“Alien: Covenant” takes everything that was bad about “Prometheus” and doubles down on it.
Ridley Scott is simply trying to pack too much into one movie. The last sequence is the exact same scenario as “Alien” in every way, but condensed to 15 shitty minutes of cinema.
In a world that is already so fantastical, you can’t have the characters making questionable decisions. Their deaths become welcomed to the viewer.
The stuff with David and the engineers is interesting but not explained well enough to make you really care.
“Covenant” is eye-rolling silly and never captures the magic of the franchise.