Alien: Covenant review2,573 Views2 RepliesAdd A Reply
20th Century Fox and Ridley Scott present Alien: Covenant, production that functions like sequel of Prometheus of the 2012 and prequel of Alien of 1979. Based on the creations that did 38 years ago Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett, the history of this thriller is Responsibility of Jack Paglen and Michael Green. Under the strict supervision of its director Ridley Scott, the script was written by John Logan and Dante Harper.
The story unfolds 10 years after the events of Prometheus, when the crew of the colonizing ship Covenant deviate their course to explore an unknown planet that they discover near its trajectory. What seemed to be a paradise to be inhabited by the 2,000 settlers who are in hiding aboard the Covenant, suddenly turns into a bloody nightmare when they make contact with this land full of unimaginable dangers.
Totally puzzled and terrified, Officer Daniels and his companions desperately struggle against the dangers discovered in order to survive in this "infernal paradise" and to reorient the initial course of the Covenant to the original planet where they should arrive in seven years.
This new planet discovered drastically changed its habitat when the "only" survivors of Prometheus arrived years ago, causing significant changes in evolutionary history and the survival of humans and engineers. It also marked the beginning of a new way of life or creation that would mark a milestone in the history of science fiction and horror.
Alien: Covenant stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett and Callie Hernandez, among others. Guy Pearce, James Franco and Noomi Rapace have special appearances that are out of credit.
The film fulfills its task of entertaining with a well-made cinema, although it does not present the original staging seen in the previous film. Its director detracts from the point of interest in making a film more complacent for lovers of the saga of Alien films (which demanded more suspense and greater participation of the bloody xenomorphs / neomorphs), to the detriment of the original point of view and drama Embodied in Prometheus.
It is possible that some of the elementary flaws in the script are due to the drastic change made in the pre-production and post-production process. Perhaps because of this, this production, before its premiere, needed the help of two special prologues to tell part of the story that is not seen in the film and to justify some details. These prologues were "The Crossing," which refers to what happened to Shaw and David after Prometheus, and "Last Supper," which introduces the Covenant crew, their mission and their respective affective relationships.
Consequently, although everything is within the same universe, this film is more a commercial prequel of Alien, that sequet of Prometheus.
Indeed this movie like Prometheus before it, started with a different idea and drafts, that then Production and Concept started on, and then during this we had a Re-write.
Lindeloff was brought in while the Alien Prequel was underway.
Likewise Logan was brought in while the Prometheus sequel was underway.
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It is very correct comment that you make BigDave. Most of the pretentious productions begin with a central idea, but as the project evolves, the scripts are rewritten and ends up being something very different, either for or against.