Alien: Covenant is the latest entry in the long running and iconic Alien series, and the third to be directed by the franchise’s originator Ridley Scott. With Scott at the helm it should have been safe to assume a return to the early glory days of the franchise but alas, Alien Covenant is another example of Hollywood turning on its recycling machine and punching out a film that re-uses structure, plots and scenes taken from earlier films to deliver a familiar but very bland film. If Ridley Scott cannot make something fresh in a Hollywood environment with material that has worked so well in the past, can great films be made in Hollywood any more? Steve and Ben discuss Alien: Covenant and the issues with the film, including their love of the franchise and disappointment at where this latest entry has placed the franchise.

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