Just came back from watching Alien: Covenant and 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, as I just 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. They weren’t quite 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.
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.