The Morning Watch: In Defense Of 'Alien: Covenant', The Making Of 'Tucci Gang' On 'SNL' & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, listen to a convincing defense of Ridley Scott's most recent sci-fi sequel, Alien: Covenant. Plus, go behind the scenes of Chris Hemsworth's new war drama 12 Strong, and see how Saturday Night Live created the vibrant music video for their music video sketch all about Stanley Tucci.

Plenty of people weren't impressed with last summer's sci-fi sequel Alien: Covenant. If you're one of them, maybe an explanation of some of the deeper thematic elements of the film and a passionate defense of the film from frequent video essay creator Patrick (H) Willems will change your mind. Or maybe it won't. There's only one way to find out.

If you're a fan of Chris Hemsworth and war dramas, then this 12 Strong featurette will be today's jackpot for you. The video dives into the true story of the film that takes place in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Fans hose favorite version of Chris Hemsworth is looking tough and dirty will get their fill.

Finally, Pete Davidson talks about how Saturday Night Live created their music video parody "Tucci Gang" inspired by the real music video for Lil' Pump's "Gucci Gang" music video. What's impressive is how loyal they were to the original music video. But what's a shame is that Stanley Tucci was in London and couldn't make an appearance other than via video.