I loved Prometheus
so I was stoked for Covenant
. Unfortunately I was very disappointed. There's plenty of gore but this time around it felt by-the-numbers to me. Very predictable, too. *** Spoiler Alert! *** There couldn't a single person in the theater that didn't see the "twist" David/Walter switch coming.
The events of the film could have only occurred if every intelligent, highly trained astronaut chose the stupidest possible option at every turn- David's machinations required the most gullible rubes in the galaxy, and unfortunately he found them in the crew of the Covenant.
The cast was good, the effects were nice and the creatures were okay (although a bit unimaginative this time; could they find nothing to add or expand upon with Giger's original nightmares?) but to me it fell flat.
Not recommended, and I'm not even sure I'll watch the next installment if there is one. YMMV or course.