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Alien: Covenant (2017)

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The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

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The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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Rated R for sci-fi violence, bloody images, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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19 May 2017 (USA)  »

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$97,000,000 (estimated)

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$36,160,621 (USA) (19 May 2017)

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$73,975,898 (USA) (14 July 2017)
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Trivia

When Tennessee gains stable control of the lander, he says over the comms, "A walk in the park," just like Parker said after setting down the Nostromo lander during the storm in Alien (1979). See more »

Goofs

The "gestation period" for the Xenomorphs changes from character to character. It takes anywhere from roughly 1 hour with the first "chest burster" to appear to mere minutes for subsequent others to gestate. There seems to be no "standard" length of time before they appear. Additionally, this contradicts all of the other films in the Alien franchise which this films "precedes" because it takes as long as a calendar day for Kane's alien implant to gestate.

David explained to Capt. Oram he bred them into hybrids, thus making them grow at different, and faster, rates.

Correction: The above correction actually creates another, larger, plot hole. This film precedes the original film in the franchise, Alien by 14 years. The Xenomorphs found in that film were apparently brought there inside the ship of the so-called "Space Jockey" a character not shown in Alien: Covenant. There would no way that David could have introduced his embryos to that vessel when the first film makes it clear that the ship they found had been there for many years..certainly longer than 14 or so. In short, the Xenomorphs that exist in this film cannot be the ones which exist in later films. See more »

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[first lines]
Peter Weyland: How do you feel?
David: Alive.
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Horrible Waste of Time.
3 June 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a great fan of Ridley Scott and the original Alien film, I looked forward to this film. From the first 15 minutes, I couldn't wait for it to end. The characters are barely one-dimensional, there is zero character development, the editing is so lightning-fast it feels as though you are watching a bad MTV concert video, the action is nonsensical and the story is predictable. A total failure on all levels. Just bad. Not "so bad it's good" or campy or horribly charming. Just bad.


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