For me, as fans of sci-fi, a film had a particular impact. One movie is largely to blame for my favorite sci-fi genre. One movie is the cause of many nightmares that have plagued my children’s dreams. One scene from the same film is forever etched in my memory, and resented the recall. There is created a cult heroine of the film universe, and along with it, and one of the scariest and most dangerous villains, if you can call it, ever. He started the revolution, set standards, and had extensions, good and less good, but what is certain, for me, is one of the best, and certainly my favorite ever. It is the Alien-in, and today I am writing about the latest film in the franchise known as the alien Covenant.
Covenant is a spacecraft with a mission to colonize the planet Origae 6 In addition to the crew, the ship in stasis of about 2000 people, 1000 of embryos and an android – Walter (Michael Fassbender). While everyone was asleep, Walter takes care of the operation of the ship. However, the ship suddenly shock storm charge neutrinos causing considerable damage. Crew awakens from hibernation and trying to save the ship. In all that trouble boat left without its captain. During repairs Covenant catches a strange signal, which seems to be popular. It turns out to come from a planet that is very close, according to estimates has ideal conditions for life. New captain decides that, before continuing journey, to examine a nearby planet. The discovery makes it a lot, but …
Alien: Covenant is a direct sequel to Prometheus in 2012. For the director’s chair again Ridley Scott,determined to document everything they resented him at Prometheus. Personally Prometheus is very good, however, it caused one of the biggest debates in the film world. Some love it, others criticize. Anyway, can certainly be considered a great success, given that so much talk about it, and continue the story. No matter what, Ridley went with the first of three announced continuation of Prometheus. All of them together are only a prelude to the original Alien story and we all know Ripley and her nemesis Xenomorph. As he says, he wishes through these films introduce us to how and when it is made known to us the monster.
Through the Alien franchise have tried their hand more famous directors. After Scott, Cameron filming, Fincher, Jeunet. Each put his personal stamp, but he left his Alien, with a single Xenomorph Ripley and indestructible. Scott with Prometheus tried a different approach, more philosophical, with the intention to answer the question: Where do we come from? Who created us and why? There are also certain problems arise and acceptance of the film, but that’s for another story. The Covenant in continuing with your questions and searching, gives us the answers, developing the story of the beginning, the creators and creations and all the complexities of this relationship.
Developing the assumptions Prometheus, Scott here skillfully leads the story in a different direction. All questions, hypotheses, doubts, dilemmas, switch to new characters, new creators and creations. The search is the same, to come up with an answer, but gradually expands and creates a new context, where we are now all taking place under the auspices of the creation of perfect beings. Although it seems that the issue remains complicated, especially for a film that still in your sign of bears sci-fi / horror / action, Scott to deftly connects with each other and, while about all of this I said thinking or acquires different conclusions and understanding of my, do not you miss the excitement, tension and adrenaline shock.
Beneath his philosophizing, Ridley returned to full status and again bring us one, so to speak, technically perfect film. Awesome scenes, ambience, music, current camera images and the whole atmosphere of the film is top notch. The effects are great, and the action choreography and scene. Everything is perfectly tight and raised without error. Nothing less than I expected. Ridley Scott is the Covenant-om in a way paid tribute to the whole franchise because the film can not, not to notice certain fragments of its predecessor. From the ship, the atmosphere and the relationships between the characters, looks the same, so certain scenes. Throughout the film can be seen that spirit and uniqueness of the Alien franchise, which is a specialty of this film.
What is especially good in the film is a quality cast, that is your task done at the top level. Although all of them are good in their major or minor roles, is definitely special version Katherine Waterston as Daniels (read new Ripley) and another fantastic role Michael Fassbender, this time in the dual role of David and Walter. Lance Henriksen was excellent and creepy android in the old Alien, but Michael did a phenomenal job here. He was excellent and the Prometheus, but this is a level higher.
Great in many respects, Scott’s new film has some disadvantages. Not so many to take the film downstream, but still, to me influence the final judgment. These are some things that just are not logical, ie. seem more frivolous in such a large project. Such flippancy one would call slightly jumping the gun crew on a strange planet without any protection – throat in strawberries or unknown pathogens, and the atmosphere in this case.
Alien: Covenant is a great new film Ridley Scott, technically perfect in every sense of the film provides excellent entertainment. Action sci-fi horror at times reminiscent of some of the best moments of the franchise and is a kind of tribute to the same. No shortage of excitement and you will be squirming in his seat while watching, and sometimes pop up with the same. The cast, on a top level, this film gives additional quality. Complete the impression might spoil some illogical, or some of them again, not like the philosophy of Ridley Scott, but the new Alien is really movie worth your time, but for us sci-fi lovers, which is alien to a special place in my heart, unavoidable and excellent film reading.