Summary: Ridley Scott's fanatical dream come true, "Alien" is one of those films that have come into the spotlight as one of the the top science-fiction/horror films out. It built a foundation for films such as "Sunshine" and "Pandorum." A great story that paved the way for at least one good sequel, this film will go down in history as one of the most intricately plotted sci-fi flicks.
Excerpt: "Alien" has got some of the finest creature effects for the time 1979! The face-hugger and the scenes involving the face-hugger carry such shock value; it is surprising that the film-makers from later years who resort to cheap thrills in movies, haven't even been able to get close to showing anything to this effect! It is amazing how they have managed to make these effects look so good. Ridley Scott really knew what he was doing when he made this film.