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Is 'Alien: Covenant' A Feminist Film Or An Insult To Women?

Is 'Alien: Covenant' A Feminist Film Or An Insult To Women?

Unlike Prometheus, which loosely tried to reference Alien, Covenant fully embraces its place in the franchise, and has several callbacks to behind-the-scenes elements.

"Alien: Covenant", a new installment in Ridley Scott's sci-fi series, opened as the top film in North American theaters, unseating "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" after a two-week run as No. 1. That also puts it withing striking distance of the original Guardians of the Galaxy's $3.33 million lifetime total in less than a month since opening.

From the cast of "Alien: Convenant", actress Katherine Waterson arrives on the red carpet ahead of Sir Ridley Scott's Hand and Footprint ceremony in front of the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, on May 17, 2017. While past films have kept them in the shadows, building the tension by focusing on the victims as they haplessly scramble to survive, "Alien: Covenant" brings the beasts into the light, showing off their formidable speed and power in the face of brutal firefights. Diehard fans of the franchise will always want to know more about the mythology, but they may find themselves yearning for the blissful ignorance that allowed the earlier films to be more frightening.

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"Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" provided a solid launch to the summer movie season, with more than $300 million in domestic ticket sales so far, Dergarabedian said, although overall grosses are running about 10 percent behind last summer's totals. Despite comedies doing well at the summer box office, Snatched may not have much staying power, seeing as how audiences gave the film a B on CinemaScore, a lower grade than Trainwreck (A- on CinemaScore) earned. Seeing as the world in Covenant seems different from the one we see in Prometheus, it's safe to say Shaw and David found what they were looking for.

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Everything, Everything debuted at No. 3 with $12 million from 2,801 locations. At least "Alien: Covenant" wasn't overlooked like last weekend's "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword". The "Star Wars" films (including special editions and re-issues) have earned $7.7 billion worldwide.

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