Alien Covenant is the highly anticipated reboot/sequel to Prometheus, Ridley Scotts prequel to the Alien franchise. I was super excited for this film being maybe one of 1000 people who actually enjoyed Prometheus. I was really intrigued by the direction the movie was going in on this interesting philosophical search for “God”.
Though many felt it lacked the original horror elements from the original Alien movies. Well Alien Covenant definitely goes back to its horror filled bloody suspenseful roots. For me however the story is only half interesting to me. The writing gets the story going pretty fast, however many things happen for no real apparent reason and the way they explain past events feels rushed and forced only to push the story forward so they can make two more movies to cash in on another franchise. I found myself asking so many questions and slightly bored by the predictable ending. It's truly frustrated because the pace of the film seems to be carried so well and overtime you feel as though things are going t get really interesting it takes a weird turn to spout a lot of philosophical nonsense that seems to be just for the sake of filling time. Most of the characters on bored the covenant are uninteresting and used mostly as plot devices. I did'nt find myself latching on to or caring about anyone except Danny Mcbride's character but thats mostly for his humor and wit. The villainous character of David is kind of boring but at times rather scary. His character motivations don't rally seem tome any sense following his actions in the last film. His motivations to meet his creators in the last film are quickly erased when we are shown a flashback of hi annihilating the entire planets population of gods. I have a lot of problems with this film but can't lie that it made me tense and uneasy the entire time. It's a wonderful horror peace but is missing the interesting story of the previous alien movies but is probably still good for a date night scare.