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10:08 PM Moi Sanom 4 Comments


Alien Franchise reviewed

directed by Ridley Scot
starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm

Hand airbrushed set by HR. Giger himself
I would describe Alien as an artistically beautiful Horror Science Fiction film. It is slow paced but quite intense. It is filmed absolutely beautifully and I can imagine that it was quite unique when it was released.


The music was very beautiful and completely different then most Sci Fi films.
This is my second favorite of the series.
the poster says it all!
directed by James Cameron
starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, William Hope, Bill Paxton


When this film started I was quite impressed. It began were the first one finished. It was quite a flawless cross over from one film to the other.
But then the madness started to happen.
The characters were all incredibly stereotypical (besides Ripley), the artsyness which made the first film so visually beautiful was gone, the characters were all quite un-likeable and then they started to throw one liners around like that is their only way of communication.

Even Ripley gets a one liner!
The story line became overshadowed by excessive action sequences and turned this film slowly but surely into a very typical blockbuster action movie.
I have nothing against typical blockbuster action movies but after the first one this one was a big let down.
I had I high hopes for the films score since I quite like James Horner but this was also a let down and didn’t come close to the Alien score or his other work. I read up on this a little and apparently Horner was neither given enough time nor the right equipment to make a decent score.
It is my least favorite in the series.

P.S: I noticed many elements in this that Cameron later used in Avatar.

Alien 3
1992 (2003 Assembly Cut)
directed by David Fincher
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Charles S. Dutton, Lance Henriksen


This film was quite different from the other two. Its plot was weird but interesting.
I still think Ripleys portrayal is fantastic and very unique. The whole idea of the prison scenario is very strange and claustrophobic.


Even though this film wasn’t received very well, I thought it was much better than Aliens and enjoyed it quite a bit.


Alien: Resurrection
directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman, Dan Hedaya, J. E. Freeman, Brad Dourif, Michael Wincott, Dominique Pinon


This is a very Jean-Pierre Jeunet kinda film. And I love Jean-Pierre Jeunets films!
I thought they went back to the style of Alien, making it artistically beautiful with a Horror edge, added a bit of humor which did not make this film any less of an intense experience.


The characters were very interesting and likeable, and the story line was completely crazy but in a good way.
I really liked this film and must deem it my favorite of the 4!


A few fun facts about the Franchise here