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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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prometheus 2 See more »

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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)

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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Trivia

Moments after his birth, when prompted by Weyland to choose a piece of music to play in the piano, David chooses a piece from Wagner's opera Das Rheingold, which is about a dwarf who forsakes love in order to steal the source of ultimate power, and uses it to forge something that eventually causes the downfall of the gods themselves. Over the course of the movie it is shown that David set aside his "love" for Shaw in order to steal the secrets of the Engineers and create the perfect life form. This choice also results in the utter destruction of the Engineers, the "gods" who created life of Earth. David also shows dissatisfaction with being given orders by Weyland, hinting at his ultimate hatred and rejection of humanity. See more »

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At around 24 mins, the Covenant's computer is saying the location of a signal's origin in astronomical terms. It incorrectly says "declension"; the correct word is "declination". See more »

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[first lines]
Peter Weyland: How do you feel?
David: Alive.
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The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
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People are being harsh to this movie
2 July 2017 | by clizmailSee all my reviews

I think people have too high expectation to new movies of famous franchises, and when it doesn't come to their expectation, they just freak out and start giving one out of ten. If you have seen lots of harsh criticism for this movie, I say it's not bad at all. It's still quite entertaining. To be fair, lots of good horror movies are barely above 6 out of ten. So don't avoid it just because people say they hate it. It's true that they throw lots of (probably too many) elements into this movie, which might turn out to be less exciting. However, the ending succeeds in opening up to more stories, which is good. Also, keep in mind that this is not meant to be like the previous alien movies. It has totally different theme. I bet Ridley is a totally different person now. I would be surprised if he makes a new alien movie with similar tone to the older ones. And it's sensible for the old Ridley to explore the "creation" stuffs. I think it's a fairly good sequel to Prometheus. Look, now we have a new franchise directed by Ridley Scott himself, which is some what relates to the alien franchise. That is just great.


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