Alien Covenant: The Prequel Movies Create a Major Plot Hole

Neomorph from Alien Covenant and the derelict from Alien

Spoilers for Alien: Covenant.

For all its R-rated horror, Alien: Covenant is really about answering big questions – from the peak of modern existentialism, to the fundamentals of the Alien franchise. These two focuses are married beautifully with Ridley Scott finally revealing how the xenomorph was created, although within that he creates a pretty major franchise plot hole.

This isn’t new in the prequel enterprise. Prometheus was criticized upon release for a variety of plot holes and illogical elements, although in that instance most of the problems (dumb characters for one) were isolated to the individual movie – it was simply too far …

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