REVIEW OF ALIEN: COVENANT 2017
Alien: Covenant, is a horror film directed by Ridley Scott & written by Michael Green (story), John Logan (screenplay), Jack Paglen (story). The Movie starring Katherine Waterston(Daniels), Michael Fassbender(David / Walter), Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, James Franco(Branson), Noomi Rapace(Elizabeth Shaw) and Guy Pearce(Peter Weyland).
The film was originally scheduled for an October 6, 2017, release date, but this was brought ahead to August 4, 2017. The release date was later brought ahead again to May 19, 2017.
Synopsis: Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, the survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
“Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ‘Alien’ with ‘Alien: Covenant’, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with ‘Prometheus’ — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.“
This point should be a no-brainer, become familiar with the source material! The Movie is also a prequel to Alien, but also a series to Prometheus. Whether you were a fan of Prometheus or not, I strongly recommend re-watching it a few times before venturing into Covenant. Become familiar with the characters, the minor plot details and pay attention to the props used by the crew. Alien is the same – pay attention to the small details. Although Alien has less going on than Prometheus, both films contain crucial information which will aid your understanding of Alien: Covenant.Ridley Scott’s concern now is making sure that bringing these classic monsters back to the big screen does not feel – as he puts it – “played out.” We’ve seen so many different scenarios involving these monsters terrorizing space
Ridley Scott’s concern now is making sure that bringing these classic monsters back to the big screen does not feel – as he puts it – “played out.” We’ve seen so many different scenarios involving these monsters terrorizing space travelers, that the primary goal here is to reintroduce them to modern audiences in a way that feels fresh, exciting and as genuinely terrifying as it was all the way back in the 1970s.
We will find out in due time if Scott can recapture the magic of this universe by introducing classic monsters. They say that in space nobody can hear you scream, but in a crowded movie theater, everybody can most certainly hear your annoyed groans. Alien: Covenant is currently slated for an October 6, 2017, release date.