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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Matt BrownDecember 25, 2016 10:32 AM

PROMETHEUS trailer was better. :P

Armando Dela CruzDecember 25, 2016 10:56 AM

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

Michael LangDecember 25, 2016 11:13 AM

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

Elsie ParoubekDecember 25, 2016 11:38 AM

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

Elytron FrassDecember 25, 2016 12:12 PM

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

ManateeAdvocateDecember 25, 2016 12:20 PM

Likewise. There was no need.

ManateeAdvocateDecember 25, 2016 12:23 PM

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.

Gopal NatarajanDecember 25, 2016 1:46 PM

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.

ManateeAdvocateDecember 25, 2016 2:10 PM

Perfect observation.

Jerry SköldDecember 25, 2016 2:26 PM

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

MehliensDecember 25, 2016 6:23 PM

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

Ben UmsteadDecember 25, 2016 6:52 PM

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.

Unflinching_EyeDecember 25, 2016 11:24 PM

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

mercyDecember 26, 2016 9:08 AM

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

ManateeAdvocateDecember 26, 2016 10:19 AM

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

MehliensDecember 26, 2016 2:21 PM

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

ManateeAdvocateDecember 26, 2016 3:09 PM

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.

MehliensDecember 26, 2016 5:40 PM

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

ManateeAdvocateDecember 26, 2016 6:07 PM

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).

B.December 26, 2016 11:51 PM

Fans are a whiney bunch these days: do something different and they whine, do something the same and they whine. In the end it's all about renting seats and selling sugar, and the fans will rent the seats and the sugar will rot their teeth.

Armando Dela CruzDecember 27, 2016 2:04 AM

Upping this. I'm still down.