In Space No One Can Hear You Scream
I am not ashamed to admit it. Alien scared the %&# out of me. Even though you didn’t actually ‘see’ the whole creature until more than half way through the movie, the bits you did see were frightening!
Alien: The Plot
Alien starts in deep, dark and I mean DARK space. On its return trip the earth, the commercial mining ship, Nostromo intercepts a distress call from a distant planet. The crew is awaken up from the hypersleep and the spaceship land on the planet. While exploring, they discover a derelict spaceship with a massive chamber inside it containing thousands of eggs. When a curious team member gets too close to an egg, the parasite inside the egg jumps out and attached itself to his face.
Back on the spaceship, the giant crab-like parasite eventually dies and the guy wakes up seemingly unaffected. OK, that is until he eats dinner. That’s when all the coughing and chest exploding starts. Director Ridley Scott, didn’t even use any scary music to warn us…Nooo, he just explodes the chest with a baby Alien bursts out.
Things only get worse after dinner. Leaving a slimy trail behind her (that’s right the Alien is female), creature picks off the members of the crew one by one, using them as hosts for creepy, razor-toothed babies.
Alien starred Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, a female member of the crew who managed not to get impregnated or killed by the creature. With the spaceship on autopilot on its way back to Earth, Ripley is only remaining crew member. Now it’s a girl fight!
Ripley vs. The Alien
Ripley and the Alien play out a deadly cat and mouse game. Ripley doesn’t want to be the baby-mama to a slime dripping monster with acid blood; and the Alien is trying to stow away for a free ride to Earth.
Even though Ripley wins the battle in Round 1, the Alien comes back, bigger and badder for two more movies to get her revenge. If you are looking for action chick flicks, these movies are a great place to start. But watch out when Ripley straps on her guns!
The Prequel is Coming
Ridley Scott’s upcoming movie, Prometheus is a prequel to the Alien films and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star, Noomi Rapace is in talks with Scott to star in this 3-D movie with Jane Eyre and X-Men: First Class star, Michael Fassbender.
Have you seen any of the Alien movies? Were you as scared as me?