(spoiler-free movie review)
Alien Covenant was a competently crafted but ultimately disappointing movie. After the mixed reception of Prometheus Ridley Scott returned to the Director’s chair, abandoning his original concept in favor of a Prometheus/Alien hybrid.
Unfortunately, this resulted in a film that feels tonally inconsistent. It has the high-concept God and creation themes from Prometheus mixed with more traditional Alien action/horror elements.
This approach fell flat, mainly because the action was lacking in tension and the Xenomorph scenes felt like afterthoughts.
In addition, the characters were dull and not nearly as interesting as the crews in Alien, Aliens or Prometheus. Although David and Walter(Michael Fassbender) is an exception to this. His incredible performance, along with the stunning visuals, are the highlights of the film.
Overall this is a fairly weak entry into the franchise but still worth watching for the gorgeous scenery, excellent score and a few stand-out action sequences.
My Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
- Media Format: Blu-ray (1080p, DTS-HD MA 7.1)
- Setup: Vizio 70″ 4K V-Series(V705-H) Television, JBL 9.1 Dolby Atmos Soundbar with Subwoofer, Sony UPB-X700 UHD Blu-ray Player
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