Wanna go exploring? I sure as hell don't. I don't like the outdoors at the best of times and the thought of doing something no one else has done in the great outdoors makes me want to vomit a little . Wanna know why?
All of that being said, let's look at Alien: Covenant.
So, after the events of Prometheus, which were never really explained to the folks on Earth, it seems, the Covenant is out to colonize a whole new planet and, in the process, get a radio signal from "planet number 4". Turns out it's Doctor Shaw singing old John Denver tunes all creepy-like.
|These people are all stupid and shouldn't be the founders of a new home planet.|
Since this is super new, I'm not going to get too deep into the events because I DO recommend this film and I'm gonna tell you why. I mean, you're here, right? That's what you wanted, yes? Is good? Is good.
A TON of folks went into this film thinking, "AWW, YEAH! Ridley's gonna melt our faces and we're gonna get back to the straight-up horror from Alien!" Those people are presumptuous assholes and need to sit the fuck down for a sec and really watch this movie. Because while we DO have the horror of the first film and the action of the rest, there's more to this film than meets the eye.
|Not counting the things that will snatch that eye right out of your head.|
And, now, Covenant, where we describe our relationship with our "gods". David, our android pal from Prometheus has moved on. He found the Engineers' homeworld and, because he is our resident fallen angel, has displayed a decidedly antagonistic attitude about it. David is, for all intents and purposes considering that he is NOT a human being, insane. Insane and full of hate.
If you haven't seen it, do. You may not like it the way I did or see the things that I did but I like to think that a little post-horror needed to find its way in here and Ridley Scott succeeded beautifully.