We are just a few short weeks away from ‘Alien: Covenant’ hitting theaters (May 19th!) and as such the media blitz has begun! The freshest clips to be released from Ridley Scott’s latest entry into the ‘Alien’ franchise hints at the return of an old baddie from the original movies, the Spineburster, which you can clearly tell is coming by the time the second clip is coming to an end, but we do not actually see in this clip (why give everything away when the movie is just around the corner?). The clips are fun as well because it gives us a hint of the tone and pacing of the movie, which has been difficult to tell from the teasers and trailers which are cut to show off as much footage as possible as stylistically as possible. This felt a lot more like the original cutting style of the horror franchise, building tension and a sense of unease, and should go a long way toward making longtime fans very excited for ‘Alien: Covenant’ and happy to see Scott’s world return to its roots following ‘Prometheus,’ which many felt strayed too far from what was great about the ‘Alien’ movies.
Are you excited for ‘Alien: Covenant?’ What did you think of the clips? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.
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