Excerpt: Possible Spoilers I saw this film for the first time a couple of hours ago, so don't judge me. I personally loved Prometheus. Other raged about the film because it wasn't the prequel to Alien that they wanted. I personally had never seen any of the Alien films, so I went in completely blind and didn't view it as a prequel, but as an original science-fiction film by visual master Sir Ridley Scott.
Summary: A masterpiece. Scott grounds his sci-fi/horror in a gritty reality that makes this super scary, and the intensity doesn't let up. There isn't a moment in this that isn't pure gold. Sci-fi/horror was, and still is, a well-established sub-genre, but nothing before, or since, in my opinion, has such an understanding of what the sub-genre is; in fact, Alien is a defining film for sci-fi/horror, as it reset the benchmark, which not many others have reached, and none,...
Excerpt: The crew of commercial towing vehicle Nostromo investigate a signal from an unexplored planet and unleash a hostile organism. Once again, Ridley Scott creates a totally believable future environment and another classic of modern cinema. Scott uses suspense and atmosphere to gain the desired effect and it is an object lesson to gore-obsessed horror directors everywhere; less is definitely more.
Summary: I never realized how good of a movie Aliens was until I watched it the other day for the 2nd time ever.I think the 1st time was when it 1st came out & I have no clue why I didn't like it then.I'm not into Sci Fi flicks at all but Aliens has to be 1 of the best I've seen.It kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish
Summary: Set the bar incredibly high for future science fiction films. This movie is all atmosphere and the terrifying chill that it exudes comes from the way director Ridley Scott doesn't show too much or give too much away. Beyond the scares, there is some tense character drama at work here, as well. Plus, of course, there's the gooey chest-bursting scene.
Excerpt: Alien. Originally entitled 'Star Beast', the film Alien follows the hideous escapade of the crew of the spaceship Nostromo. After landing on an alien planet, one of the team is attacked by a mysterious and monstrous entity which has attatched itself to his face. After some time, and after a hazardous experiment in which a medical crew tried to remove the creature only to find it has acidic blood, it falls off, dead.