The Alien Saga (2003)
Critic Consensus: Director Ridley Scott re-edits his 1979 sci-fi classic to produce an elegantly re-mastered film that is as terrifying and effective as ever.
Critic Reviews for The Alien Saga
Turns out not to be one of those movies that improves in the memory, but actually is better than you remember, mostly because it puts its multitude of imitators to shame.
Scott knew how to create tension, and the movie still has plenty of white-knuckle impact, although it's a little tamer than I remembered.
What you will find is that the old mayhem is still masterful and that there is nothing like the big screen for this type of mortally wounded space exploration.
Whether altered for the sake of incorporating superfluous extra material (cat fight!) or for reasons even less compelling, the editing rhythms here are way off.
The movie inspired three sequels and remains undeniably frightening. It also marks a significant step in the evolution of modern science-fiction films.
It's a most satisfying return to one of the few sci-fi films that deserves to be called a masterpiece.
Audience Reviews for The Alien Saga
Saw it the other night at the cinema. Very creepy, very good.
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