Review: The sequel to the prequel of the Alien franchise. I'm glad Scott took over the Alien series and left Blade Runner to Villeneuve. I personally think that'll give future Alien movies a consistent tone and contained storyline.
There are numerous reasons why Covenant is an upgrade from Prometheus but one in particular is giving an actual purpose for Alien prequels. The entire franchise now rests on one question and a theme of "Where do we come from?"
I was surprised with the little amount of action there actually was. But the action was replaced with graphic and gory violence that did at times feel over-the-top, but it really set a dark tone. Where Prometheus lacked the feeling an actual 'Alien' movie, Ridley Scott stepped up his game in Covenant utilizing CGI and violence while going back to how the original Alien films felt like.
With the first act being very slow, I did wish specific characters were developed more to use that runtime a bit better. But once the plot begins you're sucked into the movie till the very end. Easily the stand out was Michael Fassbender as David/Walter playing two characters. He made each one unique, yet similar at the same time was riveting to watch on screen particularly in flute scene. But I can see where his character is going and if done right, as it was in Covenant, I believe he'll be an even more of a dynamic and incredibly written character for the franchise.
Though I love the tone and where the next films are going, there are unfortunately quite a bit of clique story elements and choices that characters make that are quite dumb. While watching the movie I couldn't help but notice these, but stepping back and thinking about what the movie is and where it may be headed I was surprised with Covenant and I can't wait for the next ones!
Overall Review: 81% (B)