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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…
It's incredible to me how well this film has held up purely on aesthetic alone. The production value and set design are beyond any form of words I could ever come up with. For something that came out nearly 40 years ago, it still holds more pleasing visuals than the average popcorn flick.
As for the film itself, I'll be quite honest, I expected it like it a lot less than I actually did. I always heard around town (town in this case being the internet) that this movie was incredibly slow and nothing really happens in it and in others that it was the greatest thing since the discovery of sex.
I expected to fall under the former category…
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…
"Whoa, it's got another mouth inside of its mouth?!" said my nephew, watching ALIEN tonight for the first time.
tag urself i'm either the cat that fucks everything up or the baby alien that explodes out of john hurt & then immediately starts screeching
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
oh shit everybody is dead
Isolation. Xenomprphs. The best trailer and tag line of all time.
I spent years fearing this film. A friend of the family once told my older siblings to watch this movie only after they weren't afraid of the dark anymore. I always thought he meant that it would make them afraid of the dark again. I think he actually meant that you could actually appreciate this film once you weren't afraid of your childhood fears anymore.
This film is suspenseful, not scary. It can be gruesome but it is more than anything one of the best ski-fi films I have seen.
For a movie so deeply dedicated to the horrors of the creature that gives it its name, it's a wonderful surprise to see it so interested in the horrors of the very human structure of capitalism. A crew of working-class people (one of the only of its kind in sci-fi) is sold out by its bosses in the name of "science" and "exploration", which is the euphemism of choice for the military-industrial complex. There's an inhuman agent amongst the crew set up by the corporation to forward its motives, and his last scene is a slam-dunk, in two lines depicting both the disgusting tendency of valuing tenacity in a monster ("I admire its purity" is reminescent of Arthur…
When a B-Movie becomes a masterpiece
dt. - vod.
Quando comecei a assistir mais filmes eu precisava de um caminho pra seguir e caí de cabeça em um monte…
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…