Alien: Covenant Is the Best Installment Since Aliens


Well, at least now it’s all sorted out. When the director Ridley Scott released Prometheus in 2012, he was strangely reticent on the question of whether it was a prequel to the famed Alienfranchise, maintaining only that “the keen fan will recognize strands of Alien’s DNA.” It was a silly claim then—Prometheus was obviously a prequel to Alien—and now even that odd little bit of obfuscation has been laid to rest. That’s because Scott’s latest, Alien: Covenant, is quite explicitly both a sequel to Prometheus and a prequel to Alien, so by the transitive property—you get the idea.

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