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A colony mission goes dangerously wrong in Alien: Covenant

posted May 24, 2017, 6:47 AM by Jeffrey Wolf


By: Robby Timmler, Staff Writer

Posted May 24th, 2017


Alien: Covenant is about the crew of the Covenant, a colony ship that is on a mission to a habitable planet to start their own colony.  Suddenly, the ship is hit by an energy storm and Walter (played by Michael Fassbender), the robot assistant, wakes up the crew before they die in their isolated sleepers. After their captain dies in the crash, Oram (played by Billy Crudup) becomes captain and notices that the ship need repairs. While repairing the ship, Tennessee (played by Danny McBride) hears a static message that leads the crew to another habitable planet. Upon arrival, a crew made up of Daniels (played by Katherine Waterston), Oram, Walter, Karine (played by Carmen Ejogo), and Upworth (played by Callie Hernandez) goes down to investigate the planet. While the crew is down on the planet, some of the crew gets infected by an alien pathogen and an alien creature pops out of them which leads to the landing ship to be destroyed leaving the crew stranded on the planet with the alien creature.  The crew is left only with their skills to help them survive.


Alien: Covenant destroys the Alien franchise and ruins the creatures of Alien: Xenomorph. The film has terrible CGI (Computer Generated Images) and one dimensional characters that you don’t care for at all. The characters have the aim of Stormtroopers and the intelligence of a lima bean. The way the crew would get infected and how aliens are created goes against what has been establish since Alien (1979). The film destroys what last bit of credibility the Alien franchise had and takes a dump on it. The film looks just like Prometheus (2012). The only good part about the film is one action scene between Daniels and a Xenomorph that was some what cool. Other than that, the film should be burned and buried where no one can find it or remember it. Alien: Covenant gets 1/10 stars.
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