Sam’s Alien Covenant Review

Plot: Everyone’s favorite mega corperation, Weyland-Yutani, has sent the crew of the Covenant to a far off planet, Origae-6, to colonize. However, the Covenant receives a mysterious signal coming from a much closer unknown world. This nearby planet looks even more hospitable than Origae-6 and is too tempting to pass up. Going there may or may not be a good idea…Spoilers: it’s not. There may or may not be aliens…Spoilers: there are.

First Thoughts: I really liked Alien Covenant! However, I wanted to love it, not like it. A few nick picky issues keep it from greatness. That being said, I can say in all confidence that it is the 3rd best Alien movie ever made. Not hard to do, but I would take that as extremely good news.

Pros and Cons:

Cons
– Could have been scarier.
– Characters are fine, but forgettable. I won’t remember their names like I did for the crew of the Nostromo or the Colonial Marines.
– Characters are also stuck on dumb or “Don’t do that!”

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I’m gonna put my face in this thing!

– Some twists are predictable
– I had to fight explosive diahriah throughout film. I missed a few minutes in the beginning because of it. I thought I was safe until my stomach gurgled around the time xenomorphs showed up. I really thought I was gonna shit my pants. Luckily, it went away. This ordinal was actually more terrifying than the movie…

Pros
– XENOMORPHS & facehuggers on the big screen again! Loved seeing them. Interesting twist about them…Alien-Covenant-gif-horror
– Seeing the Alien title slowly form on the big screen made me happy.
– Neomorphs stole the show for me. Great new monster for the mythos. I need a NECA toy of one asap.

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Is it just me, or do the mouths look like butt holes?

– Fantastic gore! Some of the best and most disturbing deaths in the series. Did not disappoint in this department!
– Great creepy moments that will haught you after the film.
– Michael Fassbender is the best part. I’ll tell you why in a future spoiler discussion…
– Danny McBride + Xenomorphs = WINNING tumblr_om45hgOjBL1s64q1mo1_500
– James Franco’s performance was oscar worthy
– The film is gorgeous. Great shots and settings.
– The movie created more questions than answers. I really liked that. It’s fun to discuss and it makes things scarier/more unsettling by not knowing.
– The music felt very Alien, which is good. Jed Kurzel did a great job.
– Things I can’t talk about without spoiling

Final thoughts and Score: Overall, dispite it’s faults, it was a good Alien movie. I’m glad I saw it, and I can’t wait to buy it and watch it again.

4 out of 5. Really Liked It!

  • PQG 1991

    I haven’t watched it yet, I wasn’t convinced because Prometheus was too “Meh” for me. I think I’ll see if i can go watch it this weekend.

    • Is it still out?

      • PQG 1991

        In my country it still is. Some late night screenings only though.

  • Villain

    Looks like I’m waiting for DVD for this one. I was hoping to find my way into the theater but didn’t make it in time.

    Looking forward to watching Edgar Wright’s new film Baby Driver at some point this weekend.

    • PQG 1991

      Tequila! … I mean baby driver looks awesome at least the trailer.

    • Please do a review on Baby Driver.

      I haven’t had time to see a movie either. I want to see Wonder Woman and Spiderman, but I may not have time. Hopefully Spider-Man.

      • Villain

        If I get to it I’ll do a review. Looks like it’ll be excellent.

  • Jerry Eldini

    Franco was actually good it it huh? He has always reminded me of one of those guys that would sneak into one of your buddies little 13-year-old sisters room and have sex with her and then you would have to help your buddy chase him down and smash his face into a curb or something like that. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me. (shite used to go down different in the ’82!)
    Everything else sounds straight up Bitchin, I can’t fucking wait to see this, the first alien is one of my favorite films ever and I love every one of the movies. They show 3 on TV way, way, way too much. I need more 1 and 2 really bad, can’t get enough 1 and 2.

  • holybagpipes

    Dumb characters kinda make it more of a slasher film rather than a sci fi horror epic.

    Even prometheus had some “Really?” moments.

    I got impatient and watched some of the death scenes and those were really impressive! I’ll wait till the unrated version comes out since they censor the crap out of everything on the big screen here.