The above quote comes from Ash (Ian Holm), the science officer aboard the ship, as he "admires" the alien creature's "perfection", but in many ways it could apply to the film as well.
by mark f
Alien is a classic and one of those films which should be seen on as large a screen as possible.
And couple of random thoughts that came to mind while watching: Aliens copied much more than I remembered and I need to rewatch Prometheus and Alien: Covenant at some point.
This movie doesn't really on countless sex, violence or f-bombs, and stands out among the sci-fi and horror crowd as something people can't write off as another classic piece of horror cheese, setting a new example for what you can do with sci-fi horror and taking one big leap for horror-kind from c...
So, this movie is a very good movie but its just shy of being a highest rated movie because of the half baked plans by the corporation and movie essentially turning into a creature feature during the last part of second act.
Alien is one of the greatest films ever made and definitely one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time.
by Citizen Rules
Giger: He was the designer of the Alien creature and his work influenced the interior of the alien ship too.
I could see Dallas being killed midway into the film and so early into the Alien's wrath as shocking for the 70s, the supposed hero gone in a second and with his unclear death, you're just left waiting for a return that never comes.
The reproductive system of the creature adds to its complexity, and the film also deals symbolically with our own reproductive system I love catching these little metaphors in the film (the obvious phallic design of the creature, umbilicus clear, when they are looking at the tracking device to ...
by The Rodent
All in all its a brilliantly original movie that has shaped the sci-fi horror movie world since its creation.