Spoilers ahead The only film I can think of that I knew I hated before the opening credits even finished. Every shot is marvellous, every movement of the camera is breathtaking. Fincher makes it clear from the start that he is far less interested in action or character development, but merely wishes to hang his own bizarre stabs at style onto an unwieldy framework - and stylistically he is no Ridley Scott or even a James Cameron. Giger's hallucinations to make a successful picture. I also have to mention Ron Perlman, who just has a face for this kind of movie. All the above makes Alien so great as a horror movie.
Touch it, and you spoil it. This is forgotten lackluster I really don't have nothing good to say about this movie except it did had happy ending. As the alien matures and begins to kill off the inhabitants, Ripley is unaware that her true enemy is more than just the killer alien. The living quarters are bright and should be comfortable to the crew, but there is something sterile about it all. Synopsis Ellen Ripley Sigourney Weaver is the only survivor when she crash lands on Fiorina 161, a bleak wasteland inhabited by former inmates of the planet's maximum security prison.
I watched it last night for the first time in almost ten years, and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. One would love to have heard the story planning sessions for this abysmal third film that pretty much put the final nail in the series coffin before a lackluster attempt to revive it with another ill-fated fourth film. There's not even a character to cheer for or admire unlike Aliens where people would say how much they'd admire Hudson, Hicks, Vazquez or any of the supporting characters besides Ripley. The alien moves at the speed of sound almost like a Benny Hill sped-up sketch so that it would be impossible to elude it, yet a number of characters illogically seem able to outrun it. When compared to the first two movies, this film is second rate.
Rather than an army of aliens a la Cameron , Fincher ratchets it back so far that we instead get one modest-sized alien that is far less intriguing or frightening than the one found in Ridley Scott's original. Now if only there could be a fifth one with a better script, more character development and more firepower. She betrays her own child on the end the film I hate it. The fourth one in the series was a better return to form for me anyway. Sure it has a humanoid form, but it has no facial traits or anything else which could give away emotions or intentions. The denizens of the prison asteroid where the doomed heroine and her ill-fated crew crash in the opening moments is populated by an interchangeable melange of nobodies who blur together. A very good sign of a movie that has gone down in history is the amount of collectively well remembered scenes.
Once again, Ripley must face skepticism and the alien as it hunts down the prisoners and guards. I think this is due to some wrong editing and maybe this was caused by a not thoroughly thought trough scenario, but that I can't say. Weaver is excellent, while the support cast is full of great support actors Stanton, Kotto, Hurt, Skerritt, Holm , but of course the real star is the one we see least of. Yes there are some genuine scares to be found here, and like I said the film has a good look to go with quality acting. Its design is the most innovative I've seen. There is a high energy scene in the third act of the film where Perlman's character performs a daredevil stunt to shoot one of the pursuing aliens dead which is followed by what has to be the funniest spider killing in film history.
I for one wouldn't mind to see it one more time, but only the way it was probably intended, so I hope they will give the director a chance to remake this movie and to prove that it is a good one after all. It was ugly and I did not like it. I don't know about you, but this take on the future was unveliabably acceptable. It is beyond me and that was never in Aliens before. Ridley Scott tells the story with a perfectly synchronized blend of visuals and sounds. He must have some major emotional issues as you cannot describe a film in which 95% of the cast dies as upbeat.
This combination makes the movie highly entertaining, even following in the long shadows of its spectacular predecessors. Much of the maturity and restraint of the previous three films is thrown out in favor of a more comic book style. The movie was boring, the pacing was slow and it felt been rushed. For the better part of an hour, we're left listening to dull dialogue, before the action picks up. The acting is with the exception of the above uniformly awful, truly dreadful.
Right from the beginning you have a feeling that something is wrong. In that sense, but in the best way imaginable, 'Alien' is the atomic bomb. I like some of the cast: Ron Perlman, Michael Wincott and Kim Flowers I like those three, but that was all. We've become well-acquainted with the creatures by now, so there aren't any new surprises there. As the alien matures and begins to kill off the inhabitants, Ripley is unaware that her true enemy is more than just the killer alien. The production design is bold and distinctive, with perhaps a hint of playful parody the sickly green light, the mad scientist outfits, the giant glass jars in the lab ; the film looks like a comic strip version of its predecessors.