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

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.

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.

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

guardians alien texts Photo via smashcuts/Imgur

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.

alien guardians texts Photo via smashcuts/Imgur

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

rocket raccoon alien poster Photo via shabzxd/Reddit

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

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor