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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.

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writers:

Dan O'Bannon (based on characters created by), Ronald Shusett (based on characters created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Fassbender ... David / Walter
Katherine Waterston ... Daniels
Billy Crudup ... Oram
Danny McBride ... Tennessee
Demián Bichir ... Lope (as Demian Bichir)
Carmen Ejogo ... Karine
Jussie Smollett ... Ricks
Callie Hernandez ... Upworth
Amy Seimetz ... Faris
Nathaniel Dean ... Hallett
Alexander England ... Ankor
Benjamin Rigby ... Ledward
Uli Latukefu ... Cole
Tess Haubrich ... Rosenthal
Lorelei King ... Voice of 'Mother' (voice)

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In 2104, almost eleven years after the disastrous expedition to the distant moon, LV-223, in Prometheus (2012), the deep-space colonisation vessel, USCSS Covenant, is on course for the remote planet, Origae-6, with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission entices the crew to a nearby habitable planet which resembles Earth. As a result, the unsuspecting crewmembers of the Covenant will have to cope with biological foes beyond human comprehension. Now, what started as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation in uncharted space. Is there an escape from the treacherous, mysterious planet? 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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Trivia

Upon emergence, the Neomorph greatly resembles a Runner chestburster, having limbs and moving quadrupedally. It becomes more humanoid and bipedal upon maturity. See more »

Goofs

The 'neomorphs' successfully shot / injured that run off through the undergrowth trailing their 'acid' injury 'blood', leave no visible damage to surrounding vegetation. 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 »

Alternate Versions

Chinese version was heavily edited to get an approval from film censor's office. Beside violent scenes, almost any scene with an Alien was cut/shortened so you can barely see the creatures. The kiss between David and Walter was removed as well. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Unidentified Flying Oddball (2017) See more »

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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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Still waiting for answers, but mostly left with more questions

Alien: Covenant was a good quintessential Alien movie. If you were looking for answers and an explanation of what happened after Prometheus; only expect, beyond the obvious, a few vague ones. Without revealing any major plot points, if you have watched the Prologues released by Fox, I can say that not much more than what have already been seen there is shown. The brief "add on" to the prologue, stitched into the movie as a flash back, does explain (sorta) exactly what happened after Shaw and David arrived at the Engineer Home World, but only in a very vaguely and briefly, leaving a lot unanswered. Including what happened to Shaw. There is a few tidbits that make it clear she was there, and vague explanation (sorta) of what may have became of her.

I was hoping to leave the theater saying I get it, it all makes sense, and I think you do kinda get that, but not really. Many more questions are left then answers given. Like Chinese food; really good and you eat a lot but, your still hungry and still not fully satisfied when you leave the restaurant. A bit disappointing especially with a run time just over 2 hours. They packed in a lot of what Alien is known for, but it got a bit too esoteric and even a bit boring at times.

We do get to start seeing how the Covenant mission is getting closer in the Alien Cannon time frame to the Nostromo encounter. Also, little tidbits that any fan of the original Alien will pick up on and appreciate. Absolutely go see this movie, but expect to be left hungry and wanting more. 7/10


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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$97,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,160,621, 21 May 2017

Gross USA:

$74,262,031

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,891,763
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Runtime:

| (Mainland China Censored Version)

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DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Atmos | Dolby Surround 7.1 | Auro 11.1

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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