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Alien: Covenant (2017)Directed by Ridley Scott [Birthday Special Drawing] "Alien: Covenant", initially titled "Alien: Paradise Lost", is the sequel to 2012's "Prometheus". That movie ended with the survivors of the "Prometheus" mission, Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and the synthetic human, David (Michael Fassbender), taking a ship to the homeworld of the Engineers, the aliens who created life on Earth.Fast forward 10 years later – the "Covenant", transporting 2000 colonists in stasis, is on its way to the planet Origae-6, seven years being left on their journey. Their trip is interrupted by a freak accident, which brings the small crew out of hibernation. The synthetic on board the "Covenant" is Walter (also played by Michael Fassbender). A mysterious transmission from a nearby planet, seemingly human in origin, makes the "Covenant" crew stop to take a look – what they find is a desolate paradise, inhabited by David. But is this place safe, or incredibly hostile?I liked "Alien: Covenant" better than "Prometheus". Like its predecessor, it has gorgeous and stunning visuals (same cinematographer – Dariusz Wolski). Fassbender owned the screen every time he was on it. I loved the interaction between the two synthetics and the themes reminiscent of "Blade Runner". As you'd have seen in the trailers, we do get to see the xenomorphs we all know and love. When it came to the Alien stuff, this movie did well, and one appreciated the good amount of blood and gore that was in this. This movie does answer some of the questions raised in "Prometheus" while raising some new ones. Looking forward to the next (one or two?) entries in the series, that'll bring this up to "Alien". There were several nods to "Alien" here, the way the titles appeared on the screen and the music (with themes from the original). We got to see the movie a week earlier than in the US, I watched it on Sunday. Overall I'd give it an 8/10, it was very well done. This is a sketch of Michelangelo's Statue of David. David, my favourite character from the film, takes his name from this Statue in the fascinating opening scene. #257 / 15-May-17
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