in the next film rather than something we see on screen.
Rated 18 Aug 2017
50
26th
SPOILER ALERT: A.C splits the difference between Prometheus and the original Alien, resulting in a frustratingly uneven film. The script is poor, lacking sufficient focus, and the acting is only just passable. Scott manages to orchestrate a few thrilling set pieces, especially one atop an aircraft carrier, but he recycles too many scenes from previous installments, and it's disappointing to discover that the Xenomorphs were the result of a bored misanthropic robot's rainy day project.
Rated 11 May 2017
35
14th
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