"A L I E N" - The Movie
When I first saw this movie, I did not know what to expect. I was 13 at the time when my sister took us to see it. I had not seen the movie trailer and so I had no idea what the ALIEN looked like. All I remember seeing was the simple movie poster outside of the theater. The title "A L I E N" above the mysterious egg holding some sort of entity....as if warning you not to wait and see what might lurk within the shadows and darkness in space.
That was a plus for me as I found it be mysterious, unexpected, and a very awesome movie. As a result, I have become a big fan of the "ALIEN" movie series since then. Towards the end of the movie it becomes very intense and nerve wracking. A hyperventilating rush, this movie delivers !
From the very start of the movie, I enjoyed the slow moving pace as the movie presented itself creating the atmosphere of being in space. The title... A L I E N... slowly appearing onto the screen in a quiet space like eerie manner. It goes well with the hook sentence, "In space no one can hear you scream" !
The movie then begins with a crew aboard a commercial towing ship, the Nostromo with each member waking up, and eating breakfast while talking politics regarding their duties and about their job requirements and paychecks and bonuses if they do get any. Soon after that, they begin to pick up on a mysterious signal of unknown origin coming from a nearby planetoid. Was it a distress call or warning?
They could only find out after they investigate. Investigate they did and as a result they landed and found themselves entering a vast chamber inside a derelict alien spacecraft. Inside this chamber you find yourself in the mind and artistic world of a place where only H.G. Giger can take you whose talent had a part in creating this SCI-FI Horror movie. Everything seen here is of his creative ideas.
From then on the movie takes on a terrifying turn resulting in a chain of events where each crew member's lives are put at stake as they unwisely bring the alien along with them on board in a predicament from which extrication becomes difficult.
One thing I really appreciated was the complexity and thought put out in the evolution and creation made by the artist H.G. Giger who had created the ALIEN through his artwork and drawings. A work of art in every detail with purpose. A perfect creation indeed I thought as I read in magazines that had gone into details and purpose along with what it can or cannot do as if I was reading about an insect or creature in a National Geographic magazine. It even became believable to me as I actually began to think that it just might be possible that an alien such as this seen in the movie could actually exist in a very distant part of the galaxy somewhere beyond where no one CAN hear you scream.
I am so glad that the ALIEN didn't look like E.T or something out of the typical UFO documentaries you see on TV as having a huge head with big funny shaped eyes and long fingers arriving in a flying saucer. This movie is a "Must See Movie Classic" along with the sequel... "ALIENS" !!!
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