Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Alien: Covenant Review

Happily, compared to Prometheus, Covenant does better versions of all your favourite Alien tropes: crew bantz (“Sweet tits”, “Sugar dick”), a hazardous drop to a planet, the return of ship’s computer MOTHER, an argument over quarantine, running full-pelt down corridors, nervy bits with dripping water, eggs, Facehuggers, Chestbursters and Xenomorphs. But there are twists to the formula, too. There is a newborn alien that comes off like a malevolent Baby Groot. And we also get nifty Neomorphs, much more agile than their 1979 or 1986 counterparts, leaping about like Velociraptors when cornered by the crew.


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