"History repeats itself, as do artists. But the level of self-reference (some might say self-cannibalization) in Alien: Covenant, Dame Ridley Scott's second prequel in the long-running Alien series after 2012's woeful Prometheus, is off the charts. There are innumerable visual and thematic allusions here to Scott’s masterful 1979 sci-fi/horror hybrid Alien, which begat sequels and offshoots helmed by James Cameron, David Fincher, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and Paul W.S. Anderson. Covenant begins, however, by cribbing from one of its director's only other good films, 1982's Blade Runner."
On Dame Ridley Scott's latest, with two Michael Fassbenders for the price of one! At Reverse Shot: http://reverseshot.org/reviews/entry/2327/alien_covenant