If you’re heading into Covenant expecting a stripped back, return to roots Alien experience, you’re in for a disappointment. It is, however, a massive improvement on director Ridley Scott’s previous entry in the franchise, Prometheus – even though it still finds itself hanging onto that film’s coattails.
“You’re about to enter the Animus. What you’re about to see, hear and feel are the memories of your ancestor, who has been dead for five hundred years.”
Tom and Isabel (Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander) are faced with the most difficult of decisions. A conflict between what is right, and what they desire above all else. It’s a struggle which will ultimately ask much of the character’s moral compasses.
After the stylish, swinging ’60s romp of First Class, and the time travelling, groovy ’70s/futuristic mix of the franchise reinventing Days of Future Past, the X-Men are off to the ’80s for Apocalypse….and they haven’t aged a day over three decades it seems.
“Big things have small beginnings.”
“That kid was a wonder. He saw things differently. To him, we were in a land of hope and good will.”
“By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.”
The first batch of images for the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse have been released over at Entertainment Weekly, and the famous mutant team are looking decidedly 80s. Following on from the swinging 60s of First Class and the groovy 70s of Days of Future Past, Bryan Singer wraps up the X-Men prequel trilogy with Apocalypse, set in the…