Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship 'Covenant' discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world—which has a sole inhabitant: the 'synthetic', David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
As in many horror-science fiction movies, the characters are acting beyond logic, in a very stupid matter. They shoot at things at the wrong places, they fell on the same place, close or open the wrong doors, don't suspect anything. If those characters are the best from the Earth, I don't want to imagine how the rest of the population left on the Earth is like...
Would you expect to see the alien creature in broad daylight? Well, "Alien: Covenant" has done it. The alien xenomorph, or whatever fancy name you want to give it, was supposed to be scary, so scary that you actually wouldn't see if often. That's the all point.
In "Alien: Covenant", the creature can be seen from every angle, running around like a dog chasing a ball. Level of scariness? Zero.
The character of David, played by Michael Fassbender, is do overyl dull that it is difficult to watch him narrates his philosophical mumbo-jumbo about kings and stars and experiences.
Suddenly, by revealing how the creatures are born, the world of Alien is no longer a mystery. It reminds me of "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace", when we start to learn about the midi-chlorians. Go watch this film if you don't know what I'm talking about.
For those three main reasons (oh, and the characters are dull, did I mention that?), I give this film a 2. It is bad.