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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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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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Country:

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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Trivia

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In the original Alien film by Ridley Scott, the lifecycle of the alien from impregnation to full-sized alien appears to be at least 24 hours, and possibly even a couple of days. The facehugger spends several hours attached to its host, while embryo gestation seems to take several hours further, and subsequent growth of the chestburster to a full sized alien takes even further hours at least.

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Still waiting for answers, but mostly left with more questions

Alien: Covenant was a good quintessential Alien movie. If you were looking for answers and an explanation of what happened after Prometheus; only expect, beyond the obvious, a few vague ones. Without revealing any major plot points, if you have watched the Prologues released by Fox, I can say that not much more than what have already been seen there is shown. The brief "add on" to the prologue, stitched into the movie as a flash back, does explain (sorta) exactly what happened after Shaw and David arrived at the Engineer Home World, but only in a very vaguely and briefly, leaving a lot unanswered. Including what happened to Shaw. There is a few tidbits that make it clear she was there, and vague explanation (sorta) of what may have became of her.

I was hoping to leave the theater saying I get it, it all makes sense, and I think you do kinda get that, but not really. Many more questions are left then answers given. Like Chinese food; really good and you eat a lot but, your still hungry and still not fully satisfied when you leave the restaurant. A bit disappointing especially with a run time just over 2 hours. They packed in a lot of what Alien is known for, but it got a bit too esoteric and even a bit boring at times.

We do get to start seeing how the Covenant mission is getting closer in the Alien Cannon time frame to the Nostromo encounter. Also, little tidbits that any fan of the original Alien will pick up on and appreciate. Absolutely go see this movie, but expect to be left hungry and wanting more. 7/10


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