Ridley Scott

Alien: Covenant

When director Ridley Scott revisited his Alien universe for the first time in over 30 years with 2012’s Prometheus, he apparently had been collecting ideas in his head for decades. The dense, bloated with promise┬áPrometheus attempted to create an entire world of mythology and alien races, while cramming in the requisite horror thriller to kill …

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This is an Epic with a capital “E”, that’s for sure. Swords, and tigers, and blood, oh my! Actually, a lot of blood. Muddy armies hacking each other to bits (literally), people cut in half, penetrating arrows, and watch for the double-sword decapitation (“Aaaahhh!” gasps the audience in appreciation). I don’t think I’ve been so …

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I remember hearing some quote a decade or so ago where Robert Plant said that Led Zeppelin should never reunite, because after all that time they’d basically be a glorified Led Zepplin cover band. Now Ridley Scott, with the creation of this not-so-thinly-veiled homage to his gut exploding classic Alien, has become a Ridley Scott …

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