‘Alien’ Continues to Thrill

It’s beloved for a reason.

Sarah Callen
Movies & Us
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4 min readMay 28, 2024

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Sigourney Weaver in Alien | Credit: 20th Century Studios
Sigourney Weaver in Alien | Credit: 20th Century Studios

When the crew on a commercial spaceship goes off course to investigate a strange transmission, things go wrong… really, really wrong.

Alien was released 45 years ago and still holds up today. Amazingly, it still looks great. Honestly, what a testament to the importance of using practical effects. While watching, you can tell that this took a lot…

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Sarah Callen
Movies & Us

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