Alien: Covenant

{4/5} “One wrong note eventually ruins the entire symphony.”

Alien: Covenant, released in 2017

The Covenant is on its way to a planet that’s already been chosen for colonization. When an accident happens the crew is awakened to join their synthetic, Walter. Soon they pick up a startling transmission, seemingly human in origin. They have no choice but to investigate — they find the remains of the Prometheus expedition, and much more.

It’s the sequel to Prometheus (which I’m assuming will be renamed Alien: Prometheus when the big box set comes out).

The first 5 Alien movies all had something very different about them, while this one feels a bit like a mishmash of what’s come before. It certainly has its moments, but I didn’t really want to get my hopes up that any particularly crewmember would survive.

The movie is beautifully shot, when it’s not being gruesome.

It’s terrifying, but the story could have been more interesting.

Michael Fassbender is terrific as synthetics Walter and David.

Stars Katherine Waterston and Billy Crudup. Directed by Ridley Scott (The Martian). The music by Jed Kurzel makes use of themes from both Alien and Prometheus.

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