Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Alien Covenant is the best Alien film since Alien 3. For many that may be damning with faint praise but actually I have always held (and still do) Alien 3 with high regard, and for sure it’s the Alien film I have watched the most. Covenant is also miles better than Prometheus, which again wasn’t hard, delivering a bloody, gore filled two hours that moves at pace and makes the most out of a concept and ideas we have seen done many times before. Fassbender steals the film as Michael and this time Scott remembers to deliver a story alongside the impressive visuals and production design. When the titular Alien finally arrives it’s worth the wait (although I’d still rather a man in a suit than the usual CGI) and even if the ending makes no sense film overall is satisfying and worthwhile addition to the franchise.
Best Bit: Night falls and the creatures return
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Alien, Aliens, Alien 3
Author: Phil Hobden