A crew of civilians investigates a distress beacon, but it turn out to be a warning that they were too late to heed.
Alien is another "first to get there" movie which has set the bar for its sub-genre.
It has a dirty old-but-futuristic look to it that really stretches its technological and budgetary limitations. As it turns out, this has given the movie incredible longevity. For a movie as old as this, it easily stands the test of time.
- Alien - (1979 movie)
- Aliens - (1986 movie)
- Alien 3 - (1992 movie)
- 1:30 -- Even showing the opening credits, it immediately builds a feeling. This old style is so great.
commercial towing vehicle 'The Nostromo' crew: seven cargo: refinery processing 20,000,000 tons of mineral ore course: returning to earth
- 3:00 -- Drinking birds
4:15 -- Nostromo - 180924609
- .. and some other reading.
- 6:15 -- Oh man, a young John Hurt.
- 8:30 -- Oh man, the future, from the 1970s.
- 14:15 -- A gravity of 0.86 for such a tiny planetoid? What's it made of?
- 18:00 -- So do they have artificial gravity on the ship?
- 21:45 -- Why "break out the weapons" ?
- 22:45 -- Did I could seven people? Two on repairs, Ripley going down there, one in the chair, and three outside.
- 24:30 -- Would they have beacons to drop so they can find their way back easily?
- 30:45 -- Are none of them interested in their being cut off from the ship?
- 35:1 5 -- Why ever would he be so shy about it, yet poke his head over it?
- 35:45 -- Wouldn't they have radio contact again while on the way back?
- 47:45 -- I'd say they ought to have guns.. but that wouldn't work. Maybe they ought to have buckets or something.
- 50:45 -- She has a point. If it decomposed it might release its acid.
- 52:30 -- So they do have artificial gravity.
- 1:01:15 -- Shouldn't that thing go off when it passes their position?
- 1:02:00 -- Would the air density sensor be set off from the ship's air circulation?
- 1:05:30 -- Wouldn't he go back to the other guys, or maybe talk to the crew since all rooms have their communications enabled?
- 1:08:15 -- The shock staff ought to have gone off when it hit the floor.
- 1:11:15 -- Because those hatches are on the way to the airlock, they ought to be able to survive hard vacuum. They would, therefore, not have giant holes in them.
- 1:13:30 -- Or maybe it stopped moving.
- 1:14:30 -- That just looked like a guy standing there reaching his arms out, not an actual pounce.
- 1:19:45 -- Why is her nose bleeding?
- 1:23:15 -- Hahaha, that cutaway was so bad.
- 1:34:00 -- Why would this ship have an auto-destruct, anyway?
- 1:36:00 -- The ship blowing up would have taken care of that. She's so emotional.
- 1:37:00 -- Wouldn't the robo-science-guy have given them bad advice on fighting it? So maybe fire wouldn't do anything..
- 1:43:00 -- Why did it explode three times?
- 1:44:30 -- Okay, it can end here with the semi-happy ending and no sequels need to be watched.
- 1:45:15 -- I remember this being so hot when I first watched this movie.
1:48:45 -- Is that a harpoon gun?