Movie Review: “Alien: Covenant”

“Oh ye of faint heart, this might be the longest 122 minutes of your life!”

This could have been anyone during the Alien: Covenant premiere at Anga Imax yesterday night, well unless of course they had watched Prometheus.

The latest chapter in the sci-fi horror franchise sees the probability of  human specie extinction yet again, with the colony ship Covenant bound for “paradise.”

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This is the first biggest colonisation mission and the fate of the crew members along with the thousands of colonies and embryos solely depends on captain Oram (Billy Crudup) who had to assume command after the sudden death of the original captain Bransom (James Franco) (who by the way doesn’t even last a minute in the film)

He appears to be some what weary and unsure of himself but he has faith and is out to ensure that the rest of the crew respects his leadership and so as leader he commands change of plans – they no longer  journey to planet Origae-6 (paradise) but to an unknown planet after intercepting a human radio signal.

Things definitely do not go as planned and the enemy within is horrifyingly also the enemy without.

David (played by Michael Fassbender)  who also plays Walter (the “good” android (an updated model) built to obey and protect the embryos aboard Covenant) finally meets Walter.

 

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David’s weird lair is enough red light if you ask me but he has just saved the Covenant crew members who now know that coming to the planet was a bad idea; so why would they doubt him plus he’s “related” to Walter right? 

This lady here; Daniels (played by Katherine Waterston) is quite the admirable type, resilient, witty and smart- she suffers a big loss but still makes major comebacks that not only saves the Covenant the colony and crew members as well, well at least for a major part of the movie.

The Neomorph is the alien that will keep you on the edge of your seat with every appearance it makes through out the movie, bursting full force out of the torsos of every infected human; morphing into a monster and sparing not those in sight – a creation of the created out to eliminate the creator and anything connected to it-LOL I know, I know, watch the movie and you’ll understand what I mean.

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Lives are devoured (a few that leave us emotional) blood and all sorts of body fluid gushed, roles changed and yes violence and horror is at an all time high in this here Ridley Scott directed movie.

It goes without saying that there will definitely be a second and third sequel, so do keep up; currently showing at Anga Imax : http://www.imax.or.ke/

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10 Movies You Must Watch In 2017

2017 has just began and we sure do need some movies to help us push through the year. 2017 will be filled with sequels, superheroes, and reboots. As you plan your cinema trips, here are 10 films you can’t afford to miss out on:

The Fate Of The Furious (April 14)

The eighth franchise of the Fast and Furious film is one you’ll really not want to miss. The insane car chases and main man Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) betraying and going face off against his team will have you glued to your screen. The movie comes out on April 14th.

John Wick: Chapter 2 (February 10)
The first John Wick movie gave the actor his most iconic role since The Matrix, and if the reluctant hit man decides to keep postponing retirement, this gun-fu train seems like it might have a few more thrilling stops left in it.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (May 5)

We really enjoyed the first Guardians with all the comedy and emotion and the second one is nothing less. The motley crew of Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (voice of Bradley Cooper) and kid Groot (voice of Vin Diesel) became a family in the previous film and now they have to actually be one. The movie focuses on Quill’s origin in terms of his space-traveler father (Kurt Russell) as he (Quill) tries to understand why his father wasn’t around.

Spiderman Homecoming (July 7)

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Return Of Xander Cage (January 20)

At least this one is close to it’s release. The blockbuster spy thriller franchise features Xander Cage (Vin Diesel), an extreme athlete who became a government agent. In the upcoming movie, Cage will be going against the ultimate warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his men to recover a mysterious and powerful weapon called the Pandora’s Box. Cage will be working with his own unique group of people as well to unravel secrets in world governments.

Wonder woman (June 2)

Set during World War I, the movie finds Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) discovering her full powers and true destiny while fighting alongside soldiers during World War I.

“Avatar 2” (Dec. 21):

The long-awaited sequel to 2009’s “Avatar,” which follows the story of a hybrid human-alien species (Avatar) created to communicate with the indigenous Na’vis from the planet Pandora. Plot details for “Avatar 2” have yet to be announced.

‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ (June 23)

The Last Knight has Optimus Prime searching through the cosmos for the Quintessons, the beings believed to be responsible for the creation of the Transformers race. Meanwhile back at home, Wahlberg’s Cade Yeager will be facing a new alien threat that brings Lennox (and possibly Epps) back into duty.

‘THOR: RAGNAROK’ (Nov. 3)

Thor must face the Hulk in a gladiator match and save his people from the ruthless Hela.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES’ (May 26)

The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea – notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Benton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy.