Alien: Covenant Reviews

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September 11, 2019
This film pales compared to the original. Still, it is another adventure for Alien fans to go for.
September 1, 2019
A so-so entry into the series, Alien: Covenant is enjoyable but fails to deliver the answers we've been waiting five years for and won't get you excited for the release of yet another one of these prequels.
September 1, 2019
Alien: Covenant is the bloodiest this franchise has been in a long time, but it isn't scary. The film is a beautiful symphony performed with amateur instruments. It is a hellish workshop overflowing with gut-wrenching disappointment.
August 7, 2019
Other than [Michael] Fassbender's two androids, there are no memorable characters and as for the mythology of the series, it simply muddies the waters further.
July 10, 2019
A bit too familiar to either thrill or surprise, despite some nasty little twists. These are scenarios more compellingly explored, and with more iconic characters, in previous chapters.
June 25, 2019
Covenant is goofy, scary, ballsy and thoroughly satisfying, and if that's not what you consider a "true Alien movie," your definition needs revision and reflection.
June 4, 2019
Consistently stunning from a visual standpoint. Even at 80 years old, Scott can still run circles around much younger directors when it comes to visceral action scenes and rich imagery.
May 22, 2019
Alien: Covenant is better than Prometheus and has plenty of gore and blood to go around, but it doesn't live up to the iconic Alien - no matter how much it tries.
May 21, 2019
The most beautiful sequences in the film are those which allow Scott to observe the world around him in its grandeur, focused more on thoughtful exploration than exposition.
May 12, 2019
This is a rare sequel that actually improves its predecessor in retrospect by giving some of the weirder elements of that film an ultimate purpose.
May 1, 2019
Covenant takes John Milton into a future of cybernetics, where the synthetic human (an excellent dual performance by Michael Fassbender) takes on a Satanic role.
April 23, 2019
Ridley Scott is still a masterful filmmaker [but] which Ridley Scott do you want and which side of the Alien franchise are you looking for?
April 16, 2019
The familiarity of the setup works against the movie, because we know what's lurking in that suspicious-looking egg and it takes forever to pass each franchise touchstone.
March 21, 2019
Unfortunately, it starts off like you're getting a sequel to Prometheus.
March 5, 2019
In the cold light of day, there's not much to Covenant. Its plot throws standard slasher mechanics against grand existential musings in a haphazard manner...But as Scott knows all too well, films aren't watched in daylight...
February 14, 2019
Prometheus and Alien: Covenant are like a Star Trek universe composed of nothing but red shirts.
February 12, 2019
While Covenant has its flaws, it seems to be a worthwhile step forward, albeit one that perhaps doesn't travel as far as one might hope.
February 1, 2019
Unlike Prometheus, which I found I enjoyed a lot more than the general consensus, this was as bad if not worse than its reputation. Let's just leave Alien alone for a while...
January 19, 2019
If there's one thing scarier than a human with a god complex it's an android with a god complex. This is a film heady with religion; the irony is that space travel relies on science and rationality yet what are colonists doing but creating new worlds?
December 29, 2018
La relación entre un dios y sus creaciones vuelve a ser el hilo conductor de la trama, pero la película no añade mucho a ese concepto o al menos algo diferente a lo que ya se vio en Prometeo.
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