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Girl gets horrible surprise when she confuses ‘Alien: Covenant’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

This poor girl spent 'Alien: Covenant' expecting Rocket Raccoon to show up.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published May 25, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 1:16 pm CDT

You’d think it’s impossible to confuse Alien: Covenant and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. They’re both space movies, but that’s where the similarities end. One is a PG-13 action-comedy about a team of quirky criminals; the other is a gory horror movie with unsettling sexual overtones.

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Unfortunately, at least one person managed to mistake one movie for the other. And they did it in the worst way: attending a terrifying Alien screening instead of the more family-friendly Marvel option.

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The story went viral on Reddit, after Imgur user smashcuts shared this text conversation with their sister Emily.

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Unless these screencaps are a very specific kind of hoax, someone actually spent an entire Alien movie expecting Rocket Raccoon to show up and save the day.

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This scenario was so fascinating, it inspired Redditor shabzxd to make a poster for that imaginary Rocket Raccoon/Alien crossover.

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Photo via shabzxd/Reddit

In a world where Archie vs. Predator is a real thing, why not Alien vs. Rocket Raccoon?

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*First Published: May 25, 2017, 8:22 am CDT