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"In space, no one can hear you scream."
  • R
  • 1979
  • 1 hr 59 min
  • 8.5  (939,605)
  • 89

The movie Alien from 1979 is a science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Sigourney Weaver as warrant officer Ellen Ripley, Tom Skerritt as Captain Dallas, and John Hurt as Executive Officer Kane. The film follows the crew of the commercial spacecraft Nostromo as they encounter a hostile extraterrestrial life-form on a remote planet.

The story begins with the crew waking up from hypersleep after their ship, the Nostromo, receives a distress signal from a nearby planet. The ship's computer, known as "Mother," reroutes the ship to investigate. On the planet's surface, the crew discovers a strange extraterrestrial ship and a chamber filled with eggs. Kane investigates the eggs and a facehugger creature leaps out and attaches itself to his face. The crew brings Kane back to the ship, but soon realizes that the creature has implanted him with something sinister.

As the crew navigates back to Earth, they begin to realize that the creature inside Kane is not just a parasite, but a life-form that is evolving at a terrifying rate. The creature soon breaks free, killing Kane and escaping into the ship's ventilation system. The crew, now desperate to neutralize the creature, attempts to hunt it down. But as they discover the creature's astounding abilities, they realize that they may have bitten off more than they can chew.

As the movie progresses, the crew is confronted with a series of obstacles as they attempt to survive and defeat the Alien. The creature is a perfect predator, with powerful strength, speed, and cunning. It stalks the crew through the twisting corridors of the Nostromo, killing them off one by one.

As the tension builds, Ripley emerges as the group's leader, using her sharp intuition and experience to lead her crewmates in their fight for survival. With each loss, Ripley comes closer to understanding the creature's biology and weaknesses. The final showdown between Ripley and the Alien is a tense and thrilling sequence that cements the movie's status as a horror classic.

Overall, Alien is an unforgettable sci-fi classic that set a new benchmark for the genre. With its haunting visuals, strong cast, and unrelenting suspense, it has cemented its place in cinematic history.

Alien is a 1979 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 59 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.5 and a MetaScore of 89.

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