A manned spaceship is flying toward an unknown planet with a mission to colonize it when they
intercept an echo of a message sent by humans. The captain decides to land on a far closer planet which has breathable atmosphere and dense forests in order to investigate. Unfortunately, in every forest might lurk a predator…
Meet the most careless colonizing crew in fiction. They land on a foreign planet, check that they can breathe and off they go – without any hazmat suits, without a reliable backup, without practically any precaution. Of course they are attacked by a bunch of aliens – I would attack them myself. And win, I guess, even though I am not the youngest or the fittest.
Ok, I agree, visual aesthetic and design was impressive. Still, you don’t watch those movies to sit back and go “awww, gosh, look at this fantastic interior!” or “say what you might, these ship console control switches are incredibly nice!”. When it came to the plot and the scary aliens, well, there was nothing new, not really. Respectively, I wasn’t properly afraid at all, not even once. Fassbender’s portrayal of two similar androids with different programming seemed run-of-the-mill decent but nothing else. Katherine Waterston as Daniels, the chief of terraforming for the Covenant mission was a weak echo of Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley. Oh well.
For the biggest Alien franchise aficionados and staunchest fans of Fassbender. Watch it at home, with some snacks ready.