• Gareth Crook

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Updated: Jul 31, 2019

If the question is should this addition to the Alien catalog have been made, I’d say no, not really, but then I’d have axed a lot of the other films, not being a fan of sequels. However despite covering familiar ground here, it’s very watchable. Most notably Fassbender as the non-human. If I wanted to be hypercritical, I’d say the CGI space scenes struggle with unconvincing lighting and the sound design is a little to ‘Transformersesque’ and clunky. What does make this interesting though is the mystery planet, the daylight, vegetation, everything that gives this a more post apocalyptic feel and I’m all for that. It’s standard fare well presented, but kept me reasonably gripped for its lengthy 2 hours. The plot is predictable, but it’s a damn sight better than Prometheus. That said I can’t go higher than...

6/10


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