Alien. In my opinion one of the greatest movies ever produced. Ridley Scott did an amazing job telling the story of a space merchant vessel crew who, after receiving a strange distress call from a distant moon, attempts to aid those in need only to discover a mysterious alien. Long story short, they spend the entire movie fighting a growing (literally) threat as the alien progresses through its many life cycles. H.R. Giger, the surrealist who’s work inspired the Alien world visually, masterfully reproduced his visions for the big screen.
The sequel, Aliens, is also a phenomenal film that I highly recommend watching if you haven’t seen it. Their successors, ‘Alien 3’ and ‘Alien: Resurection’, however, weren’t quite so amazing. I wouldn’t waste your time with them and that’s all I’m going to say about the matter.
Of course, then there’s Prometheus. Ah, Prometheus. When I watched that trailer back in 2011 I was amped! The follow-up trailer they released in 2012 prior to the film premiering was doubly theatrical. I told everyone I knew that it was going to be the biggest blockbuster picture we’d seen in a while, but in the end, I was wrong and hugely disappointed. Don’t misunderstand me, it’s a good movie, some might even argue that it’s great. The problem was that I had hyped up the picture so much for myself that no matter what I watched, it wasn’t going to live up to my expectations. Since then, as a result, I do my best not to get overly excited about a film before I’ve seen it.
I apologize for the lengthy buildup, but I love the franchise and I wanted to give a quick overview of it before showcasing their latest works. 20th Century Fox just released an official film titled ‘Prologue: Last Supper’ for the upcoming, and highly anticipated movie ‘Alien: Covenant’. Check it out in the YouTube clip below.