Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride
Director: Ridley Scott
Runtime: 2 hours, 2 minutes
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller | 2017
I'm going to admit to you guys, I've never been the biggest fan of the Alien movies. Mostly because they are absolutely grotesque and hard to watch, but that's not usually a problem for me. I think it's because they literally give me nightmares, which in all honestly doesn't happen to often. I remember watching Prometheus several years ago when it came out, and I was like oh my it's the same thing as Alien. I hated that movie so much, but Alien itself wasn't that bad. Well this new Alien movie, Alien: Covenant, doesn't stray too far from the typical plot lines of the franchise.
First, I'm a little sad that Sigourney Weaver isn't in this movie, but Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston are great in their roles here. I thought the special effects were great, they really were able to bring to life a disgusting creature that feeds on humans viciously and bloodily.
One thing I noticed, it was at least 45 minutes into the movie before anything happened, but it felt like it was 5 minutes into the movie. I remember thinking, why is everything happening so quickly? That's not typical of movies I've been watching lately. The inclusion of Fassbender's character gave the plot line more depth than the other Alien movies, and made it slightly more interesting. The ending was a good twist that could possible bring out more movies, though I hope not.
Like I said before these movies are probably the only ones I can think of that stir my sleepy head into nightmares. I literally had a night terror and freaked my poor fiance out. So if they keep making these, I'm not sure I can handle watching another one. I'm going to give this one an "Okay" because the plot line, other than the typical over used one, wasn't bad and I liked Fassbender in this. (2.5/5).
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"
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