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Alien Covenant: My Movie Review

Alien Covenant is a 2017 science fiction horror film that serves as the sequel to a 2012 movie Prometheus, a second installment in the prequel series Alien, and sixth installment overall in the Alien film series.

A movie with a production budget of $97 million and a worldwide gross of $238.5 million, yet under-performed at the domestic box office. It runs in 122 minutes and was first premiered at Odeon Leicester Square in London on May 4, 2017. A movie produced by 20th Century Fox, one of its 4 producers.

This film dates back year 2104, 11 years after the Prometheus expedition. A story of crew of men aboard a colonization ship called Covenant on a mission to deliver 2000 colonists and 1120 human embryos on a very distant planet called Origae-6 for colonization in the said planet that is resemblance to Earth.

The movie is cast by a stay-in character from 2012 movie Prometheus, German born actor Michael Fassbender (Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto of X-Men reboot film series) who played both as David and Walter, synthetic androids where David was an earlier-made android and the only surviving member of the havocked Prometheus, and Walter, newer model of android who assists the crew on-board. British born American actress Katherine Waterston (Tina of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) played the role of Janet “Dany” Daniels, the chief of terraforming for the Covenant mission and the wife of Jacob Branson, the former captain of the ship who was burnt on a sleep capsule when technical failure occured after their ship was affected by a super strong neutrino burst from space. Jacob Branson was played by award-winning actor James Franco (Harry Osborn of Spiderman). American actor Billy Crudup (Dr. Manhattan and Jon Osterman of The Watchmen / John Musgrave of of Mission Impossible III / Henry Allen of Justice League) played the role of Chris Oram, Covenant’s first mate and husband of Karine, who died hours after setting foot on a mysterious planet that they had explored. She is played by British actress Carmen Ejogo (Eva Sanchez of The Purge: Anarchy). Danny McBride (Bomb of The Angry Birds Movie / Honey Mustard of Sausage Party / Thadeous of Your Highness) played the role of Tennessee aka T, the chief pilot of the Covenant and the husband of Maggie Faris, played by Amrican actress Amy Seimetz (Becky Ives of Stranger Things).

This movie was trimmed by 6 minutes when it was released in Mainland China on June 16, 2017 due to usual censorship by the  State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, also because of the monstrous violence depicted in the movie, as well as the removal of the David-Walter ‘kiss’ scene which was deleted due to LGBT censorship sensitivities in China.

This film was praised because of Michael Fassbender’s dual performance as androids David and Walter as well as also for its visual aesthetic and design, production design, acting and cinematography. The screenplay for this movie was already written during the production of this movie, and was finished early this year 2017. The next movie will be entitled Alien: Awakening, which will be released next year 2018 with no exact month yet updated.

This movie may not have grossed that big unlike the previous one which is Prometheus, yet I can say that this one has more calorie-burnings, since two different aliens met here vis-a-vis fighting each other for territory and survival. This one will surely jump start your nerves if you easily get scared by unpredictable shocking scenes. But for me, this one’s not that serious enough to trigger me some  goosebumps, perhaps, maybe for kiddos they will surely close their eyes. Worth to watch. Sigourney Weaver surely watch this for a critic review. Good job director Ridley Scott for another success story about intergalactic experience. This is really beyond the frontier of the other side of the universe! Two-thumbs up!

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Written by Trafalgar Law

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