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Film Review: Ridley Scott tugs on existential threads with Alien: Covenant (USA, 2017)

2012’s Prometheus marked the beginning of a franchised prequel to Ridley Scott’s original Alien, not only taking fans back to the origins of this iconic sci-fi franchise, but diving deeper into the meaty philosophies such a concept brings, finding purpose with the motif of creation. The introduction of synthetic android David (Michael Fassbender) emerged as the vehicle for this great change in shift and tone; however, not granting this character believable motivations, and creating dynamics between him and the film’s human characters that felt contrived at best, spoiled what was otherwise an intriguing build-up to the Alien universe. Alien: Covenant could be seen as Scott attempting to correct the ills that weighed Prometheus down, while giving us the same enhanced visual experience the 2012 film became known for. ... Continue Reading

The latest Alien: Covenant trailer unleashes new xenomorphs and it’s terrifying

And here we have it, the long awaited International Trailer for Alien: Covenant has arrived, just one week after Fox released a short prologue introducing the crew of the Covenant. Unlike the last trailer, this one doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to unveiling the dangers the crew will face on their mission to colonise the new ‘paradise’ planet.... Continue Reading