Alien: Covenant has caused quite a stir since being announced. Sir Ridley Scott's first attempt at a prequel to his classic sci-fi/horror film Alien resulted in the highly divisive experience of Prometheus; just fans were ready to move on from that misstep (and onto Neil Blomkamp's sequel film, Alien 5) Scott reappeared with designs on Covenant.
It's been confusing as to how Alien: Covenant will both finish off the story started in Prometheus and bring things around to a proper tie-in with Alien, but we have gotten fun teases like Michael Fassbender playing two android characters in the film, and a new Xenomorph being revealed.
Still, fans are understandably skeptical and want to see more before they put their faith in Alien: Covenant. For initial impressions of the film, check out reactions from a footage preview event held in NYC recently.
What WE Say
Here's the official word from Comicbook.com's own, Brandon "BD" Davis!
Long clip from Alien: Covenant just played. Extremely, extremely violent. Action packed. Alien fans will love it. Then a teaser trailer.— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) December 8, 2016
JoBlo Editor-in-Chief Paul Shirley says Covenant is what fans wanted Prometheus to be!
/Film's Angie Han let's horror fans know that Alien: Covenant has the goods:
Well #AlienCovenant looks intense. Gory. Terrifying. Disgusting. Can't wait to see the rest of it— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) December 8, 2016
Vomit Seal of Approval
Apparently, Alien: Covenant is so gory and bloody, some viewers with weaker stomachs may have issues!
The Playlist says that Alien: Covenant captures that "throwback" feel of the first two films.
A New Ripley
Katherine Waterston may have played a meek girl in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but she'll be a classic Ridley Scott badass female lead in Alien: Covenant!
Apparently the word "Covenant" is no arbitrary title: Alien: Covenant story will involved a ship carrying a colony of humans to a new world. Needless to say, the journey does not go as planned!
Sounds as though Ridley Scott and screenwriters Jack Paglen (Transendence) and John Logan (Gladiator) have found a unique way to create real stakes for the doomed victims in Covenant:
Fandango breaks down just how much Alien: Covenant goodness they got to watch at the event.
Someone is going to need to explain to us what "Xenomorph Spawns" are - but they certainly sound terrifying.
The first #AlienCovenant footage is intense as hell. Lots of xenomorph spawns. Katherine Waterston and Amy Seimetz (!) are great.— Jordan Zakarin (@jordanzakarin) December 8, 2016
...So say we all!