Alien – Covenant: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an unchartered paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a terrifying threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

I’m a huge fan of the Alien franchise (yes, even the not so great ones) so naturally I was excited to see that there was a sequel to Prometheus which I loved. The plot to the film is basically very similar to the past films where there is a ship that lands somewhere, Xenomorphs attack and chaos ensues. The thing that keeps me coming back for more is wanting to see how the story progresses or in the case how the story of the Xenomorphs came to be. I will be honest and say that the film wasn’t quite the Prometheus sequel I expected nor was it the best Alien film out there BUT it is a really fun watch. Seeing the creatures on screen in close quarters is always exciting and seeing proto versions of the them is really interesting. Story wise I feel like it was a blend of Prometheus and the first Alien movie but in doing that it made it feel bi-polar in tone. I do like the fact that it did push the lore and overall storyline along but it did leave me with more questions than answers. I really hope that Ridley Scott is able to continue the story along with more entries. If not then it’ll be a very strange segue into the original Alien movies. I enjoyed it and if you’re a die hard fan of the franchise then I think you will too but if you’re a casual viewer then you may feel a tad disappointed. 7/10

Special Features:

USCSS Covenant – This feature gives us the three web shorts that were released prior to the films’ release. I highly suggest checking these out before watching the film as they do give small little story elements that the movie doesn’t explain.

Sector 87 – Planet 4 – This three part feature shows us more on David, Elizabeth Shaw from Prometheus and a gallery of David’s illustrations.

Master Class – Ridley Scott – This series of features really shows the director in action and includes Behind The Scenes footage as well.

Production Gallery

Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott

Alien: Covenant is available NOW on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


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