Alien: Covenant (2017) Review

The second Alien prequel arrived in the cinema five years after Prometheus; the first prequel that ended up having a very mixed reception from general critics and Alien fans alike. As pre-production ramped up on Alien: Covenant, rumours centred aroundĀ  Noomi Rapace not beingĀ  in the sequel, and that story was all but confirmed as production began. However, during filming it was eventually revealed that she would be back, but clearly Dr Elizabeth Shaw wasn’t going to be a major character in the plot. Then, as filming progressed we got to see the first publicity shot of lead actor Katherine Waterston looking very Ripley-esque in a vest and holding what looked like a gun in her lap at the end of a spaceship corridor.