By: Adam C.
Many critics would classify
Alien as a Science Fiction movie. Others would classify this as a
Horror/Suspense movie. I would classify this movie as one of the
greatest movies of all time. I love everything about this movie.
First you have a great cast, which includes some big names during the late
70's and early 80's such as Tom Skerrit, John Hurt, and Harry Dean
Stanton. As well as Sigourney Weaver, who would go on to be a leading
female hero in film history. Second, you have a great story, which is
about a group of space explorers who receive a distress call on an unknown
planet only to stumble upon an alien life form which is brought back
aboard their ship. That's when all hell breaks loose as the alien evolves
and begins killing the crew members one by one. The third and final thing
I love about this movie is the fact that this movie keeps you gripping
your seat wondering what's going to happen next. Director Ridley
Scott keeps the audience in a suspenseful mood during the entire film. This is the only movie I can think of where I still get
scared no matter how many times I've seen it, especially the famous scene
when the alien bursts out of John Hurt's stomach. That scene makes
me jump every time I see it. You pretty much have a general idea of what
I'm going to rate this film. (which would be 5 out of 5) If you don't
think Alien is one of the scariest movies of all time, I'd like to see you
prove me wrong.