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Alien (1979)

Updated on February 6, 2013

Alien

Producers: Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill, Ivor Powell, Ronald Shusett

Director: Ridley Scott

Writers: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto, Bolaji Badejo, Helen Horton, Eddie Powell

Synopsis: The crew of a commercial deep space mining ship, investigating a suspected S.O.S., lands on a distant planet and discovers a nest of strange eggs.

MPAA Rating: R for intense scenes throughout, and suggestive themes.


In space...nobody can hear you scream...

Even though films have evolved over the years, "Alien" still reigns as one of the best science fiction movies of all time. Even by today's standards, the visual effects are still great, but that wasn't what made the original movie such a classic.

No, it was slow tension build up in the story, along with the eerily creepy environments; which added to the horror. Not to mention the fact that it featured arguably some of the most creative alien creatures designs that has ever graced the big screen.

"Alien" follows a commercial deep mining ship that's on it's way home, after a successful mission. Upon their travels, they come across what looks to be a distress call. However, it's revealed later that the distress call is actually a warning to all those space travelers out there to stay away from the planet.

But from what? What could this threat be that would cause such a warning to begin with? As the film builds up, it turns out they may be in for more than what they bargained for, as a sinister unknown threat lurks in the shadows. The mysterious threat preys upon them, as the crew soon finds themselves in a desperate struggle for survival.

To make matters worse, one of their crew members isn't all he appears to be, as it seems they may not even be able to trust someone among themselves; hence adding to the drama that's already has the viewer warped into it's intricate tale of suspense.

As they soon find out, the traitor among them is working for the military that wants the crew to risk their lives taking home an alien, whom they believe could prove to be useful weapon for the military. However, they soon come to find out that may be easier said, than done. Now, with time running out, the crew must band together to find, and destroy this sinister alien threat once and all; before the alien kills them.

Will they be able to destroy this "Alien" creature before it's too late? Will this traitor among them reveal themselves, or be found? Or will this traitor end up dooming them all? Or perhaps they're only prolonging their inevitable fate? As the movie posters are quick to point out that in space, nobody can hear you scream....

For those that have never seen "Alien" before, then they're definitely missing out on a classic science fiction horror movie that'll not impress it's viewers with arguably some of the best visual effects you'll find in the genre, but a story arc that'll stick with the viewer long after it ends.

"Alien" is a classic example of science fiction horror at it's finest, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Granted, the film can be a bit gory at times, but it's a lot of fun to watch. Sigourney Weaver plays the heroic Ripley to perfection. Although she doesn't say much throughout most of the film, she emits a strong presence; where she not only comes off as a tough no nonsense girl, but she also still manages to come off soft enough, to where we can still relate to her on some level.

Like Arnold Schwarzenegger for the "Terminator" franchise, Sigourney doesn't need to say much to carry the film, as her presence alone pretty much carries the movie. Add that in with a great story, captivating visual effects, an eerily creepy environment, and arguably one of the most creative alien designs in cinematic history, then it's easy to see why this movie is such a treat to watch.

Although if you're not into science fiction movies in general, then I doubt "Alien" will convert you, as you have to be into this genre to like it. However, if you are a huge science fiction fan, or even a horror fan, then you might find this movie to quite enjoyable.

Not only is it highly entertaining, but it keeps audiences at the edge of their seat from beginning to end. It's definitely a must see for any science fiction and/or horror fan out there, as I definitely recommend it. If you haven't seen it already, then go check it out, as it's worth looking at with a rating of four out of four.


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