Amazing performance from Hanks, but the movie just does not hold up to what I remember.
This was my first viewing of Alien, a classic that, somehow, has escaped me all these years. I was familiar with the concepts and the overarching plot, but this all felt very fresh to me.
But, overall, I thought the movie was really slow in parts. Much of the building of ambiance was nice, but overall I was a little bit bored. Long shots down corridors didn't do much for me, and the dialog wasn't that "instant classic quotable" of…