All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
In space no one can hear you scream.
During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.
Sir Ridley Scott's epic atmospheric horror chiller space adventure set aboard the Nostromo that features a cast of memorable characters including a badass captain, a pair of wise cracking mechanics, a unique doctor of science, an unlikely heroine, and an alien creature thingy that likes to pop out at the craziest times. Deep sleep. Dallas's beard. Distress call. You would think spaceships would have bigger computer screens? The way John Hurt holds a cigarette. Parker's headband. Brett's Hawaiian shirt. Lambert's messy hair. Ash's facial expressions. Can you run in a spacesuit? Brett and Parker are my motherfuckers. Harry Dean Stanton's cigarette lighter. Ripley's sneakers. A pussycat who meows that I actually like. Fuck! The special effects are light years ahead…
I can't stay away. Every few months, I find myself called back to the Nostromo to try and figure out what it is about Alien that makes it so perfectly immersive and enjoyable. I haven't come close to being able to definitively state it yet, since Scott and crew do so many marvelous things here, but for this rewatch I focused on a few things that make Alien stand up so high among not only the rest of its sequels, but of a majority of sci-fi, past and present.
Who's on First?
Probably the most fascinating thing about this watch was realizing that Ellen Ripley does not become the primary protagonist until after the hour mark - more than halfway…
One of the most original, suspenseful & terrifying films you're ever going to come across, Ridley Scott's breakthrough feature is a masterful blend of imagination, art direction, set design, special effects, unsettling score, perfect cast, terrific performances & quality narration and is an extraordinary achievement in the genre of both horror & science-fiction which today is universally hailed as one of the greatest motion pictures of all time.
Alien follows a seven members crew en-route to Earth on board a huge commercial ship when their journey is interrupted by what appears to be a distress signal from a desolate planet. The crew lands to investigate but discovers a deadly life form which breeds within a human host. And so begins the horror... the…
Alien is everything.
Throughout my years as a film-fan, mainly unconsciously, I've searched for another Alien. A film that combines story, character, pacing, effects, cinematography, soundtrack, and direction of a mountainous order into something tangible and real. Films have come close, don't get me wrong, but nothing has touched the cinematic perfection of Ridley Scott's horrific masterwork. Even though Alien has already been made and revered for so long, I still kinda hope, within the realms of my cinephile mindset, that a film will eventually be made that will match Alien.
That won't happen.
Alien, from the first chilling frames, grabs your throat and doesn't let go. Jerry Goldsmith's twisty score and the slowly forming credits immediately set the…
Ash, that transmission... Mother's deciphered part of it. It doesn't look like an S.O.S.
When you get right down to it, Alien is a "B Movie" made with "Triple A Movie" sensibilities. The story in one broad stroke is a crew of people on a ship getting killed off one at a time by a creature. A story doesn't get more "B Movie" then that. I think the problem ended up being that every single person involved with the film wasn't interested in making a "B Movie".
I'm tempted to describe so many things about this movie with the word "genius", and I still feel that way after watching it yet again for the umpteenth time. Everything that expands…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
“I admire its purity. A survivor, unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.”
The future is a terrifying, unknown place. Not because we expect it to be radically different from today, but because we expect it to be littered with today’s problems in ways we can’t anticipate and may not be fully equipped to combat. Technological advancement continues apace—but will it one day outpace us? Will we be able to control it, or will it develop (or, perhaps worse, be controlled by those possessing) ulterior motives? Corporate conglomeration yields lower prices and efficiencies of scale—while also yielding behemoths markedly unencumbered by any organic ethical constraints. Will we be able to keep these massive entities in check? Science is constantly…
This stands out as a truly great film that happens to be made by Ridley Scott. I don't know if you remember the 80's, but you can imagine we were all pretty excited when a Ridley Scott film was about to emerge. For the first half of the 80's that was true. From then on it has been a bumpy ride...
Probably the best movie of all time.
Simply one of the most legendary films in cinematic history, let alone the last 50 years, Alien perfects suspenseful horror and does so much more with the material given than was necessary, thanks in part to H.R. Giger's brilliantly chilling creature design
After playing Alien Isolation, re-watching this for the umpteenth time is a real treat.
fuck aliens, james cameron can suck shit
Alien is one of the classics that doesn't fade with time. Some special effects and CGI have become a little laughable, but Scott's suspenseful masterpiece stands up for itself after almost 40 years.
I saw Alien for the first time several years ago and have since managed to forget most of the details beyond the stand-out alien-based scenes, which made watching again this time a great experience. It even managed to make me jump on a couple of occasions.
Really loved this.
It's such a minute scene but I really loved when a certain character dies off screen, you hear the scream, then complete silence. You didn't even see the death happen and I don't know why but that was just really awesome to me.
Masterclass stark science fiction. Two years prior to its release, George Lucas reinvigorated the genre with Star Wars, a rousing adventure set in a clearly lived in universe. Alien presents the more blue collar side of that concept, populating this dingy and messy ship with average joes, elegantly displayed through the methodical yet captivating shots of the ship slugging through space to sell the isolation. These characters aren't scientists or smugglers. They're space truckers, simply attempting to deliver cargo from one planet to another to get paid. It's not glamorous, but it makes them far more relatable due to simplistically affirming costume design and down to earth performances. This relatable nature makes their complete ineffectiveness against the titular space threat all the more terrifying as you place yourself in their shoes... even if my own shoes wouldn't go back for that damn cat.
Riscando mais um da minha lista de filmes obrigatórios e porra... que filmaço, hein? Muito, muito, muito bom mesmo!
O meu preconceito besta me afasta de filmes de ficção científica mas assistir Alien só prova que filme bom é filme bom, independente de gênero.
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…