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Alien: Covenant - Movie Review

Verdict - "A decent addition to the Alien franchise!"

Presented as the follow-up to the 2012 film Prometheus, Alien: Covenant directed by Ridley Scott and starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, and Danny McBride in the lead roles is a story about a group of astronauts and engineers who were on a mission to colonize a remote planet in space called Origae-6. During their extended expedition, they come across and drift to another anonymous planet nearby which is well equipped with natural resources quite similar to Earth. Upon arrival, they quickly learn that they're few other vicious life forms strolling around the region.

With immense responsibility on his shoulders to deliver a superior Alien film, Ridley Scott did a decent job in few aspects of the film, one of them being the visuals. This film was eye-catching and at the same time fascinating to watch, the set design, CGI and the panorama in most parts of the film was quite remarkable. Also, Prometheus did face a lot of criticism about the lack of Xenomorphs in the overall screen time of the film. This time in Covenant, Scott made sure that the Xenomorphs and the other alien creatures procure a considerable amount of screen presence which was always enthralling to watch.

Moreover, the performances from the complete cast were amazing. Especially, Michael Fassbender's role as the synthetic android David and Walter was significant and at the same time exceptional. Katherine Waterston's performance as Danny was noteworthy and Danny McBride's appearance as Tennessee was surprisingly good throughout the film. But, the pacing and the tone of the film was a bit inconsistent at times which spoiled the experience for me at times.

Nevertheless, Ridley Scott explores nothing new or astonishing in Covenant but makes sure that he delivers decent enough Alien movie which is impressive in few aspects that are vital for a film's success.

My Rating - 3.25/5
Grade - B (Entertaining with few noticeable flaws!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) 

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