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Alien: Covenant

Directed by Ridley Scott
United States, United Kingdom, 2017
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller


Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers 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.

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Alien: Covenant Directed by Ridley Scott

Awards & Festivals

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2016 | Nominee: Most Anticipated of 2017

Fright Meter Awards

2018 | Nominee: Best Special Effects

Scott does more than make a horror film here; he makes a film about the horror genre, its history, its place in the psyche, analysing the way the death-dream constantly underlies all fantasies of ego and eros.
May 21, 2017
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It’s an Alien movie for our times, one in which mankind isn’t just under the thumb of an oppressive corporation but sowing the seeds of its own destruction on a more sweeping scale. When a xenomorph, in its classic form, finally does make an appearance in Alien: Covenant, we see it not from a horrified human perspective but from the clinical point of view of a synthetic. It’s a forebear of doom, but it also feels like a dark moment of triumph.
May 17, 2017
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This is one of Scott’s best-directed movies and one of his most entertaining overall, partly because he’s working in a genre, the science fiction spectacle, that he does better than anyone since Stanley Kubrick, but also because he seems to be approaching it almost entirely in terms of visceral impact and emotion—as symphony of fire and blood, poetry and schlock.
May 15, 2017
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What are people saying?

  • chanandre's rating of the film Alien: Covenant

    [IMAX] Beware of clean-shaven, blue-eyed, Art Major asshole androids named David (He'd rather reign in Hell)./Someone is not a fan of James Franco: "Oh is that the bloke from 127 Hours trying to rock climb without ropes, with that boyish grin of his? I'll show him what's what-> Let him burn to a crisp inside his hibernation pod. His wife can mourn him over iPad video": ouch much?/ Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley.▽

  • MATTEO BITTANTI's rating of the film Alien: Covenant

    Ridley Scott, the ultimate parasite, cannibalizing his own creation, contaminating the spectators with that lethal virus otherwise known as Hollywood cinema. Covenant, a triumph of nihilism, the nihilism of corporate spectacle. A regurgitation of themes, tropes and topoi. An endless cycle of death. The master & servant dialectic reaches the omega point until the next, violent, resurrection. The show must go.

  • Mugino's rating of the film Alien: Covenant

    Scott thought it was "too on the nose" to challenge religion with creationism à la alien Engineer and evidently chickened out. The best SF demands vision and backbone, something sorely lacking in these wasted prequels. "Prometheus" could be forgiven, had Shaw and David engaged the Engineers in a fierce ideological battle, uncovering terrifying truths about our existence. Instead, we got this bag of flaming crap.

  • saitosouta's rating of the film Alien: Covenant

    This movie is definitely a deadly assalt on couple-normative society (in the occident?). Heterosexial couple is killed brutally, homosexial couple is also killed brutally, interracial couple is of course killed brutally, whoever has a partner is killed and new creatures thrive on their bodies. Originally slasher movie has an element like that but this sublimely grotesque myth for 21st century is at its peak, Hooray!

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film Alien: Covenant

    In which the DNA of several movies—a literal sequel to Prometheus, a spiritual sequel to Blade Runner, a Planet of Dr. Moreau, a run-and-gun splatter-fest—mix into a half-formed mutant that bursts from Ridley Scott's chest. It trips on its own mythology, which is a pity, because ALIEN needs no explanation: it was always most potent a long cold stare into the unknown. But I'll watch hard sci-fi with nice sets any day.

  • Skinnedteen's rating of the film Alien: Covenant

    Despite its masterful special effects, Ridley Scott needs to trust his audience and keep reinventing instead of defaulting to a repetitive and predictable B-horror film. He got lost in puzzling the pieces of Prometheus and Alien that it just ends up being less significant.

  • Gia de Almeida's rating of the film Alien: Covenant

    David is one of my favourite villains in film for the longest time (I love the androids of the Alien series - i.e. David and Bishop) but the movie is just too predictable, very entertaining but predictable. Did I mention I love David?

  • Tigrão's rating of the film Alien: Covenant

    Many things to say here, good and bad. On the plus side, it's a Ridley Scott film, so gorgeous to look at, beautifully directed, great entertainment, and a certainly far better entry than Prometheus. On the down side, the plot is too unnecessarily complicated and stuffy: there's too many different themes, different aspects, that the integrity of the film loses itself sometimes.

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