This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Watched the theatrical cut. Kind of a slog for the middle hour, but worth it for the last 10 or 15 minutes.
Ripely cradling the alien feels laughable and genius and cheesy and deep and kind of pretentious.
I had never made it this far before and I’m so glad it wasn’t spoiled. What a moment of pure joy/bewilderment as a film watcher.