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Alien: Covenant

USA, English, 122 mins

  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • Writer: Michael Green; John Logan
  • Producer: David Giler; Walter Hill

CGiii Comment

It's nowhere near as bad as they say it is...and, it's nowhere near as good as it could have been...but, that can be said about practically every film ever made!!!

The Alien franchise began way back in 1979...after a strong start, it fell by the wayside...with some truly appalling installments...as for the crossovers, the less said. Then, in 2012, came [the prequel] Prometheus...heralding a new dawn for this money-making franchise. 

Behind the scenes, there has been much chatter about Sigourney Weaver reprising Ripley (with Neill Blomkamp set to direct)...but, that seems dead-in-the-water...due to corporate interference and Ridley Scott's firm command of the Alien reins...let's face it, he who controls the purse-strings...controls everything! Creativity and finance rarely go [happily] hand-in-hand!

Prometheus made a bundle at the Box Office...Covenant looks set to do the same.

The critics of both films have failed to realise that 'the suspension of disbelief' is a vital component to the 'enjoyment' of any film...even more so when it comes to science fiction...these nit-pickers, well that's all they do, nit-pick...they set out to find fault. It's only a film!!!

And, a mighty fine one it is too! Yes, you can hear the corporate purse-strings dictate the set pieces, all the good [action] bits from the previous films are in here...all those diversity boxes are ticked...and, for those who want something a little challenging...it all gets a little cerebral...

A robot capable of love...Michael Fassbinder kissing himself...that's enough cud to chew upon for weeks!

Covenant has something for everyone, apart from the purists who all should jog on...it paves the way for what could be potentially an intriguing continuation, a gay singularity!

It all depends on how much the purse-strings re[de]strict those creative reins!


Trailer...

The(ir) Blurb...

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Cast & Characters

Michael Fassbender as David / Walter;
James Franco as Branson;
Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw;
Katherine Waterston as Daniels;
Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland;
Billy Crudup;
Danny McBride;
Callie Hernandez;
Carmen Ejogo;
Demian Bichir;
Goran D. Kleut;
Amy Seimetz;
Jussie Smollett;
Uli Latukefu;
Benjamin Rigby

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