Alien: Covenant: An AI Cautionary Tale [Review]

The Alien franchise can (somewhat) cleanly be broken into two parts: the original films and then everything after Alien 4. Regardless of how you feel about the last two movies in the original series, Prometheus felt like a completely different beast: a movie that was set-up by the marketing as a direct prequel which would answer questions when in fact, it would have been better sold as a new story which takes place within the world of Alien.

Whether you think Prometheus is a good or bad entry into the franchise will likely determine how you feel about Ridley Scott's follow-up. Let's not mince words or bury leads: if you didn't like Prometheus, you're not going to like Alien: Covenant.

The new movie stars Billy Crudup as Oram, the [Continued ...]

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