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Here's the synopsis of "Alien: Covenant," per IMDB.

The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

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Boston Globe's film critic Ty Burr is among the moviegoers calling "Covenant" the third-best entry. Here's why.

Scott’s direction is muscular and assured — he has nothing left to prove, really — and the screenplay by a quartet of writers folds in its Big Ideas more naturally than in “Prometheus.” Those ideas are often disturbing. If, as these new “Alien” movies posit, we humans were created by a superior race and have gone on to create a superior race in the androids, where does that leave us? Stuck in the middle? Snacks for ET? Are we even worth saving? At moments, “Alien: Covenant” dips into a nihilism that seems not of the characters’ time but our own.
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But famous film critic Leonard Maltin writes "Covenant" doesn't live up to the hype or Scott's previous masterpieces.

It is basically a retread of what we’ve seen before…not only in Ridley Scott’s original Alien but his most recent prequel, Prometheus. 
Alien: Covenant is well-made and never dull, but you can learn all the exposition you need from the trailer. And if you’re a wimp, like me, and jump at every gooey attack, you may tire of the repetition fairly soon.
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