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Review: Alien: Covenant (2017)

Reviewed by: Justin Rumenapp

Unlikable characters are a tricky thing to accomplish in cinema. Regardless if the unlikable character is the hero or a villain of the story, audiences want to see him get his comeuppance. And oh boy, does Alien: Covenant have one of cinema's all time "great" unlikable characters.

I digress, Alien: Covenant is the 6th film in the main Alien franchise, and 8th overall if one includes the Alien vs. Predator films of the mid-00s. There have been dozens of comics, video games and even pinball machines made around the series. By now, one should know what to expect. Colonists find themselves on some remote world, and this remote world contains an alien with a crazy metabolism and a hunger for humans. Colonists make really dumb decisions. Androids have ambiguous motivations. A character's survival is directly related to how prominent her name appears in the promotional materials. Alien: Covenant mashes up the best elements of 201…

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