Director : Ridley Scott
Producer(s) : Ridley Scott, Mark Huffam, Michael Schaefer, David Giler and Walter Hill
Main Cast : Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Carmen Ejogo and Demián Bichir
Genre : Sci-Fi/Horror
Release Date : May 19, 2017
Music Director : Jed Kurzel
Awesome-O-Metre : 7.0/10
Alien: Covenant is deliciously terrifying
Ridley Scott takes us back to the universe he created with 1979’s Alien. However, Alien: Covenant is a prequel to the Alien and Prometheus movies and stars Michael Fassbender reprising his role as a synthetic (robot) called David who is charged with the crew of the USCS Covenant to search for a new planet to colonize. However, on an exploratory mission to a new planet that seems habitable, they happen on….THE ALIEN!!!!
As a kid, the Alien movies scared the crap out of me and when this new episode came to cinemas, I was super reluctant to go and see it. But with a little persuasion from some wicked people on twitter and me dragging a reluctant accomplice along, I picked courage to go see it.
It didn’t take 10 minutes of the movie for me to realize that I am STILL scared of that thing and I mean that in a good way because that movie was terrifyingly delicious. The chestbusters are now even more violent, ripping rib cages like they were crackers and the facehuggers suffocating and corroding skin like never before and OMG, the Neomorph and Xenomorphs kill with so much impudence and audacity.
Many people were quite unhappy with Prometheus which was released sometime in 2012 because they felt that it was a radical departure from the Alien franchise and I quite agree. I however feel that this installment has redeemed the franchise. I particularly liked the meeting between the Androids even though there was this one creepy scene which got me squirming in my chair. I won’t spoil it for you but when you see it, you will KNOW it!
I am glad that Ridley Scott played it safe this time and just stuck to the age old winning formula without putting a much too intricate backstory, they even used the old soundtracks from Alien and Prometheus and yes, there was a wicked plot twist which even though we expected it, still hit us in the gut when it was fully exposed.
By the way, I heard one guy at the ticketing queue tell his female partner that Alien: Covenant would be like Independence Day and I laughed at how wrong he was. I laughed hysterically when I saw both of them fleeing the cinema after just 30 minutes.
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