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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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Ridley Scott

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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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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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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 farther 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 (1979) movie and its sequels. Scott felt that the "Alien" franchise had lost its touch, and that fans had grown tired of the overexposed original Xenomorph creature, and as such he wanted to try a different approach. However, due to the divided fan reactions to Prometheus (2012), he later admitted that he had been completely wrong about the fans' feelings about the creature, since one of the major criticisms had been the lack of Xenomorphs. So he partially abandoned the new direction and reintroduced the "Alien" mythos much sooner than planned. See more »

Goofs

When Daniels and Tennessee open the terraforming bay doors at the end, the ejected trucks fall planetward as if the Covenant were hovering rather than orbiting. Earlier, however, shortly before Tennessee descends in the cargo lift (~1:16:45), a full screen monitor displays "COVENANT ORBIT", hence the ejected trucks would stay in orbit until they lost significant velocity, and not fall as depicted. 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

The film's IMAX release, in selected screens, presented the film open-matte, at an aspect ratio of 1.90:1, meaning there was more picture information visible in the top and bottom of the frame than in normal theaters and on home video. See more »

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A bitter pill to swallow
15 May 2017 | by chiroxSee all my reviews

I had high expectations going into Covenant, I'd enjoyed Prometheus despite it's well documented flaws and was expecting it to rise above it's predecessor. It didn't. I can suspend belief for some things but others I can't overlook, the crew were well cast but the writing had some major flaws in much the same vein as Prometheus, highly trained people making incredibly bad decisions. You can argue that under pressure mistakes are made but not school-boy errors, taking an obviously sick and infected man onto your ship with no hint of quarantine being a major one. Having said that, I did think the aliens themselves were well projected and frightening, men-in-suits works better for me than CGI so on this point Scott won. The first two acts were good barring the critical errors, but the final act was telegraphed and obvious, it left me wondering where this great franchise can go to next? I will watch it again on disc and will definitely add it to my collection but to feel this disappointed after waiting for another of my favourite franchises to appear it left a bitter taste in my mouth, and it wasn't the Coke Zero.


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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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Sound Mix:

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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