200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone. Along with a crew of space pirates, she must again battle the deadly aliens and stop them from reaching Earth.
After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she has brought along an unwelcome visitor.
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After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.
Almost eleven years after the disastrous expedition to the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant, with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, is on course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission entices the crew to a nearby habitable planet which resembles Earth. The unsuspecting crewmembers of the 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 in uncharted space.Written by
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The Alien films have really covered the quality spectrum, that is if you include the films Ridley Scott has disavowed. However, Scotts films are all a cut above the rest.
Covenant is the sequel to Prometheus, and although Prometheus was frustrating to watch, principally because the film leaves much unexplained, this sequel fleshes out the context nicely.
I believe this film, like Scotts Blade Runner, will be reconsidered as one of his best, and I certainly now regret not having taken the opportunity to watch this on the big screen when it was still showing in cinemas.
The film explores humanity's origins, and then mocks humanity for its infinite self regard. It says humans are puny, insignificant, fragile, on the verge of extinction and deservedly so. The film is spectacular in its themes and is difficult to comprehend in a single viewing.
Watch it. Its the thinking mans Sci Fi franchise.
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