Director: Ridley Scott
Screenwriter: John Logan and Dante Harper
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Carmen Ejogo, DemiÃ¡n Bichir
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Rated PG-13 | 122 Minutes
Release Date: May 19, 2017
The truth is that while I liked Alien: Covenant, I didnâ€™t love it. Whatâ€™s tragic, aside for the future the prequel sets humanity up for, is that all it would have taken to make the film phenomenal was some small tweaks and changes.
Alien: Covenant lacks the same emotional heights sci-fi fans associate with Ridley Scottâ€™s film of 1979 or James Cameronâ€™s 1986 sequel, though itâ€™s not without merit. Chief among the complaints is that the new film seems to sit on the franchiseâ€™s laurels rather than push it forward in the way Casino Royale did for James Bond or Logan did for X-Men. Itâ€™s been 38 years since the original Alien thriller, but this movie lacks some of the lauded learnings and innovations of modern science fiction cinema.
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