The best film about the Apocalypse, a film I go to every so often to check if it still gets under my skin and it does every time.
Imaginative, violent, cathartic, experimental this movie is everything you will ever want animation and film to be, the only problem is that it is the conclusion to a 26 episode television series that the film will make no sense without having watched it.
Well worth the effort put in though, series and movie get better each and every time.
While full of a bunch of cool bits, it doesn't ever exceed the quality of its major influences or bring anything new to the table, therefore it is a cool derivative movie that is still nice that it came out in cinemas.
The small screen and lack of being closed in a theater did impact this movie unfavorably too.
Not a Science Fiction film with horror elements or a horror film with science fiction ones. This is the one that walks right down the middle and is complete it is 100% both genres at the same time and all of the time.
The movie is the same as the definition given to the Alien within the film. "You still don't understand what you're dealing with, do you? Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility."