what a jolly good movie. the jolliest of the year
A sci-fi horror, Alien is one of the few films that manages the hard task of attempting to be two genres at once, and actually being a good piece of cinema in either genre.
It's easy to tell that on paper Alien is not a huge deal. But when you have a historic director like Ridley Scott, you can be sure that the film will be a wonderful experience. Scott's direction in this movie is phenomenal, as he manages to…
"This is a game. All of this is for you. You're not investigating anything. You're a fucking rat in a maze."
Just a few days after reading the original novel, which is amazing by the way, I can happily say that the movie is even greater.
The whole concept of a island used to treat and study clinically insane inmates, whilst being a metaphor for how alone and detached we they are from ordinary society, makes for the perfect setting…