Alien: Covenant


Alien: Covenant

Overview:

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship 'Covenant' discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – which has its sole inhabitant the 'synthetic', David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Votes 2412 (5.7/10)

Runtime: 122 minutes

Release Date 2017-05-09

Budget: $97,000,000.00

Revenue: $232,380,243.00

Website: Link

Tagline: The path to paradise begins in hell.

Production company:

  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
  • Scott Free Productions
  • Brandywine Productions
  • TSG Entertainment

Production country:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Horror
  • Science Fiction
  • Thriller

Trailer

Further Information

David / Walter
Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
Daniels Branson
Katherine Waterston
Katherine Waterston
Christopher Oram
Billy Crudup
Billy Crudup
Tennessee
Danny McBride
Danny McBride
Sergeant Lope
Demián Bichir
Demián Bichir
Karine Oram
Carmen Ejogo
Carmen Ejogo
Maggie Faris
Amy Seimetz
Amy Seimetz
Ricks
Jussie Smollett
Jussie Smollett
Upworth
Callie Hernandez
Callie Hernandez
Ankor
Alexander England
Alexander England
Rosenthal
Tess Haubrich
Tess Haubrich
Cole
Uli Latukefu
Uli Latukefu
Xenomorph / Neomorph
Goran D. Kleut
Goran D. Kleut
Voice of 'Mother' (voice)
Lorelei King
Lorelei King
Ledward
Benjamin Rigby
Benjamin Rigby
Sergeant Hallett
Nathaniel Dean
Nathaniel Dean
Neomorph
Andrew Crawford
Andrew Crawford
Jacob Branson (uncredited)
James Franco
James Franco
Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (uncredited)
Noomi Rapace
Noomi Rapace
Peter Weyland (uncredited)
Guy Pearce
Guy Pearce
Xenomorph (uncredited)
Javier Botet
Javier Botet
Engineer (uncredited)
Benjamin Taylor
Benjamin Taylor
Director of Photography
Dariusz Wolski
Dariusz Wolski
Director
Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
Producer
Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
Producer
David Giler
David Giler
Screenplay
John Logan
John Logan
Costume Design
Janty Yates
Janty Yates
Producer
Walter Hill
Walter Hill
Characters
Dan O'Bannon
Dan O'Bannon
Characters
Ronald Shusett
Ronald Shusett
Set Decoration
Victor J. Zolfo
Victor J. Zolfo
Producer
Mark Huffam
Mark Huffam
Art Direction
Charlie Revai
Charlie Revai
Supervising Art Director
Ian Gracie
Ian Gracie
Producer
Michael Schaefer
Michael Schaefer
Casting
Carmen Cuba
Carmen Cuba
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Paul Massey
Paul Massey
Production Design
Chris Seagers
Chris Seagers
Conceptual Design
Steve Burg
Steve Burg
Assistant Sound Editor
Alex Ferguson
Alex Ferguson
Story
Michael Green
Michael Green
Screenplay
Dante Harper
Dante Harper
Music
Jed Kurzel
Jed Kurzel
Music Director
Jed Kurzel
Jed Kurzel
Hair Designer
Lesley Vanderwalt
Lesley Vanderwalt
Makeup Designer
Lesley Vanderwalt
Lesley Vanderwalt
Makeup Supervisor
Lesley Vanderwalt
Lesley Vanderwalt
Art Direction
Damien Drew
Damien Drew
Foley
Sue Harding
Sue Harding
Story
Jack Paglen
Jack Paglen
Camera Operator
Damian Wyvill
Damian Wyvill
Costume Supervisor
Sarah Robinson
Sarah Robinson
Sound Designer
Michael Fentum
Michael Fentum
Music Editor
Tony Lewis
Tony Lewis
Costume Supervisor
Robyn Elliott
Robyn Elliott
Camera Operator
P. Scott Sakamoto
P. Scott Sakamoto
Visual Effects Supervisor
Charley Henley
Charley Henley
Visual Effects Editor
Mark Carr
Mark Carr
Art Direction
Jacinta Leong
Jacinta Leong
Foley
Jack Stew
Jack Stew
Additional Photography
Shaun O'Dell
Shaun O'Dell
Key Hair Stylist
Jennifer Stanfield
Jennifer Stanfield
Location Manager
Mary Barltrop
Mary Barltrop
Sound Designer
Oliver Tarney
Oliver Tarney
Supervising Sound Editor
Oliver Tarney
Oliver Tarney
Sound Effects Editor
Dillon Bennett
Dillon Bennett
Rigging Gaffer
Mark Jefferies
Mark Jefferies
Still Photographer
Mark Rogers
Mark Rogers
Makeup Artist
Tess Natoli
Tess Natoli
ADR & Dubbing
Derek Casari
Derek Casari
Visual Effects Editor
Paolo Buzzetti
Paolo Buzzetti
Animation Supervisor
Gabriele Zucchelli
Gabriele Zucchelli
ADR Supervisor
Rachael Tate
Rachael Tate
First Assistant Editor
Laurence Johnson
Laurence Johnson
Visual Effects Editor
Lukasz Bukowiecki
Lukasz Bukowiecki
Pre-Visualization Supervisor
Jason McDonald
Jason McDonald
Script Supervisor
Melina Burns
Melina Burns
Assistant Art Director
Andrew Chan
Andrew Chan
Camera Operator
Matt Toll
Matt Toll
Casting Associate
Wittney Horton
Wittney Horton
Steadicam Operator
Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson
Visual Effects Producer
Sona Pak
Sona Pak
Assistant Director
Raymond Kirk
Raymond Kirk
Hairstylist
Lara Jade Birch
Lara Jade Birch
Visual Effects Producer
Tomi Nieminen
Tomi Nieminen
Hairstylist
Rebecca Allen
Rebecca Allen
Unit Production Manager
Dean Hood
Dean Hood
Set Designer
Belinda Cusmano
Belinda Cusmano
Conceptual Design
Wayne John Haag
Wayne John Haag
Conceptual Design
Dane Hallett
Dane Hallett
Conceptual Design
Mark Hatton
Mark Hatton
Aerial Director of Photography
Peter Beeh
Peter Beeh
Researcher
Lizzy Jane Klein
Lizzy Jane Klein
2D Supervisor
Anthony Smith
Anthony Smith
ADR & Dubbing
Judah Getz
Judah Getz
Art Department Coordinator
Lauren Wild
Lauren Wild
Script Supervisor
Merran Elliot
Merran Elliot
Casting Assistant
Ebony Hardin
Ebony Hardin
Dolly Grip
Mal Booth
Mal Booth
Gaffer
Mark Glindeman
Mark Glindeman
Rigging Grip
Theo Thomas
Theo Thomas
Key Grip
Toby Copping
Toby Copping
Animation Supervisor
Alexandre Ronco
Alexandre Ronco
CG Supervisor
Alexandre Cancado
Alexandre Cancado
Creature Technical Director
Maxime Cazaly
Maxime Cazaly
Creature Technical Director
Francis Leong
Francis Leong
Creature Technical Director
Will Fife
Will Fife
Creature Technical Director
Victor Pillet
Victor Pillet
Lighting Director
Boyan Baynov
Boyan Baynov
Lighting Director
Spencer Fitch
Spencer Fitch
Lighting Director
Britton Plewes
Britton Plewes
Lighting Director
Leonardo Bianchi
Leonardo Bianchi
Lighting Director
Matthieu Paugam
Matthieu Paugam
Lighting Director
Manjusha Balachandran
Manjusha Balachandran
Lighting Director
Elisabeth Leeb
Elisabeth Leeb
Modeling
Manmath Matondkar
Manmath Matondkar
Modeling
Luke Wilding
Luke Wilding
Modeling
William Bell
William Bell
Special Effects Supervisor
Dan Oliver
Dan Oliver
Assistant Costume Designer
Mark Campbell
Mark Campbell
Costume Coordinator
Bronwyn Doughty
Bronwyn Doughty
Costume Coordinator
Maria Salcher
Maria Salcher
Set Costumer
Anna Burstall
Anna Burstall
Set Costumer
Ivana Daniele
Ivana Daniele
Set Costumer
Dan Owen
Dan Owen
Costume Illustrator
Anna Haigh
Anna Haigh
Second Assistant Director
Scott Lovelock
Scott Lovelock
Third Assistant Director
Greg Tynan
Greg Tynan
Additional Editing
Cheryl Potter
Cheryl Potter
Assistant Editor
Justin Tillett
Justin Tillett
Location Manager
Jeremy Peek
Jeremy Peek
Assistant Sound Editor
Arabella Winter
Arabella Winter
Camera Operator
Ben Ruffell
Ben Ruffell
Second Assistant Director
Danielle Blake
Danielle Blake
Additional Photography
Claire Frayn
Claire Frayn
Third Assistant Director
Claire Frayn
Claire Frayn
Additional Photography
Sarah Hood
Sarah Hood
Second Assistant Director
Sarah Hood
Sarah Hood
Third Assistant Director
Matthew Webb
Matthew Webb
Set Dresser
Dion Boothby
Dion Boothby
Set Designer
Tony Drew
Tony Drew
Set Designer
Andrew Kattie
Andrew Kattie
Set Designer
Kate McCowage
Kate McCowage
Set Designer
Alasdair Mott
Alasdair Mott
Stunt Coordinator
Kyle Gardiner
Kyle Gardiner

Screen-Space

"At times a thrilling, stomach-churning journey, but one that leaves those on board wondering if the disorientation and down time was worth the investment..." Read the full review here: http://screen-space.squarespace.com/reviews/2017/5/8/alien-covenant.html

CraigJamesReview

Alien Covenant marks the third Alien movie directed by Ridley Scott and the second prequel to the franchise after Prometheus. They also seem to be getting worse with age. Prometheus was really a lot of questions searching for answers, ambitious in asking not only about the creation of alien life, but human life as well. However the plan to stretch out these topics into 3 or 4 movies should be met with some skepticism. Especially considering the basis for this was started by Damon Lindeloff, the creator of Lost and the man most of us are still waiting for answers for most of the things that happened on Lost. He of course has abandoned this second movie, leaving it in the hands of the far more capable John Logan, but even he struggles to find meaning here, or escape the clichés that have started to grow like a Xenomorph in John Hurt's stomach. We're dealing with a whole new crew this time; the Covenant. They are headed on a colonial mission to another planet before an electric shock takes out the ship, the Captain, and 47 other members. Reluctant to get back into their pods for a 7 year journey, the on board crew responsible for the ship's upkeep decide instead to answer a distress transmission coming from another planet. That's where they find what continues to be the best character in these prequels; Michael Fassbender's David the Android. His motivations and whether he considers himself human or God is constantly in question and Fassbender's soft-spoken performance continues to haunt. I also really do consider Prometheus to be one of the most gorgeous-looking special films of the last decade and this continues that- from the Covenant ship to the grain fields and other vegetation eerily covering the mostly desolate other terrain of the planet. We also get the first look at the Neo-morph, who is born the same way, seems a bit faster than the Xeno-morph but the main differences are it doesn't have the Venus fly trap tongue and it can stand like a human. Pretty cool. Just it's at this point I should probably say that after Aliens there started to be less reason to want these. Alien 3 was fine, Prometheus I thought could really go either way depending on the sequels, and Alien 4 of course was garbage. The biggest problem here is that it feels so redundant. We get a distress call, the crew investigates, some background characters do stupid things leading to impregnation, someone says "we never should have come", final alien chase. The aliens, when you can see them, are cool, but there is a lot of downtime between them, and a few quality kills does not a 200 million dollar mega blockbuster make. It's also really odd that Prometheus does this whole thing of setting up the engineers as the creators of human beings but here they only get one scene and let's just say those looking for more info about them will get angry. The promise of some larger conversation is in here somewhere but these movies feel so stretched out at this point that when this does get to the few moments of actually having something to say, it's hard to get re-engaged. The characters don't help either as most just come off like archetypes. Katherine Waterston is the Captain's widow and really the bargain basement Ellen Ripley here. Billy Crudup plays the faith-based character, and like the last movie, this movie seems to be including that without ever really giving it value in the meaning of life conversation. But at least those two have some background. I'm so tired of most of these others. The ones who just go tramping through the woods of an unknown planet or show the decision making skills of the Trump administration. You're not supposed to make us root for the alien, guys. Finally i'm no closer to understanding why these movies are necessary. It's easy to tell what this movie wants to do and it's even easier to see the twist coming a half hour before it even comes. There are a few nice kills here, I will give the movie that. If you can remember to wake yourself every time Fassbender and Fassbender (he also plays an android named Walter) have a philosophy conversation, you might find some interesting stuff there too. But overall not enough action or thought to make this overly drawn out series seem necessary. So I go 5/10. For more reviews, check me out on Youtube here- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY_IvAm1bJADConJhDCuq6A

Gimly

I had a few reservations going in to _Alien: Covenant_. In my opinion there hasn't been a truly great entry to the franchise since _Aliens_, so I was worried that the statistics were against it. I thought _Prometheus_ was incredible from a technical standpoint, but not a very engaging movie, and I was worried we might get the same here. The trailers had been mostly good but I was worried I had seen too much of the third act in them, and I was worried this would spoil the experience for me a little. What I was not worried about was within ten minutes of the damn thing starting I would think to myself: "Wow, this movie is really poorly made." Well I guess I'm an idiot because that is exactly what happened. And that feeling never entirely abated over the course of the whole thing. Don't get me wrong, it's no "_AVP: Requiem_", but I was still very disappointed. _Final rating:★★ - Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product._

Simon Quinlank

**Limps along under the weight of its own importance.** I love my films dripping with self importance and this one is definitely one of them. I can't get enough of these films that positively bubble over with a high handed, serious and arrogant attitude that indicates that there is no film quite as important as this one. This film knows it all. It knows everything that we- the lowly, pathetic and simple minded audience do not know and could not ever possibly know because we are not intelligent enough to grasp anything, you see? For such an authoritative, superior and intelligent film - I find it odd that every character stumbles around like a simple minded cretin making unwise decision after unwise decision. Ridley and his scriptwriters seem to think that they are intellectuals but somehow they just _can't pull off_ the role of **being** an intellectual. - Simon Quinlank

Saketh Thota

I agree with most of the negative comments about this movie.It is a gigantic missed opportunity.My biggest issue apart from the utter predictability and nonsensical,inept script,was the disappointment of seeing 'Prometheus' mixed up with 'Alien' Alien covenant gets locked up in its own self importance while forgetting why we loved 'Alien' in the first place.I really wanted to like it but came a way with a huge sense of disappointment

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