Alien (1979)


Movie Review

Every second of this movie gives me the shivers. Even in the slow moving first half the atmosphere is so ominous and creepy and the acting so excellent that I’m never bored. The movie builds up the tension so masterfully you’re on the edge of your seat all the time. I’ve heard some people say that the effects are dated to which I will answer: No not really. The monster is a man in a suit with some mechanics in the head and while there are a few shots where it’s movements seem a little stiff we rarely see it and when we do it’s only for a short duration and it actually in many ways looks more real than most CGI creatures of today. The artwork and design is one of the reasons this movie holds up so well to me.

Alien (1979)

R | 1h 57min

Synopsis: After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform.

Directors: Ridley Scott

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt