Sunday, May 14, 2017


Alien is directed by Ridley Scott and stars Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Yaphet Kotto. The plot of the movie is after a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, it's landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.    I saw Alien for the first time about a year ago and I found it to be boring. The trailers for Alien: Covenant do look very good, so I thought maybe I should watch Alien again. I am so glad I did this is a fantastic movie. I don't have to tell you guys that Alien is a revolutionary movie from a special effects standpoint from a concept standpoint this movie lets us know that so much could be done on film.  Ridley Scott's direction and the editing of his sequences are so suspenseful you feel like you are on this ship.  The set design is wonderful this is one of the coolest looking movie ships of all time. The crew itself is very well realized you get the sense of how everyone works together. You have Ash who is the science officer, Parker and Brett are the mechanics, and Dallas is the captain. It's easy to understand how the ship operates everything makes sense it's not just a really fun science fiction movie that has a monster.      You can tell that Ridley Scott and the writers were trying to make a world that felt like it could work. It wasn't just about this creature or special effects this was a real lived-in universe even though you see just a small part of it.  That's something else that I love I adore contained suspense horror.  Something else that this movie did which is difficult to do is not have a clear-cut protagonist for some time. You don't really know who the lead is until Sigourney Weaver steps up halfway through until then the crew itself is the protagonist.    Now I'm going to get into the alien creature itself the Xenomorph. The chest-burster scene is iconic. I'm sure most of you know this, but the actors did not know what was going to happen so the reaction when that happens is genuine. The design of the Xenomorph is probably my favorite design for any alien in a film which is really sad that nothing has topped this and we've seen a lot of different alien films ever since.   The film is so suspenseful and there is pretty much no time to relax.  5 out of 5 stars for Alien. I hope you enjoyed my review.

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