Monday, January 31, 2011
Alien is one of my favorite science fiction movies ever. Ridley Scott struck the perfect balance between sci-fi, suspense and horror and it just has so many memorable scenes. Plus, H.R. Giger gave audiences one of the best designed creatures in cinema history. I found the absence of noticeable eyes on the alien to be a great creepy choice. While I also love James Cameron's sequel, Aliens - the first one I feel is in a class all its own. I found the concept of one unstoppable monster lurking somewhere on a spacecraft to be more frightening than a planet full of them that you could blast away with a big enough gun. The latter sequels didn't do much for me, but I have high hopes for the next installment because once again Ridley Scott will be directing. I've read that it is a prequel and I really look forward to what Scott has in store.