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Alien: Covenant (2017)

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The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

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Ridley Scott

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Fassbender ... David / Walter
Katherine Waterston ... Daniels
Billy Crudup ... Oram
Danny McBride ... Tennessee
Demián Bichir ... Lope (as Demian Bichir)
Carmen Ejogo ... Karine
Jussie Smollett ... Ricks
Callie Hernandez ... Upworth
Amy Seimetz ... Faris
Nathaniel Dean ... Hallett
Alexander England ... Ankor
Benjamin Rigby ... Ledward
Uli Latukefu ... Cole
Tess Haubrich ... Rosenthal
Lorelei King ... Voice of 'Mother' (voice)
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Storyline

Almost eleven years after the disastrous expedition to the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant, with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, is on course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission entices the crew to a nearby habitable planet which resembles Earth. The unsuspecting crewmembers of the Covenant will have to cope with biological foes beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation in uncharted space. Written by Nick Riganas

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The path to paradise begins in hell. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sci-fi violence, bloody images, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prometheus 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$97,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,160,621, 21 May 2017

Gross USA:

$74,262,031

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,891,763
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Runtime:

| (Mainland China Censored Version)

Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Atmos | Dolby Surround 7.1 | Auro 11.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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In the novelization of the film, the Egg sacks are much smaller in appearance, resembling mould. See more »

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In the original Alien film by Ridley Scott, the lifecycle of the alien from impregnation to full-sized alien appears to be at least 24 hours, and possibly even a couple of days. The facehugger spends several hours attached to its host, while embryo gestation seems to take several hours further, and subsequent growth of the chestburster to a full sized alien takes even further hours at least.

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[first lines]
Peter Weyland: How do you feel?
David: Alive.
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Stop complain
13 May 2017 | by sc-93301See all my reviews

I really don't understand why people complain about this movie. "Where's the plot?! Where's originality!" People complain that the movie has no climate of the older "Alien". But what does it mean? Let's be honest. Every Alien movie repeat the same story: bunch of people (idiots mostly) need to fight xenomorph, they're dying and that is all, no deeper meaning. They were just action movie (Finch's part was quite different, but point of killing Alien was the same). Ridley Scott presents new story between "Prometheus" and first "Alien" and he's doing really good job! Movie is dark, brutal and beautiful, there is no accidental shots (Dariusz Wolski). Yeah, we've seen many thing before, but in "Covenant" they are breathtaking. I enjoyed the movie and enjoyed how story from "Prometheus" was pushed. I hope that unfair reviews wont stop Mr. Scott from doing another "Alien" movie.


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