Review: Alien is a horror movie, that is a part of one of the most well known franchises based on the alien creature. I actually have never seen the whole movie, but since I picked up the Alien Anthology box set I just had to give it a watch. Alien was a great movie and I did enjoy the film, but unfortunately the movie really didn’t live up to the hype for me. Don’t get me wrong though like I said Alien is a fantastic movie, but everyone was making it seem like it was so much better than it actually was.
The story for Alien was very well planned out and truly delivered. This movie focuses on a space crew that is traveling back to earth but encounters problems along the way. After searching an unexplored planet a creature manages to board the ship and starts to cause havoc for the crew. Alien provides us with good plot twists and some nice thrills. How was the acting? The acting in Alien was off the charts. Sigourney Weaver and Tom Skerritt both had excellent performances. The supporting cast all did great with their roles as well, this was just an all around great acting performance from the Alien cast.
Alien provides the viewer with some good scares and great kills. Now the movie wasn’t that terrifying there were a few good scare scenes, but nothing crazy. Most of the time I was just sitting there waiting for something to happen, I just wish that this movie could have given us some more frightening scenes. Although, the movie really did deliver when it came to the kill scenes, they gave the viewer a shot at gore and some good thrills. Sure, there could have been more blood, but what they gave us was fine. Check this crazy scene out. Overall I loved the movie Alien and thought that it was a entertaining movie. The story was entertaining and did do a good job with keeping me into the movie. The acting was very well done, Sigourney Weaver and Tom Skerritt were both enjoyable to watch. The only thing I can really say about the movie is that I wish it had more scare scenes and gore. The kills were great, but the alien didn’t really look all that scary compared to the AVP alien. You can kind of say the CGI helped make that alien scarier, but I can honestly say this movie was great. I do prefer the movie Predator though, nothing tops that! If you haven’t seen Alien yet, I absolutely recommend you watch it!