“Alien Covenant” Gets An Honest Trailer

The guys at Honest Trailers have taken their examination to Ridley Scott’s “Alien Covenant,” this Summer’s return to the “Alien” franchise that ended up being something of an odd duck.

Combining some of the loftier sci-fi philosophy of “Prometheus” with the more slasher trope formula of the original “Alien” films, the film doesn’t quite work as either. Yet it boasts some glorious style and interesting exploration of larger themes even amidst some idiotic character decisions and muddled storytelling.

With a production budget of $97 million, the film ultimately grossed $233 million worldwide – a disappointing result that suggests the franchise is done for a few years until someone reboots it again.