SWAB Review: Alien: Covenant

In my opinion, this movie is decent but could’ve been great.  Good sci-fi can ask questions about our society and this movie has a narrative about AI becoming self-aware and operating in interests vastly different than that of it’s creators. But it’s ultimately unsatisfying. It’s presented that David understands the “limitations” of his creator.  He is essentially a narcissist, in love with his ability to creates (and destroy) with fragments of a back story. The “good guys,” the settlers are characters I find myself not caring about.  They are merely props to be eliminated. Sigourney Weaver, while not being a likeable character with her hard-as-nails persona was who I was routing for.  The characters in this movie left me with no such investment.  Pretty good but not a must see…

Here’s an interesting article:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/alien-covenant-david-kills-engineers-walter-flute-scene-explained-1005974

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