Alien: Covenant ★½

Reviewed on Cinema Eclectica.

Barring one extravagantly odd flashback, there is literally not one moment here that doesn't invite comparison to Alien, which is a problem, seeing as Alien is one of the most completely perfect horror movies ever made and this, er, isn't. Anyone worried about the direction the franchise was taking after Prometheus might be reassured to know that they've stripped out all that pesky ambition and mystery from the previous film; its habit of making all the professional space explorers behave like complete imbeciles is still very much in place.

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