I really, really like this recently released clip from Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant because it seems–with good reason–to assume that most viewers are already familiar with the xenomorphs and instead spends its time developing the human characters.
And there’s more character development in the just over four minute scene than in some entire movies, which is pleasing.
And the ‘shout-out’ to Scott’s original–which starts around 2:47–is a lot of fun and pretty cheeky.
Though what’s not so pleasant to me is the appearance of James Franco, that felt a little bit out of place for me.
And I readily admit that I have no particularly valid reason why I feel that way.
Alien: Covenant Red Band Trailer