I rated Alien:Covenant 3/10 #IMDB


If you liked Prometheus then this might be your cup of tea.

To me this was just more lazy Scooby Doo in space pompous SciFi.

This unnecessary blah blah follows the events in Prometheus.

Pompous? When a supposedly human-like android walks robotically, speaks robotically, and has words like ‘ambulate’ in conversation with its creator it’s not a good sign. Using ‘Ambulate’ instead of ‘get up and walk’ is a signifier of pompous sci-fi if ever there was one. That’s the opening scene. It gets worse, so much worse, from there.

The crew of the big colonising ship ‘whatever it’s called doesn’t matter to you by now’ wake up to chaos. This follows a ‘neutrino storm’ that’s overpowered the grid or some tosh while ‘Walter’, a newer version of Prometheus’s ‘David’, had the charging sails out. By this time you know that most of these people are doomed and this is a lazy regurgitation of a lot of Alien.

It has all the face huggers, xenomorphs, crafty mad androids, and hopeless, poorly-trained, and highly unprofessional cannon-fodder/crew you’d expect.

I didn’t give it less than 3/10 because despite all the pompous nonsense, the woeful transparent plot, and limited characters it does have a few good moments of action and tension. But it just isn’t worth it for those alone.

Just ignore it and hope it and any subsequent drivel like it goes away.

Author: prettygreenparrot

I go to the movies now and again. I take a few photos here and there and play with them a bit in Adobe Lightroom.

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