In addition to a flawlessly executed concept and a spectacular performance from the entire cast (Weaver being a clear standout), Alien nonchalantly boasts one of the most realistic and believable sets ever committed to film. The Nostromo looks, and feels, like a real working spaceship, right down to the 1970's CRT screens and buttons for an unlimited number of imaginary functions.
Because of the use of practical effects, dense atmosphere, spectacular sets, acting performances, and superb dialogue, Alien simply refuses to age. This is a must-see film for anyone who is not only a fan of science-fiction or horror, but anyone who is a fan of quality film.
the test of time. A true sci-fi horror film that for some reason no
film can compete with. I just don't understand how this film was made
in 1979. Everything about it is perfect. It looks amazing, sounds
amazing and feels amazing. The alien creature is by far the most iconic
ever put to film. Sigorney Weaver shows the audience that a female can
handle a lead role in any action type movie. I am struggling to put
into words how good this film is. The story will hook you instantly.
The lead characters are acted so well and the aliens look so real that
it blows my mind every time I watch it. A perfect film from start to
Fewer words. #8 years later, I still can depend on one