Showing posts from May, 2017

Review: Alien: Covenant (2017)

Fig.1 Alien: Covenant (2017) Movie Poster
Alien: Covenant (2017) was directed by Ridley Scott, and is both a sequel to Prometheus (2012) and a prequel to Alien (1979) - both of which were also directed by Ridley Scott. Prometheus was met with relatively mixed reactions, among both critics and fans alike. A lot of people, who were not too pleased with that film, believed that it left too many questions unanswered and, therefore, didn't live up to the promise of giving us more knowledge about the 1979 Sci-fi/Horror classic. So, how does it's sequel fair?
Fig.2 The Covenant crew exploring the Planet
Unlike it's 2012 predecessor, Alien: Covonant is based much more heavily in the Horror genre and because of this there are many occassions that will leave you overwhelmed by it's incredible use of gore and tension. The film does share some plot elements to the 1979 film, so the journey does seem a little similar, but Ridley Scott has still managed to make it feel fresh and new…