“Alien Covenant” The Bitch Is Back and Still Has Major Anger Issues


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.

Joan Alperin

About Joan Alperin

Joan was born in Brooklyn and spent many years working as an actress in New York City. Even though she traveled extensively, Joan couldn't imagine living anywhere else.. Well one day, she met someone at a party who regaled her with stories about living in L. A. specifically Topanga Canyon. A few weeks later she found herself on an airplane bound for Los Angeles. Joan immediately fell in love with the town and has been living here for the last twenty years and yes, she even made it to Topanga Canyon, where she now resides, surrounded by nature, deer, owls and all kinds of extraordinary alien creatures.. Joan continued acting, but for the last several years (besides reviewing plays and film) she has been writing screenplays. Joan was married to a filmmaker who created the cult classic films, (way before she knew him) Faces of Death. As a result of his huge following, they created a funny movie review show entitled Two Jews on Film, where Joan and her husband, John would review movies and rate them with bagels You can see their reviews by going to youtube.com/twojewsonfilm. Although it's now only one Jew - Joan is occasionally joined by her beautiful Pekingnese and Japanese Chin.
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