Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant

By Ridley Scott

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Release Date: 2017-05-19
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 2min
  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • iTunes Price: USD 17.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99


Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination they must attempt a harrowing escape.



  • Entertaining but nothing fresh

    By Omnithomas
    As a fan service vehicle, AC delivers a decent ride. The effects are great and the acting isn’t bad. David stands out (kudos to the flute scene) but he’s not nuanced enough. He doesn’t need to quote Milton. His actions already say those things. The script gets wonky. The scientists don’t act like scientists. Too much material gets shoehorned into a jarring plot. One wonders why Scott sucked all of the mystery out of the Alien. Alien 3 is better. Not even close to the first two.
  • Back on track!

    By Jeff in Atlanta, GA
    Let’s face it, nothing is as good as we remember it to be. So all the reviews saying that it’s not as good as the original simply aren’t true. Watch the original Alien today and you’ll agree. A vintage classic yes - but by that era’s definition. That said, I think this movie did a great job of taking over the failure known as Prometheus. The plot was good, the action was good, it had a good cast of actors. So the mystery plot, special effects and great acting kept you engaged throughout the movie. At minimum it removed the nightmares that plagued me after seeing how bad the last one was. Now I’m excited about it again, and want to see my favorite synthetic destroy humanity in the next one!
  • Caught in between

    By greymage
    I give it 5 stars, because of the extras. Before I watched the extras, I thought Scott was a great director, but after viewing the extras I realized he is pure genius. He now ranks up there with Kubrick in my opinon. The work and attention to detail are second to none. His unique style of drawing storyboards as the filming is done is a talent nobody else has. His writing backgrounds for all the charaters, simply because the actors requested it, is an extrordinary magnanimous gesture on his part to bend over backwards for his crew. While there is plenty of action, it was the background story of creation and the evolution of David that piqued my interest. So you have a film caught in between the action lovers and the hard sci/fi lovers. The extras never should have been edited from the movie, except for Davids drawings, which are considerable. They give you twice as many thoughts to ponder.
  • Disappointed

    By morticia36
    Sorry, I so wanted to love this movie. It had a slow start and too little action. I fell asleep on this movie four times before I could actually finish it. I've seen all the previous Alien movies and while some are definitely better then others, they all beat this one by miles. Didn't get good until the end.
  • Its still the best

    I dont care if the ending was bad its the best you did awsome ridly dont let anyone tell you other wise
  • Very disappointing

    By TheMaverick37
    *Spoilers I had high hopes for this latest entry of the Alien franchise, but they were not realized as this film is quite a disappointment. The "which twin actually survived" ending is something that I would've expected in an afternoon soap opera, not a big budget imaginative Alien prequel. Sadly, the interesting characters (especially Walter) are done away with before we get to see what makes them tick. We also get more questions (on top of the unanswered Prometheus questions) and very few answers. This could've/should've been so much better. A little upset I bought this movie now. Shame...
  • Save your money. Save your time.

    By italy2texas
    I read some mixed reviews about this movie, but decided to give it a shot as I enjoy this genre very much... often enough to overlook some bad acting or other inconsistencies. But this was a complete disappointment in every regard. One plot twist along the way provided some brief entertainment value, but it didn’t make up for the bad acting and unbelievably unrealistic plot/events.

    By belastar
    the most borng and ridiculous movie of alll time. Ed Wood films are far better.
  • Wonderful movie ! Not about the bad ugly aliens !

    By Sunny270
    A wonderful movie very beautifully directed, scripted and produced. It takes us away from the mainstream perception of that horror and ghastly visuals of an ugly alien to something that’s even more dangerous and scary than what meets the eye!! People with an open mind and deep sense of understanding will love and appreciate both the visuals and the fresh perspective of this movie which is a hybrid of thriller, Horror science fiction and pure art.
  • It isn't about the story it's about action!

    By Freddie Tarkovsky
    Awful! I felt as if the movie did not pick up where it left off at Prometheus, it didn't explain many of its mysteries. If you like action this is the movie, but if your intent in watching was to get answers regarding the end of promeheus you won't be getting them in this movie as it is a complete different story.