Instead, a rogue transmission entices the crew to a nearby habitable planet which resembles Earth. I'm already anticipating the next film. It is a lot better than first meets the eye. From the off disaster strikes, thrusting the crew into emotional strife. That's where they find what continues to be the best character in these prequels; Michael Fassbender's David the Android.
There's some surprises in store, with Fassbender a double bonus, and there's some striking chatter ranging from if there's benefits of the human race? Log cabin on the lake. Billy Crudup plays the faith-based character, and like the last movie, this movie seems to be including that without ever really giving it value in the meaning of life conversation. There are a few points of rather convenient plots however overall the film is now among my favorites right along side Aliens and T:2. Except here the aliens come between them. Ultimately, what was intended as an exploratory and peaceful mission, under those circumstances, it will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. It's easy to tell what this movie wants to do and it's even easier to see the twist coming a half hour before it even comes.
Particularly, it landed in the hands of the original maker. I also really do consider Prometheus to be one of the most gorgeous-looking special films of the last decade and this continues that- from the Covenant ship to the grain fields and other vegetation eerily covering the mostly desolate other terrain of the planet. They also seem to be getting worse with age. I'm so tired of most of these others. Though it may be somewhat predictable and familiar, I say that is a good thing as Prometheus seemed to stray too far from the other movies. The unsuspecting crewmembers of the Covenant will have to cope with biological foes beyond human comprehension. Michael Fassbender really did one hell of a job acting those two parts of Walter and David.
A neutrino burst harms the ship, and slaughters some of the settlers. God complexes and stupidity abound. So the update makes it the special. It's also really odd that Prometheus does this whole thing of setting up the engineers as the creators of human beings but here they only get one scene and let's just say those looking for more info about them will get angry. Alien Covenant is a cover version, no two ways about it, it's a retread of what was showcased in 1979, only with the tie-in to Prometheus and a continuation to the origins of Xenomorph and pals. It's another prequel, hence the prequel series on the making.
I really wanted to like it but came a way with a huge sense of disappointment Not sure about all the bad reviews, I enjoyed the movie. Moving on, the aliens in this movie are awesome, and look amazing. . So only 18 years to go between this, from 2104 to 2122. Not without flaws of course, but a very tidy science fiction piece it be.
There are a few nice kills here, I will give the movie that. Genre Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller Imdb Rating 6. He of course has abandoned this second movie, leaving it in the hands of the far more capable John Logan, but even he struggles to find meaning here, or escape the clichés that have started to grow like a Xenomorph in John Hurt's stomach. No bar raising here, no film to push the space lander out into new dimensions, just a good honest sci-fi thriller to be viewed with that in mind. Maggie tries to shoot the rapidly developing animal yet coincidentally hits a gas tank, bringing about a blast which demolishes the lander and murders her……. The 80 per cent of the film was what we had seen in the earlier 'Alien' films. I'm guessing because I wasn't expecting it to be particularly cerebral.
Things inevitably go from bad to worse and the action, blood flow and creature feature conventions are all laid out for our digestion. The drastic difference from what we were expecting in direction from Prometheus threw all of us off. There is so much detail and such good acting. Finally i'm no closer to understanding why these movies are necessary. So we roll on to Alien Covenant, which while not universally reviled, has certainly garnered some fearful scorn in Alien franchise fan circles. My first 2 watches I didn't appreciate the android Walter like the character deserves. It is a gigantic missed opportunity.
Prometheus was really a lot of questions searching for answers, ambitious in asking not only about the creation of alien life, but human life as well. Audio design for Covenant was incredible, from the soundtrack that feels like a callback to Alien and Aliens, to the completely unnerving, spine chilling sounds of the aliens and the eerie vibe to the sets. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation in uncharted space. Especially considering the basis for this was started by Damon Lindeloff, the creator of Lost and the man most of us are still waiting for answers for most of the things that happened on Lost. The story focused too much on the robot. As the team repairs the harm to the ship, they get a radio transmission from an adjacent obscure planet. Alien 3 was fine, Prometheus I thought could really go either way depending on the sequels, and Alien 4 of course was garbage.
Ultimately, what was intended as an exploratory and peaceful mission, under those circumstances, it will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. Detail: The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles a lot like the Earth, nevertheless, sooner or later, the unsuspecting members of the Covenant will have to cope with invincible and unconquerable biological foes beyond human comprehension. It blends the styles of Alien, Aliens, and Prometheus all together and does it very well. While there, they meet David Michael Fassbender , the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. There is also a lot of subtle reference to Terminator 2. Reluctant to get back into their pods for a 7 year journey, the on board crew responsible for the ship's upkeep decide instead to answer a distress transmission coming from another planet.