Alien: Covenant
First screened in June 2017
Director: Ridley Scott. Cast: Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, Demián Bichir, Nathaniel Dean, Carmen Ejogo, Alexander England, Tess Haubrich, Callie Hernandez, Uli Latukefu, Benjamin Rigby, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, James Franco. Screenplay: John Logan and Dante Harper (based on a screen story by Jack Paglen and Michael Green).

Twitter Capsule: Strong opening, score, and sound design but much else goes wrong. As a fan, I felt pandered to and quite misserved.

VOR:   Increasingly speaking only to subscribers to its own mythology, and not even to all of us. Not bereft of ideas, but return diminish quickly.

Photo © 2017 Warner Bros./DC Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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