3.5

Alien Covenant

Sci-Fi Thriller


 

The crew of a colony ship in deep-space are redirected off course by a mysterious signal, lured to a threat beyond their reckoning.

"Alien Covenant" is an aesthetically dazzling hybrid of its predecessors. Fans of the saga will be split on the direction of this instalment; it very briefly explores the mythology raised by its precursor in favour of a return to more action and thrills. Despite the pacing and predictability suffering a little at times, scenes of spine-popping gore and Xenomorphs cutting a swath through humans in all of their murderous glory will be sure to keep the audience appeased. Game over, man.

Andrew O'Dea

Wide Release 11th May 2017
20th Century Fox 122 mins