Alien: Covenant (2017)

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Alien: Covenant: Directed by Ridley Scott. With Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride. The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

“This was dumb.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe crew of the spaceship, Covenant, is transporting 2,000 colonists to a new solar system, but their journey is interrupted by a solar flash which damages the ship. While making repairs, they pick-up a signal from a previously uncharted planet. Upon locating it and determining it can support human life, the captain (Billy Crudup) makes a spur of the moment decision to chuck aside all the planning that was put into their expedition to make this new planet their colonial destination. He gets some slight push-back about this flippant decision from his second-in-command, u0026quot;Danielsu0026quot; (Katherine Waterston who looks eerily like her father), but that seems to be the only complaint.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSo, the crew set down on this planet with no real plan, no protective gear, and just start winging it with, of course, disastrous results because this is an u0026quot;Alienu0026quot; movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe crew, especially the captain, appear to have the intelligence of turnips. They proceed to act like the Scooby-Do gang and/or the begging-to-be-victims characters from the u0026quot;Friday the 13thu0026quot; and u0026quot;Halloweenu0026quot; franchises by constantly splitting-up. I groaned every time a character said: u0026quot;Iu0026#39;ll be right backu0026quot; as he or she walks off alone. And, boy, are they panicky. Itu0026#39;s as if they had no training for their jobs whatsoever. Who green-lit this expedition with these fools? (The rampant stupidity of these characters is downright insulting to the audienceu0026#39;s intelligence.)u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI donu0026#39;t know whatu0026#39;s going on with poor Ridley Scott. For him to go forward with this stupid story with all its plot holes that require characters to repeatedly act like irrational fools is sad. The original u0026quot;Alienu0026quot; was such a smart movie with believable characters who were intelligent and professional. This is a pale imitation with a recycled plot twist from the original film except grossly embellished. Also, although Ms. Waterston is cute, her Daniels is no u0026quot;Ellen Ripley.u0026quot;u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMost of the other actors didnu0026#39;t resonate at all. Years from now, while theyu0026#39;re trying to land new roles and are asked about their previous work they can respond: u0026quot;Well, I played panicky idiot #3 on u0026#39;Alien: Covenant.u0026#39;u0026quot;”


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