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You would think this would be something Scott would be keen to correct in his followup, yet while nobody pokes alien snakes with sticks this time out, the characters of Alien: Cov- enant make some truly non- sensical decisions. At times it’s laughable - a couple makes out in the shower as romantic soul music plays, despite having just learned of the massacre of most of their friends - but it’s usually just irritating, particularly in the case of the not so twist ending, which relies on the surviving crew members ignoring a pos- sibility so glaringly obvious only an absolute moron could over- look it. Prominent among the over- stuffed cast of Alien: Covenant is comic actor Danny McBride. Surprisingly, he’s currently pen- ning a screenplay for a reboot of another beleaguered franchise - Halloween. Fans of that series will be hoping McBride learns from Scott’s mistakes. w Alien: Covenant 2 stars out of 5 Directed by: Ridley Scott Starring: Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, Katherine Waterston, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, James Franco, Guy Pearce NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 29