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Old March 22 2012, 09:09 PM   #421
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Re: Movies Seen in 2012

44. Alien (A+)

Alien: With a new trailer for Prometheus seemingly coming out every day, it seemed time to finally re-watch this series (this time, on Blu-Ray). I'm happy to report that the first film really holds up. Sure, there are a few things that date the movie (like the predominance of CRT displays instead of flat screens, but given the movie's dirty, tactile future aesthetic, they're not too out of place) but for the most part it still looks wonderful. The creature design is as great as ever, too (even in the face of being endlessly ripped off since). Of course, it helps when you've managed to assemble one of the best casts ever for a science fiction/horror hybrid like this. Hopefully, Ridley Scott's long-awaited return to science fiction will be as good as this (and, of course, Blade Runner).

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Home Video: 27 +1
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