Alien: Covenant (2017)
Harkening back to the films that came before it, Alien: Covenant is fast, fun, ferocious, and philosophical. While treading on familiar territory, it aims to forge it’s own, more elaborate and far more grandiose narrative. It’s everything you want in an Alien film.
How do you stand amongst legends? By becoming your own.
Alien: Covenant seeks to break new ground, while echoes of it’s past remind us why we love Alien films so much. The tension, the tone. The world that feels like our own, dingy and dark. Characters that are grounded, and flawed.
The score is chilling, creating an air of dread and doubt. Flourishes of past Alien themes riddled throughout.
Katherine Waterston is brilliant in her duality. Honest and vulnerable, strong and determined. Showing some real resolve, she is the heart of the film when it is truly needed.
But there are few actors in our world, and in our time, with as much depth and complexity as Michael Fassbender. David is perhaps the most interesting character that the Alien franchise has spawned, next to the creature itself. His exuberance and passion, a guise for his ambition. His yearning for greatness.