Excerpt: It’s difficult to talk in much detail about Alien: Covenant because so much of what’s interesting about the movie is best left for discussion after viewing but I’ll leave you with this: as a new horror-filled entry into the Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant is a disappointment. However, as a darkly beautiful and occasionally creepy rumination on humanity’s quest for answers to “the” big questions, our roles playing god and the expanding role of AI, it’s a cautionary tale of the effects of relying too much on our own creations.
Excerpt: Covenant languishes in a purgatorial stasis that neither improves upon its predecessor nor equals its canonical successors. Instead of providing intellectual discourse it winks at us while pretending that connecting dots is just as worthy of artistic merit as creating something new.
Excerpt: Num filme onde o visual e os efeitos visuais são reis, falta o velho elemento-chave Terror que o novo xenomorfo menos sorrateiro não transmite. Tem muito sangue, desmembramentos e uma ou outra cabeça sem pescoço, mas não causa arrepios.
Excerpt: Forget what you know about Alien; forget what you think an Alien movie should be. Covenantdoesn’t care what you think or expect. It’s here strictly for itself, but it’s willing to take you along if you’ll let it.