Alien : Covenant (2017)

Ridley Scott directs a wavering line between structure and chaos, creator and creation, going from dialogue heavy, philosophical tones to no protocol, careless abandon which doesn’t befit the plot.

The crew aboard the covenant are a blur between rationality and impulse, confusing the audience at various points, capturing their attention intensely at others.

The vision and execution of the 79 year old director is remarkable as he brings to life a world which is so similar yet so different from ours. He takes risks, some of which pay off, to introduce themes which are at odds with each other, not working together as a whole.

The lack of urgency and lacklustre security or survival mode make for a below average experience.

2/5

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