Is Ridley Scott’s eagerly anticipated latest contribution to the Alien franchise a return to form? Or just another bug hunt?

Alien: Covenant’s strongest improvement on its predecessor is simple narrative coherence. The plot – the colonisation mission of the Covenant is waylaid by an accident and the promise of a closer, more hospitable planet – is a much cleaner sell than Prometheus’ convoluted ramblings about the origins of life. And though an overstuffed cast get limited characterisation, for the most part everyone acts like a rational human being.

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