Alien

1979

Action / Horror / Sci-Fi

440
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 97%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 94%
IMDb Rating 8.5 10 668107

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John Hurt as Kane
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Reviewed by ivo-cobra8 10 / 10

One of the best classic sci-fi horror films of all time - A masterpiece

A masterpiece one of the best classic sci-fi horror films from the 70's I have ever saw and experience. The first time I saw this film was in the 97 when I was 13 years old because this film was so popular that time and even today people talk's about it. Watching the first time this film I must say I loved it. I love this film to death of all the sci-fi films today this one is the best one and beats them all. This is the real science fiction film about "extraterrestrial life form" it is interesting, brilliant about time in the space and life form that want's to whip whole humanity out. This is Ridley Scott's masterpiece and one of his best films of all time. Everything about this film is perfect, the script, the actors, puppetry, models, and special effects about Alien design.

I would give this movie an 8 but it deserves a perfect 10 because it has a vision of the most imaginative directors on earth. Dan O'Bannon wrote brilliantly a story and screenplay with help from Ronald Shusett. Both of them make a brilliant imaginative story. This film has no plot holes I don't see them. Helen Horton as the voice of Mother, the Nostromo's computer was believable and realistic and well performed. The design for the parasite (the facehugger) was excellent designed and brilliant.

Everyone from the cast in here at acting is spectacular and acts believable. I love all the characters: Parker, Brett, Lambert, Ripley, Ash, Captain Dallas, Kane and even Jonesy the cat. He was really trained I love that cat in this movie. The design about the ship Nostromo is fantastic and so is space and the computers in this film. The eponymous Alien and its accompanying elements were designed by the Swiss artist H. R. Giger which the effects and designs were excellent spectacular created in the film. Jerry Goldsmith makes an excellent music score for the film that I have enjoy it.

My favorite scene in this film is when Parker torchers with flamethrower on Ash's corpse and burns his remains great a special effect. This movie stars Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto, Bolaji Badejo and Helen Horton they are all believable in their roles.

This is my favorite science fiction film tough I prefer Aliens over this film (because it is my favorite film), The Thing, Leviathan even The Blob as a horror films because I enjoy them more but "Alien" is my favorite science fiction film the best of it's kind. 10/10 doesn't deserve the hate.

Reviewed by Ralph De Lucia 10 / 10

See it again...like it was 1979!

Perhaps everything that could be said on IMDB about Alien has already been written.

Today's Millennial techies have seen Alien on TV many times and have no doubt been desensitized to the film. It is a pity that those watching Alien today cannot see it through eyes of a person who saw it for the first time in 1979.

In 1979 there was nothing to prepare a movie goer for what they were about to see. Nothing was like it before and films like it after are, to some extent, an homage.

Star Trek and Star Wars projected a futuristic view of a Utopian world so far advanced and different from present day life and science. The Star Wars spacecrafts had clean futuristic lines and the costuming and gadgets were wonderous

A Horror movie in space was essentially new territory. 'The Thing' was perhaps most similar to Alien and has been said to inspire the story. The isolation and foreboding of the Arctic was similar to the emptiness but at the same time claustrophobia of space travel.

Except for the suspended animation chambers in the beginning of Alien, this future is unremarkable and not very awe inspiring The ship is a hulking unimpressive bilgy utilitarian vessel not unlike a present-day cargo ship. The crew is not a well-honed team but a scowling, complaining bunch putting in a day's work. Their dress and appearance convey how unremarkable and undisciplined they are, as is their attitude. There is no endearing android like R2D2 or CP30 here either. These clearly are not the buck Rodgers, Han Solo heroes that we had come to expect from our spacemen and women prior to Alien. They are not much different from us which, perhaps, makes Alien even more frightening.

In 1979 there was no CGI remotely like what we have to day. The dark steamy hell of the planet and the Alien were created with 1970s techniques and yes, meat parts. The music by Jerry Goldsmith is perfection in building nerve grating tension. The sound affects is the little mentioned costar of this movie. The jarring and ominous computer sounds set the uneasy mood. The subtle organic sounds of the movements of the Alien made it that much more frightening.

Unlike today's incredible CGI video games, crude Apple II and Atari video games like space invader and Asteroids could never have prepared us to what we were about to see in this movie. The original Alien trailer was perhaps one the most effective trailers ever produced. It gripped TV viewers to the extent that it created anticipation and tension even before going to the theater.

I often wondered how Alien would differ if it were filmed in Black and White. It is primarily filmed in disturbing muted color; essentially Film Noir. I have intentionally viewed it in B&W only and believe me, it adds a whole new dimension.

I can remember when Alien was first reviewed. One reporter interviewed people who had walked out of the movie because they were so disturbed by it. The tension was too unbearable to them.

I wish that new viewers could see Alien the way we in 1979 did... never experiencing anything like it before... and not desensitized and maybe jaded by the following 37 years and 21st century digital wizardry. The Next Time Alien is on TV, turn on your sound system and transport yourself to a theater in 1979 surrounded by nervous movie goers already squirming as they view the famous slowly appearing fragmented title sequence. People already started to squeal during the opening scene and sound effects of the ship awakening even before a character was seen or a word of dialog was said!

Try to block out the following 40 years of Hollywood high tech and yes try turning off the color for a different film Noir experience.

Reviewed by gogoschka-1 10 / 10

A Timeless Science Fiction Masterpiece

'Alien' is one of those few films that just don't seem to age; everything looks so real, and the performances are so natural that it actually feels less dated to me after nearly 40 years - especially now in its remastered director's cut - than its first three sequels (which, by the way, don't look terribly dated at all; they actually all hold up remarkably well compared to other sci-fi/horror films produced at the same time).

Even the what now must be considered "retro" look of the Nostromo's interior and computers kind of makes sense, because it's the most simple technology which is the most robust and survives the longest under harsh conditions. So having simple technology inside the ship which is able to function for a very long time and under extreme heat, extreme cold and so on (like I imagine a vessel such as the Nostromo would have to endure on its years long journey through space) doesn't necessarily have to be viewed as illogical even in the face of our recent technological advancements.

I feel it's especially hard for sci-fi films to stand the test of time (which is probably kind of inherent to the genre), and 'Alien' simply remains an outstanding achievement in that regard. It's a testament to the talent of everyone involved. It was crafted with so much love for every little detail, and of course, the desgins by Moebius, Chris Foss and especially by H.R. Giger are perhaps the most iconic in any science fiction film. This isn't just an outstanding piece of entertainment: this is a work of art. 10 Stars out of 10.

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