The blurb:The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.
My rating: 4/5
Tagged: horror, science-fiction
Date I watched this movie 24/01/2016
What did I think?‘Alien’ set the bar for sci-fi and even horror films long after it was released. It’s always remained a very popular film which is quite unusual for movies in general to still be considered excellent over three decades since its release.
Ridley Scott’s direction of this film is excellent of course. The atmosphere built up during the events in this film are great, the acting works very well too, Sigourney Weaver doesn’t have a great presence in the film until the second half but she really makes up for it during the last hour. Other performances such as that of Veronica Cartwright are good but you can’t help but wonder why their character is included in the story at all.
The story is very interesting, when you first watch this film it can really shock you and can certainly make you jump on more than one occasion. However, because ‘Alien’ is so well-known and famous now, it will be difficult for someone not to have an idea about what it consists of so I guess not many people will find it as shocking as it was 30 years ago.
Nevertheless ‘Alien’ is still a very good film, it’s still scary in some parts and is considered to be an excellent film regardless of its now out-dated technology used.
Overall, I would highly recommend this film to anyone, if you’re a fan of science fiction or horror you should have already seen this film anyway but if you haven’t, watch it.
Add some terrific battle sequences, and you get a very welcome return to the greatness of Star Wars. Go and see it (but you already know you will). Take a friend or a family member. You’ll have a great time. Because that’s what these films are about when it comes down to it.
Overall, Force Awakens shows off some snazzy visual effects combined with a compelling story and great characters. It won’t disappoint.