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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    I watched Alien: Covenant as a double bill together with Prometheus, which lends itself for a nice comparison between these two prequels in the ongoing Alien series. Now, I've never been a big fan of Prometheus in the first place: The film lacked great characters (except for David) and instead featured an unexperienced crew that, besides having terrible Hollywood one-liners, just makes bad decisions all the time which resulted in a narrative-mess. It did however create an opportunity for the…

  • The Martian

    The Martian

    ★★½

    My expectations were very high after reading a lot of positive reviews on The Martian, but after 30 minutes in the cinema every 'sol' spent on Mars made me want to go home. The way Watney survives on the red planet looked like a piece of cake, while I expected it to be a bit more challenging. There isn't any good dialogue unfortunately and all characters have zero background nor emotions (zero tears, anger or frustration, everyone just keeps smiling).…