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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - David Strat­ton

Alien: Covenant (MA15+) Ridley Scott de­cided to start the Alien fran­chise again five years ago with Prometheus, a pre­quel to the orig­i­nal Alien, set some 20 years be­fore Sigour­ney Weaver’s Ri­p­ley con­fronted the crea­ture. In Alien: Covenant Scott hasn’t stinted on the blood and gore. He wants to make two more films that bridge the sto­ry­line gap be­tween this and the first film, so he has to have a com­mer­cial suc­cess. Alien: Covenant is for the most part a ter­rif­i­cally ex­cit­ing ride. But it never chills the mar­row quite in the way the first film did.


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