2017 Film OCD #135 - Alien: Covenant is the movie form of a common story told in safety classes about how a person is overcome in a confined space situation and it's made into a greater tragedy by three or four would be heroes rushing in thoughtlessly. People are dumb perhaps is the unintentional theme of Alien: Covenant. And, honestly, there are worse themes, there's a certain amount of truth there after all, if the dumb characters are interesting and sympathetic. Alien: Covenant is hit and miss on that score which makes it that much harder to overlook inconsistencies, lazy plotting, and a screenplay that brings up ideas about the act of creation, playing God, religion, etc., but doesn't really explore those ideas in any depth. code for items to wear in the cocktail occasion
Alas, it also brings little new to the Alien series. Still, I liked duo Fassbenders and the fact that at this point the android David is more multidimensional and scary than the all too familiar xenomorphs. Still, I liked Michael Fassbender' s David better when he was named Roy Batty and played by Rutger Hauer.
Still, the major redeeming thing is that it looks great. Arguably, it's the best looking of the major blockbusters of the year (note I haven't seen Blade Runner 2049 yet). It's effective enough as a creature feature, but it's also probably the least ambitious and inessential of all of the Alien films that don't also have "Predator" in the title. In the end, I had a good time with it, but no question it has problems of character, plot, continuity, etc. really owing to a screenplay that isn't as smart as it thinks it is.