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Alien: Covenant (2017)

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The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

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Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. Written by Nick Riganas

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Rated R for sci-fi violence, bloody images, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$97,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,003,844 (United Kingdom), 12 May 2017, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,160,621, 21 May 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$74,262,031, 31 August 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,745,764, 31 December 2017
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Trivia

The original treatment for this movie, as revealed by Ridley Scott in 2012 when the film was still in development, was to be a more faithful sequel to Prometheus (2012). Titled "Paradise Lost," it would have drifted even further from the "Alien" mythology, and focused almost exclusively on the backstory of the engineers, the origins of humanity and how the engineers created humans and xenomorphs. The prequels would then conclude with a film that ties itself in to the original "Alien" movies. Scott pursued this idea because he felt that the "Alien" franchise lost its touch and was overdone and overexposed, and as such he wanted to try a different approach. However, due to the divided fan reactions to "Prometheus", he abandoned this direction and took a different approach instead, specifically to reintroduce the "Alien" mythos much sooner. See more »

Goofs

When Ledward,first person who was infected sit on rock feeling sick we see two mosquitoes around him,and there is not supposed to be any animal life form on planet,except aliens. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Peter Weyland: How do you feel?
David: Alive.
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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox logo is in a shade of dark blue-gray. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Das Rheingold, Scene 4: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Jose Serebrier (as José Serebrier)
Courtesy of Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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People are being harsh to this movie
2 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

I think people have too high expectation to new movies of famous franchises, and when it doesn't come to their expectation, they just freak out and start giving one out of ten. If you have seen lots of harsh criticism for this movie, I say it's not bad at all. It's still quite entertaining. To be fair, lots of good horror movies are barely above 6 out of ten. So don't avoid it just because people say they hate it. It's true that they throw lots of (probably too many) elements into this movie, which might turn out to be less exciting. However, the ending succeeds in opening up to more stories, which is good. Also, keep in mind that this is not meant to be like the previous alien movies. It has totally different theme. I bet Ridley is a totally different person now. I would be surprised if he makes a new alien movie with similar tone to the older ones. And it's sensible for the old Ridley to explore the "creation" stuffs. I think it's a fairly good sequel to Prometheus. Look, now we have a new franchise directed by Ridley Scott himself, which is some what relates to the alien franchise. That is just great.


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