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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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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 Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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The path to paradise begins in hell. See more »


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

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19 May 2017 (USA)  »

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$97,000,000 (estimated)

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$36,160,621 (USA) (19 May 2017)

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$73,975,898 (USA) (14 July 2017)
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Trivia

Guy Pearce's reprisal of his role as Peter Weyland in the opening prologue, marked Pearce's first appearance in the franchise, playing Weyland without old-age make-up. Pearce had been cast in Prometheus (2012) at forty-five years old, because an actor needed to play Peter Weyland both as an elderly man, and middle-aged, but ultimately the scenes featuring Weyland as a younger man were cut, and Pearce appeared in the film only under heavy old-age make-up. See more »

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The "gestation period" for the Xenomorphs changes from character to character. It takes anywhere from roughly 1 hour with the first "chest burster" to appear to mere minutes for subsequent others to gestate. There seems to be no "standard" length of time before they appear. Additionally, this contradicts all of the other films in the Alien franchise which this films "precedes" because it takes as long as a calendar day for Kane's alien implant to gestate.

David explained to Capt. Oram he bred them into hybrids, thus making them grow at different, and faster, rates.

Correction: The above correction actually creates another, larger, plot hole. This film precedes the original film in the franchise, Alien by 14 years. The Xenomorphs found in that film were apparently brought there inside the ship of the so-called "Space Jockey" a character not shown in Alien: Covenant. There would no way that David could have introduced his embryos to that vessel when the first film makes it clear that the ship they found had been there for many years..certainly longer than 14 or so. In short, the Xenomorphs that exist in this film cannot be the ones which exist in later films. See more »

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[first lines]
Peter Weyland: How do you feel?
David: Alive.
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References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

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The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
Written by Fred Gilbert
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Worst Alien movie and an insult so its fans. -Spoilers-
7 June 2017 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This movie is not worth the money. Its the worst Alien movie i have seen and i have seen all Alien (xenomorphs) movies.

You don't care about the characters and they are so god damn stupid all the time! My god its an insult to watch and they flushed all the lore down the drain.

This movie is about droids and not aliens or the engineers. It does not explain anything at all and it totally kills Prometheus handling.

Im happy Sigourney Weaver did not sign up for this crap.


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