Alien: Covenant has been released and I must say that I quite enjoyed it. I wasn’t a huge fan of Prometheus, therefore wasn’t too stocked about seeing this movie. However, I was delightfully surprised.

The movie was directed by Ridley Scott and stars Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, Katherine Waterston, and Danny McBride. Yes, you read that correctly, Danny McBride, the guy from Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express, and Hot Rod is in a Ridley Scott horror, thriller film. He was fantastic in this role as well. All of the actors were great but I was expecting that from them. I was most impressed with Danny McBride and his ability to show a wide range of emotions. I almost forgot it was him while watching the movie.

As it is a Ridley Scott film, you can expect amazing cinematography, amazing backdrops, and awesome costumes. I especially loved the spacesuit they used when in outer space. It was very different than other suits we are used to seeing in sci-fi films and was a welcome change. It just looked so cool.

Also, there wasn’t a lot of CGI used in making this film and was crazy to find out that most of the aliens were actual people in costumes. They were terrifying but amazing at the same time.

If you are trying to find a movie to watch this week, I highly recommend Alien: Covenant. Especially if you are a fan of the franchise. If you have watched it, let me know what you thought!