(Content warning for body horror and gore. Of course, it’s an Alien movie, so it kind of goes without saying.)
I’m a pretty big fan of the Alien movies. I remember watching the first movie with my mom when I was about 15, and it was basically my introduction to the horror genre. It also gave us a badass heroine in the form of SIgourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley.
Needless to say, I’m pretty excited about an addition to the franchise.
Alien: Covenant (directed by Ridley Scott, who also directed Alien), apparently takes place sometime between Prometheus and Alien. It follows a colony ship who go to the planet where the ill-fated Prometheus expedition landed to find it’s one survivor: an android named David (Michael Fassbender). I actually haven’t seen Prometheus yet, though I do have it in my Netlix queue. From what I’ve seen, it was released to decent reviews, though a lot of people I know who are also fans of the series didn’t like it very much. Either way, it obviously did well enough at the box office.
The main issue I have with the above trailer is that it doesn’t really give any information about the actual plot. The above plot info came from the film’s Wikipedia page. It certainly does a good job of setting the tone, however. The lack of plot details is still somewhat troubling to me, though, especially since it came to light how badly the trailer for Passengers grossly misrepresented its plot. Then again, Covenant is a part of a well-known franchise that people generally know what to expect from, even if it’s had its ups and downs. (That said, I may be the only human being on the planet that actually liked Alien: Resurrection, despite its flaws).
Alien: Covenant is currently scheduled for a May 19 release date, after being pushed up from August 4. This is one that I will most likely be seeing when it comes out.