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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Alien Covenant: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

Ten years after the tragic end to the crew of Prometheus; A colony ship called Covenant is set to travel to a habitable planet and colonize it. However, after a violent ion storm that wakes up the crew members of the ship - they find out that there is a mysterious signal nearby that can actually reduce their travel time by seven years. Soon, the crew investigates the planet but what they didn't know is a deep and terrifying secret that is already waiting for their arrival.

Ridley Scott continues his classic masterpiece as he wants it to reach new heights with his latest entry in the Alien franchise. However, it seems like that he wants to do a lot of things in this chapter that sometimes results into a boring thread like in what he did to Prometheus. It started with a slow pace, wheeling and dealing details of the previous entry and let the audience play the connect the dots game.

When the film shifts gear and finally picked up the pace; it injects the adrenaline rush that the film really needed. It's like a cold water were splashed on to my body after I enjoyed the small nap time at the start. It continues to provide the intensity with horrific images that will satisfy the fans who want violence, blood and gore. But the real horror lies beneath the majestic performance of Michael Fassbender. He made the audience cringe and hate him a lot at the same time while Katherine Waterston intensifies her role and portrayed it with all her heart.  

Overall, Alien Covenant is like Prometheus all over again, but it is slightly upgraded as it knows how to bring excitement and leave the audience sweating at the edge of their seats. It is visually impressive and a bit predictable at times. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 7 out of 10 stars 

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride

Directed by: Ridley Scott
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox PH
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide 


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