Many people, including myself, weren’t that crazy about Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus.” People found it confusing and not up to the original “Alien” film. Well, guess what? Mr. Scott has completely redeemed himself with his new film “Alien Convenant.” It is absolutely fantastic, and if you’re a fan, you will not be disappointed.
Not wanting to give too much away, “Alien Covenant” is a sequel to “Prometheus,” which came out in 2012. The film, which takes place in 2104, stars the wonderful Michael Fassbender as the androids Walter and David, Katherine Waterston as Daniels (yes she’s the Sigourney Weaver of the film), and Billy Crudup, as the reluctant ship’s Captain. Danny McBride, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez Nathaniel Dean, and Demian Bichir make up the rest of the crew.
They are responsible for getting their 2000 plus passengers to an uncharted planet which will become their new home. When the film opens, everyone, except for Walter, the android, are in suspended animation aboard the colony ship Covenant. Through an unforeseen circumstance, the crew is awakened. Their ship has been damaged and they don’t think they will reach their destination, which is still seven years away. Against his better judgement, the Captain decides to land on an uncharted planet. It’s here they meet the android David, sole survivor of the ill-fated Prometheus expedition.
At first, David acts like the perfect host, but soon David and the planet are revealed to be far more dangerous than the crew could ever imagine. “Alien Covenant,” written by John Logan and Dante Harper, is the second installment in the Alien prequel series. There will be one more film which leads up to the original “Alien.”
‘Alien Covenant’ is exciting, intense, scary as hell and surprising. The film opens Friday, May 19, 2017. Don’t miss it.