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Alien review
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A classic

In 2017, Ridley Scott will come up with another installment for this franchise and, hopefully, it will be better than 'Prometheus' which seemed to be at first really promising but eventually it turned out to be rather disappointing. In the mean time, I thought I might as well re-watch this first installment which has always been a massive science-fiction classic. To be honest, I have to admit that I always preffered 'Blade Runner' ย which is more challenging and interesting in my opinion but this movie is still really awesome. I mean, there are so many iconic landmarks here : Ripley, the Alien, the chest-burting scene, Ash,... Visually, it was really impressive and Ridley Scott managed to create a really oppressive mood which has been copied so many times afterwards. Obviously, back in those days, they didn't have any CGI at their disposal so it was pretty obvious that the alien was mostly a guy wearing a suit and some people might argue that it didn't look really convincing. On the other hand, as a result they used pretty much the same method used in 'Jaws' which was to show the monster as less as possible and, just like in 'Jaws', it made the whole thing even more tensed and spellbinding to behold. To conclude, even though it is almost 40 years old, the whole thing still looks terrific, it remains one of the best science-fiction movies out there and it is pretty much a must-see for any decent movie buff.

8/10
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Added by johanlefourbe
3 years ago on 28 January 2017 20:43