Updated: Aug 4, 2021
First of all, you have to see Prometheus(2012) beforehand. David's plot line is pretty confusing audiences with Walter's one. In other words, the audience cannot tell which one is David or Walter smoothly. This is the biggest issue of this film positively and negatively. In the 21st century, the good is weaker than the evil like in this film. The story starts when the new captain takes initiative to distract the planed course of colonial voyage. They are forced to go to an unknown planet where evil David and his creatures are waiting for the victims. It's narratively everything about it. Daniels is our generation's Ripley. She is also doomed to the tragedy after she defeats aliens. Furthermore, Bishop-like Walter is gone, there is the worst and most intelligent android David. This is a typical character of successful people who deceive others for their own cause not for social justice.
Alien embodies inner corporate politics of today. You can see Covenant as your company, then you can more clearly understand the core thought behind this story. It is not about outer space or ancient era at all. This franchise was originally created from "Planet of the Vampires"(1965) which directed by father of Italian Horror film, Mario Bava. Creatures are different but its plots and the space shuttle are resembled. Mario Bava's contribution and influence are huge on this Hollywood horror franchises.
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