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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

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

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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The Beginning of a Nightmare. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

One of the patches that the crew wears has two angels crouched down on a slab that mimic depictions of the angels that sit on the lid of the lost Ark of the Covenant. See more »

Goofs

Walter's Southern accent comes and goes throughout the movie. 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 »


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Take Me Home, Country Roads
Written by John Denver, Taffy Nivert (as Taffy Danoff) and Bill Danoff
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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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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Mainland China Censored Version)

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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