I remember watching Alien in the theatres in 1979 with a co-worker of mine. I loved the suspense. He spent most of the movie pulling on my arm and saying, "Let's go."
Over the years, I've seen the other installments and thoroughly enjoyed them. These movies were my first exposure to Sigourney Weaver and I really liked having a female hero in a Sci-Fi story. In 1979 this was not the norm.
When I first watched Prometheus, I was unaware that it was part of the series. The ending where the alien is revealed was a surprise to me and I was a little put off by it. Really? After all this you're going to try to tie this in to Alien? hmmmm Although the synthetic human, David, should have been a clue.
Alien: Covenant provides the link between Prometheus and the remainder of the Alien movies. We learn what happened to David and Elizabeth Shaw, the only survivors of the Prometheus expidition. We also learn that the real monster may not be the alien at all.
I tend to love Ridley Scott movies and this one does not disappoint. Good action, suspense, and alien effects wrapped up in a good story line. Worth seeing on the big screen.
I spend more time than I like to admit on NetFlix and other services. When I can't sleep or am too exhausted to even think, I pop on the TV. As do most people, I have some definite opinions about entertainment offerings on cable, NetFlix, VuDu, and in theatres. If you're interested, read on....