Sometimes while watching the latest entry in the Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant I wondered if Ridley Scott, the man who directed both this and the original film that kicked everything off, had even watched Alien.
Alien: Covenant seems to follow the path of Prometheus, as opposed to the original Alien. As such, it is populated with characters who make the worst possible decision in any situation. I’m not sure which film I enjoy more… or less. Both Alien: Covenant and Prometheus are dull, lifeless exercises in… I don’t even know what. The movies don’t seem to be thrilled with any of the ideas that they’re presenting. In Alien: Covenant, while exploring caverns, the movie simply allows the exploration to happen—when this moment should be a wonderful, exciting sequence filled with wonders and horrors and delights, it’s treated like the characters are walking to the grocery store.