Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Alien (1979)

Directed by Ridley Scott

Starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton


Pretty good. An interesting departure from the recently released Star Wars in that it’s a space piece that’s a bit more dramatic and real.

The action is mostly good, except for the “shock horror,” which is what I will call those cheap, insulting attempts to scare the viewer by a sudden loud noise or visual effect, usually caused by somethign stupid like a cat or someone dropping something. Visual effects are OK, sound effects are a bit cheesy and poorly edited.

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