Alien: Covenant Trailer Revels In Sex, Gore And Science Fiction
(Last Updated On: December 25, 2016)

Foreign alien worlds? Check. Sensual sex scene with a gory twist? Check. Xenomoprh bursting out of a guy’s back? Check. Sounds like a rocking good time for an aliens flick.

The general theme of the Alien: Covenant trailer feels more like the producers are saying “Here’s a throwback to a classic movie theme” rather than the trailer attempting to tell something new, original, unique or groundbreaking. If you were hoping for further explanations of the Engineers, you’re in for an awful surprise, as they seem to be pushed to the back burner for yet another kill-off team exploration crew on a seemingly doomed mission. Or at least that’s how the movie is portrayed in the rather nihilistic trailer that Fox recently pumped out. You can check it out below.

It doesn’t look anywhere near as taut as Prometheus, but maybe another trailer will make it feel a lot less contrived. The shower sex scene with the alien hinting at double penetration was hilarious, but also fits into the box of also feeling contrived. I was trying to think of a situation where a full grown-arse alien has burst out of somebody and yet two crew mates decide to run off together and sexy it up in the shower?

To the credit of the first two Alien films and Prometheus, they aimed to keep a lot of deaths within reasonable context, and opted for intellectual escalation, so the risks and the deaths made sense. Various characters seemed to bite the dust in the trailer above, but it was impossible to tell how far into the movie they took place due to the way the trailer was edited… and that’s not a very good thing.

Some fans of Aliens may not like this comparison I’m about to make… but based on the trailer above I was getting more vibes of Leviathan and Deep Space Six more than I was Aliens. That’s just me, though.

Anyway, Ridley Scott’s full-on return to the Xenomorph saga will take place in theaters starting May, 2017.


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  • I thought that a sequel to Prometheus was being made. This looks like a “wait for the DVD release” kind of movie.

  • Reaper of Salt

    Meh… better than Paul Feig’s Ghostbuster reboot I guess.

  • Mr Snow

    People make bad decisions in horror movies like having sex all the time tho 😛

    “It’s our last night on earth.” sorta thing.

  • Ebalosus

    Did somebody say “soft reboot”? Because this trailer screams (pun intended) of a soft reboot.

  • Horrorstorm

    Everything that’s gonna happen in the movie revealed in the trailer? Check.

  • LurkerJK

    I see they still refuse to wear a spacesuit in an unexplored planet with unknown plant life, unknown alien life and unknown pathogens

  • Gorgon

    Suddenly everybody love Prometheus so much and hate that this is an Alien movie. In this case listening to audience is counterproductive, it seems.

    • I never didn’t like Prometheus… I just wish they had done things to give us more of the Engineers and something a little less stereotypical in the crew all dying. I was one of the few fans hoping they would show a nod of the Engineers doing battle with Predators… and hoping we would get a threeway battle at some point between the Engineers, Predators and Aliens… but alas, they decided to go back to the basics and rehash the first Alien all over again.

      • Sevuz

        It’s hollywood dude. They rarely try something new (just look at star wars) and for some reason if they do, but the mainstream don’t like it (aka not enough butts in the seats and cash in the bank), they will go back to old used 1.000 time ideas with a new paint job.

    • Ebalosus

      At least Prometheus had an interesting conceit (ancient aliens that turn out to be malevolent), and despite flubbing said conceit upon execution, I’d much with have that than an Alien soft reboot that was filmed a few hours away from where I live.