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New Release Review: Alien: Covenant

The Alien franchise is truly one of ups and downs. Ridley Scott’s 1979 original, conceived as a haunted house movie in space, is a bona fide classic that transcends the genre. James Cameron’s Aliens cranked everything to 11 for a big action spectacle in 1986. The first two movies are both excellent in their own right and complement one another well; I would argue their place among the best back-to-back films in any series. Studio meddling is often cited for the decrease in quality in the next two installments in the saga, despite 1992’s Alien 3 having David Fincher in the director’s chair and 1997’s Alien: Resurrection having a script by Joss Whedon.

With the Alien universe dormant as star Sigourney Weaver moved on, the franchise devolved further with 2004’s Alien vs. Predator and 2007’s Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. Scott returned to the world he created more than three decades earlier with Prometheus in 2012. Rather than retconning the other filmmakers’ work, he opted to make a film that serves as a prequel to Alien but that can also stand on its own merits. With fan reaction divided, Scott attempts to right his wrongs with Alien: Covenant, a direct sequel to Prometheus that bridges the gap to Alien.

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It’s important to me that there are only two humans in the entire AvP franchise who’re Blooded. And they’re both WOC ❤️

Tag Game!

I was tagged by @missmendelsohn, thank you ! <3

~Name: Lara

~Nickname: I don’t really have one

~Height: 5′4

~Ethnicity: Caucasian

~Favourite fruits: Watermelon and Strawberry

~Favourite Season: Autumn 

~Favourite book(s): ASOIAF, The Thrawn Trilogy, The Silence of the Lambs, Les Mis, Hannibal, Harry Potter, etc.

~Favourite Flower(s): Roses

~Favourite animal(s): domestic Cats, big cats Lion, Tiger, etc.

~Favourite Beverage: Mint Tea

~Favourite fictional character(s): oh boy here we go. Han Solo, Leia Organa, Petyr Baelish, Tywin Lannister, Orson Krennic, Clarice Starling, Dana Scully, Sansa Stark, Hannibal Lecter, Danny Rayburn, Ellen Ripley, the Twelfth Doctor, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Rey, Javert, Bedelia Du Maurier, Jorah Mormont, Tony Stark…, etc.

~Number of blankets you sleep with: 0-1 cause It’s really hot at the moment

~Dream Trip: I want to go to Sydney 

~Blog created: 2. November 2013 (oh god it’s been a long time)

~Number of Followers: 2.375 And I still haven’t figured out how this happened

Tagging: @paulbenjamins , @orsonkraennic, @stripperanakin, @wilhuffs, @mendelsons, @daddyorsonkrennic and @mendhoe  (only if you want to do this of course)