Red Band ALIEN: COVENANT Trailer Slithers In

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Red Band ALIEN: COVENANT Trailer Slithers In

I've been waiting on a tease for Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, and now it's here -- a full first trailer that looks like, well, an Alien movie. One can't argue about that. It's light years away from Prometheus in terms of both look and feel, except for Michael Fassbender's teal-eyed droid, David, or a version of David from the prequel. By and large, this keeps me invested.

There isn't a lot of information regarding what world of horror awaits the Covenant crew, except maybe that it must be really terrifying. So much so that it gets Amy Seimetz on her feet scurrying as far away as she's able. Oh, and Billy Crudup gets Facehugged -- that much the trailer is willing to spoil. There's plenty of mysteries still to be unturned, of course, but for now, it's all well and good. I ride the hype train guiltlessly.

Anyway, here's the trailer and poster for Alien: Covenant . Happy holidays!

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Alien: CovenantKatherine WaterstonMichael FassbenderRidley Scott

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  • mercy

    Appears to be the Cliché Budget version of previous Alien films. Worst female protagonist selection.

  • Ben Umstead

    So this is a soft reboot of Alien and also a sort of apology for Prometheus. Okie-dokie. I guess that's the best we could have expected.

  • Upping this. I'm still down.

  • Gopal Natarajan

    Based on this trailer, I'm less than enthused. Looks like they are just recycling plot/visual beats from both "Alien" and "Aliens" with a little '80s slasher 'sex=death' thrown in.

  • ManateeAdvocate

    Perfect observation.

  • Mehliens

    Or it could be that the trailer is cut like that to create the impression on purpose just to be a completely different film in the theater

  • ManateeAdvocate

    Not a big fan of bait and switch tactics. Besides, my trust in Scott withered on the vine long ago.

  • Mehliens

    I know where you are coming from but objectively his direction has improved a lot in the past decade. His films have so much more meat than they did in the 80s or 90s

  • ManateeAdvocate

    Absolutely they do. Sure, comparing Prometheus to Black Rain is no contest. His films are beautifully shot, only a complete ignoramus would say otherwise. His films look and feel great and his projects (typically) attract wonderfully talented thespians in addition to competent crew. It's all about the story/journey for this film fan. Prometheus had a lot of wonderful things going for it (this coming from a huge Alien franchise stalwart), but man did the story kill all of that. For me anyways.

  • Mehliens

    Correct. For me the story was fine, it was the tonal inconsistencies and badly rescripted character interaction. Thanks Lindlof 👎

  • ManateeAdvocate

    Nailed it. Perfectly. I think it's safe to say that we're all more than pleased that Lindolf's not involved with this endeavor (he's not listed on IMDB and quite frankly I've never had a problem with John Logan).

  • ManateeAdvocate

    Looks good. Then again, so did Prometheus. I hope a lot of lessons were learned from the previous film. I'd love this to be a good ride. Prometheus was NOT.

  • Jerry Sköld

    I feel the same, though they do get one point for actually maintaining quarantine.

  • And another for having the pilots sitting down while landing the ship.

  • Elytron Frass

    meh (and this is coming from a superfan of the first four films). Also "backbursters" already happened in the italian film Demons

  • Elsie Paroubek

    I'm still vexed he pissed on the mystique of the 'Space Jockey'. Wish I could purge Prometheus from my mind.

  • ManateeAdvocate

    Likewise. There was no need.

  • Michael Lang

    It is like I've seen this movie before?...oh yeah...I saw it 37 years ago.

  • PROMETHEUS trailer was better. :P

  • I'm with you. This also looks good and has some Fassbender on it so I'll shut up.

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