imdb) shot by Ridley Scott again, the creator of the iconic first "Alien" film.
"Convenant" is not as strong as the first three Alien movies but watchable (this is a spoiler free blog. You can find a synopsis here wikipedia). Many parts - and the basic structure - follow closely the first "Alien" and they are more or less variations of it. Some scenes also are interpretations of later Alien movies and I could spot influences of Kubrick´s "2001: A Space Odyssey" and other movies of course.
"Covenant" is more philosophical and ambitious than the early Alien movies. Unfortunately the movie also refers to Ridley Scott`s film "Prometheus" from 2012 ( (it´s actually also a sequel of this movie ). I didn´t enjoy Prometheus" and I forgot about it. The references make "Covenant" unnecessary complicated.
Anyway, I am looking forward to the next step of the Alien saga.