Alien: Covenant - where does the franchise go next?

Prometheus was billed as a prequel to Alien, but it was also a huge departure from that 1979 classic. Where Alien was a streamlined space horror - a ship, a monster, a small and rapidly diminishing crew - Prometheus opened up the franchise's vistas. What was dark and interior became bright and largely exterior; the story of one monster became the story of humanity's origins. In the place of pure astral terror, Prometheus aimed to ask Big Questions: where the Alien came from, where we came from, our species' innate need for religion, meaning and purpose.

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Published at May 15, 2017

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