Just came back from watching Alien: Covenant. It wasn’t neither as thrilling nor as scary as I thought it would be.
It’s strange. When watching Alien and Aliens as a kid in the 80s, on TV, the Xenomorphs scared the hell out of me. Just a hint of any making an appearance would sent me scrambling for cushions and Mr. Cat to hide behind. Today, just as I did so a few hours ago, I cheer whenever one comes on screen. In fact, I got to say that I was a little disappointed with the ones in Covenant, called Neomorphs and Protomorphs and whatever. Not only were they not as beastly as I hoped they would be, none would have lasted five minutes with Ripley. They certainly also do not hold any candles to her Majesty, the Queen Bitch of the immaculate tail.
But oh well, I suppose these are yet the fully developed ones. Technically, the movie doesn’t even consider them as proper Xenomorphs. Long way more, down the evolution route.