Alien Covenant

Alien Covenant

DVD - 2017
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"The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape"--From www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: FIC Alien
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.

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chickster
Jan 19, 2018

Prometheus is a film to own and watch several times. It sparked more conversations with friends than any other genre film I've watched in the last decade. Covenant is in no way an equal. The inherent problem is that this film is the middle of the story, so you are "set up" with Prometheus and then have to wait for the end of the story in Part 3 of this film arc. Listen to Scott's commentary track after you watch the film. You'll get a better sense of what he was trying to achieve. Now we all have to wait for the pay-off in the next film to ultimately judge the story.

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reginator_22
Jan 17, 2018

I thought this movie should have been better, considering it's part of the Alien franchise. But there was some cool action in it.

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jimg2000
Jan 08, 2018

“Prometheus 2012” was a 4 of 5 star watch for me and this one is nearly as good. Fassbender reprised as a “calculating” synthetic android in this sequel but without Rapace, Idris Elba and Charlize Theron. Mostly, agree with mr_chocolate’s comments but felt that the plot could have hinged on some accident or logical twist (how about doping by David?) rather than frequent foolish decisions that led to a sinister future of the colonization ship Covenant .
6.5/10 IMDb
68% Rotten Tomatoes
4/4 Roger Ebert

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humbleworm
Jan 08, 2018

Prometheus introduced several new concepts to the Alien franchise and is probably my least favourite, but this sequel makes a concerted effort to bridge with the earlier films that follow it. Unfortunately, a gestational period of an hour or so is not credible and the result of David's work/hubris seems to be branching off. I think we have to expect a sequel to this.

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Ianandson
Dec 19, 2017

I liked it better than Prometheus. But I do highly recommend watching Prometheus first.

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voisjoe1_0
Dec 16, 2017

I watched this because I highly respect director Ridley Scott and actor Michael Fassbender, but I really doubted that much new of substance could be added after the first two Aliens. I was right. After the first few shocking killings, the remainder were kinda' repetitive. The ending was almost a copy of the ending of "life." The "Life" with Jake Gyllenhaal, not the film about James Dean.

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MichelleinBallard
Dec 16, 2017

I though this film started out slowly and didn't live up to the promise of Prometheus. I was hoping for more backstory on the "Engineers".

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mr_chocolate
Dec 02, 2017

I was impressed with this sequel to 2012 film, Prometheus, and prequel to the 1979 Alien classic. I did find that the difference between David and Walter was minimal and somewhat weak, however, did interestingly able to tie up the most of the questions asked in the previous film. The only one main question, unanswered, is of whom the Engineers are and their background.
It is another imaginative look at what can happen when humans create and depend upon, Artificial Intelligence.
The Special Features add some deleted and extended scenes.
I ranked this pretty high for the story and delivery, but falls short of being as scary and unique as the original Alien film.

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strider643
Nov 27, 2017

This movie is awful. To think this movie was directed by same person as the original Alien masterpiece of horror and science fiction. The cast is completely forgettable. What's the point of this exercise in boredom? The special effects are lame. How many times are we going to see the creature come out of the chest? Ridley Scott is really shooting blanks in this flick.

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hosselton
Nov 25, 2017

Directed by Ridley Scott, expected something better than this. No stars.

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pink_panther_512
Sep 09, 2017

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jimg2000
Jan 08, 2018

Many quotes in IMDb. This is from prologue:

Walter: All these wonders of art... design, human ingenuity... All utterly meaningless in the face of the only question that matters. Where do we come from? I refuse to believe that mankind... is a random by-product of molecular circumstance. No more than the result of... Mere biological chance. No. There must be more. And you and I, son, we will find it.
David: Allow me then a moment to consider. You seek your creator. I am looking at mine. I will serve you, yet you're human. You will die, I will not.

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