Alien: Covenant (Review)

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    Naturally being an Alien's fan I had to go see Alien: Covenant. Going into this movie I expected good but after it was done I was in shock on how much I enjoyed this movie and the storyline that will lead into the next. So Alien Covenant is a sequel to Prometheus but still a prequel to the original film Alien. You get to see finally what lead to the Aliens in the original films. And coming from this fan, it's nice to see where everything started. So let me tell you a little bit about Alien Covenant.

      

    Spoilers Ahead

    In a prologue, business magnate Peter Weyland speaks with his newly-activated synthetic, who chooses the name "David" after looking at a replica of Michelangelo's statue of David. Weyland tells David that one day they will search for mankind's creator together.

    In 2104 the colonization ship Covenant is bound for a remote planet, Origae-6, with two thousand colonists and a thousand embryos onboard. The ship is monitored by Walter, a newer synthetic physically resembling the earlier David model. The ship suddenly detects a nearby neutrino burst and is very shortly afterward damaged by the closely following explosive shockwave from the same source: a new star igniting. The shockwave impact kills some of the colonists. Walter orders the ship's computer to wake the crew from stasis, but the ship's captain, Branson, dies when his stasis pod malfunctions. While repairing the ship, the crew pick up a radio transmission from a nearby unknown planet. Against the objections of Daniels, Branson's wife, succeeding Captain Oram decides to investigate.

    As the Covenant remains in orbit, an expedition team descends to the planet's surface and tracks the transmission's signal to a crashed alien ship. While on the surface, security team members Ledward and Hallett are inadvertently infected with alien spores. Karine, Oram's wife, helps the rapidly sickening Ledward back to the lander, where Maggie, wife of pilot Tennessee, quarantines them both inside the med-bay. An alien creature (Neomorph) bursts from Ledward's back, killing him, then mauls Karine to death. Maggie tries to shoot the quickly growing creature but accidentally hits a gas tank, causing an explosion which destroys the lander and kills her. The Neomorph escapes to the planet's surface while another such creature bursts from Hallett's throat, killing him.

    This movie made me very happy with all its action and storytelling intertwined with each other. It reminded me a little bit of the original Alien's movie. This is a very long movie, but it's worth the wait when you get to see so much going on. For this UGeek I fully approve this movie as a must see. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you thought of it. 

     

    Rated 8 - 10

     

    Re-posted from 6/6/17