Thursday, August 5, 2010
Next in line to watch was actually A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, but I can't find the disc. Eric likes to use my DVDs to test out his various DVD players then forgets to take the disc back out. One of those players is a 400 disc changer...so yeah, good luck ever getting those back. Lucky for me, I remember it being super long and didn't really want to watch it anyways.
So, I got to watch Alien. I have seen Alien a total of once, on television. Then I bought the DVD and haven't watched it yet. This seems to be a pattern with me. Anyways, I loved Alien when I saw it on tv and was pretty excited to watch it again. It did not disappoint. It's really hard to believe that this movie is over 30 years old. It's definitely a classic.
Oh and there are probably some spoilers below, but I'm assuming that most of earth has seen or at least knows what happens in Alien.
-Ripley. I loved that the sole survivor was a female, and a smart one at that.
-The final scene with the alien. Even though the movie is pretty old and it's not really a surprise for anyone anymore, it's still pretty intense when you find out the alien followed Ripley onto the shuttle.
-The effects were pretty great. They can hold up pretty well to even more current movies. That alien is creepy.
-Speaking of the alien, I liked how you don't get a ton of shots of it. It leaves it more to the imagination.
I didn't like:
-The facehugger alien thing...yuck. That seriously creeped me out to think of having that thing attached to my face.
-After the chest bursting scene, when the alien runs off the table and out of the room. I thought I was watching a cartoon. It was really ridiculous looking.
5/5 stars. I love this movie.