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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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 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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USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,891,763
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2.39 : 1
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Peter Weyland: How do you feel?
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Wow, people seem to really hate this movie
23 May 2017 | by ericstevensonSee all my reviews

The score isn't that bad but man are these reviews negative. I mean, I admit it's not as good as the original two movies or even "Prometheus", but it did pretty well on its own. What I like about this movie is that it doesn't even seem like it's going to be a direct sequel to "Prometheus" at first. It's not until far into the film that we get to see David from the original movie. I really liked the connections this had to that movie. "Prometheus" wasn't advertised as being in the same Universe, which is why a lot of people were satisfied by the ending.

And hey, we get to see the Xenomorphs in their original form here! I will admit it has a lot of weak points. It's annoying how it's just a retread from "Alien" with a single creature being on the ship. Still, the acting was quite good and I really thought they had a lot of creative ideas even if they weren't done that well. It gets boring at first, but it gets a lot more intense and watchable later on. I thought it was interesting to just compare this to "Prometheus" and the original "Alien". Hate all you want, but I thought this movie was just fine. ***


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