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All six films in the 'Alien' franchise.

In Ridley Scott's 'Alien' (1979) the crew of the Nostromo starship are on their way back to Earth after completing a mission when they are diverted to a planetoid to investigate a cryptic message. While exploring an abandoned spacecraft on the planet, they come across a store of unhatched eggs. When one of the eggs releases a mysterious creature that leeches on to a crew member's face, the others bring him back on board to recover from the ordeal. Little do they know that they have also brought on board an alien lifeform that will kill anyone or anything that gets in its way. In James Cameron's sequel,

'Aliens' (1986), sole survivor from the Nostromo Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) awakens after 57 years in stasis, and with a team of Space Marines in tow she returns to the planetoid now named LV-426 to investigate the loss of contact with the terraforming colony in residence.

In David Fincher's dark 'Alien 3' (1992), Ripley crash lands on an old prison planet used to house convicted murderers - but she's not alone. When Ripley discovers her body is being used to carry an alien queen she faces a difficult decision to save humanity and sacrifice herself.

In Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 'Alien Resurrection' (1997), 200 years after Ripley died bearing the alien queen, a group of scientists successfully produce clones of both her and the alien. The United States Military, hoping to use the queen to breed aliens to study, fail to keep the clones locked up and they escape. It is not long before the new Ripley is forced to team up with a gang of smugglers to repel the alien clones that are set on destroying life on Earth.

In 'Prometheus' (2012) Scott returns to direct a new cast of Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce. After finding fragments of alien DNA, a team of scientists known as The Company travel into space aboard the state-of-the-art Prometheus spacecraft to investigate the origins of human life on Earth. Their journey takes them into the darkest corners of the universe - but, to their horror, their inquisitive nature ends up posing a threat to the future existence of humankind. The scientists now find themselves tested to their mental and physical limits as they fight a desperate battle to preserve the future of the human race.

Finally, in 'Alien: Covenant' (2017), set as a sequel to 'Prometheus' (2012), the crew of the Covenant discover a planet they believe to be paradise, but when they actually start to investigate they find a dark and dangerous world inhabited by a colony of creatures who are less than pleased to see them.

Product Details

Barcode
5039036081337
Department
Movies & TV
Released
18 Sep 2017
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Science Fiction
Region
Region B
Language
English
Number of Discs
6
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Age Restriction
TBA
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Alien
Release Year
1979
Running Time
116 min
Language
English
Categories
Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Adventure / Alien Attacks / Alien Encounters / Alien Life Forms / Aliens / Blockbuster / Classic / Essential Cinema / Live-Action / Recommended / Science-Fiction / Space / Space Exploration / Spaceships / Theatrical Release / Thriller
Synopsis
Director Ridley Scott's breakthough film, an immensely successful blend of horror and science fiction, is a classic in both genres and spawned a host of sequels and imitators. Starring Sigourney Weaver as warrant officer Ellen Ripley, ALIEN focuses on the crew of the space cargo ship Nostromo, which lands on a moribund planet in response to a faint SOS. Inside a crashed ship, the crew members come upon strange pods, one of which spews forth a repellently fleshy insectile creature that locks on to the face of the unlucky Kane (John Hurt). Despite Ripley's advice, science officer Ash (Ian Holm) allows Kane to return to the ship, where the creature finally releases its grip. Soon, however, in one of the film's most infamous scenes, one of its offspring explodes horribly from Kane's stomach and scurries away. Dallas (Tom Skerritt), the vessel's captain, leads the others in a search for the rapidly growing, acid-dripping alien before it can cut them down--one by one.

A triumph of art direction, set design, and special effects, ALIEN gains much of its impact from the contrast between the bleak, antiseptic beauty of the space vessel's interior and the primordial horror of the alien, a brilliantly original fusion of insect, man, and machine designed by Swiss surrealist painter H.R. Giger. The top-notch cast also includes Veronica Cartwright, Yaphet Kotto, and Harry Dean Stanton.
Notes
Theatrical Release: May 25, 1979.

Theatrical Rerelease: October 29, 2003.

For ALIEN: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT, the original negative was restored and digitally remastered. In addition, director Ridley Scott reviewed archival footage not included in the original and chose specific never-before-seen footage to include in this special version of the film.
Cast & Crew
Director
Ridley Scott
Star
John Hurt / Veronica Cartwright / Ian Holm / Yaphet Kotto / Tom Skerritt / Harry Dean Stanton / Sigourney Weaver
Screenwriter
Dan O'Bannon
Source Writer
Ronald Shusett / Author: Ronald Shusett
Composer
Jerry Goldsmith
Producer
Gordon Carroll / David Giler / Walter Hill
Special Effects
Bernard Lodge / Carlo Rambaldi
Editor
Terry Rawlings / Peter Weatherly
Production Designer
Michael Seymour
Costume Designer
Roger Dicken / H. R. Giger / John Mollo
Story
Dan O'Bannon
Set Designer
Ian Whittaker
Cinematographer
Derek Vanlint
Movie Critics
Chicago Sun-Times
"Ridley Scott's 1979 movie is a great original."
Roger Ebert (26 Oct 2003, p.5)
Entertainment Weekly
"...In ALIEN, you can hear lessons for the sci-fi future in a great milestone from the recent past..."
Lisa Schwarzbaum (7 Nov 2003, p.52)
Los Angeles Times
"...Scott's film still shreds nerves....At once graphically elegant and viscerally effective, the future conjured up by Scott was dystopian to the core..."
Manohla Dargis (29 Oct 2003, p.C3)
Movieline's Hollywood Life
"...Ridley Scott was a force to be reckoned with..."
Stephen Farber (1 Nov 2003, p.117)
Premiere
"Weaver's Ripley revolutionized women's roles by introducing the female action hero..."
Premiere Staff (1 Apr 2004, p.71)
Sight and Sound
"...ALIEN outshines all competition in the luminous splendour of its photography..."
Philip Strick (1 Sep 1979, p.258-9)
Total Film
"...With its cliché-confounding cast and plotting, roughneck sensibility and star-making turn from Weaver, ALIEN rewards repeat viewing..."
Total Film Staff (1 Nov 2003, p.106)
Variety
"...An old-fashioned scary movie set in a highly realistic sci-fi future, made all the more believable by the expert technical craftsmanship....[Weaver] carries it off well..."
Har. (23 May 1979, )

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Visual Effects
Winner: 1979

Movie

Title
Aliens
Release Year
1986
Running Time
154 min
Language
English
Categories
Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Action / Adventure / Aliens / Blockbuster / Classic / Classic Fight Scenes / Essential Cinema / Recommended / Science-Fiction / Space Exploration / Theatrical Release / Thriller
Synopsis
Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), the sole survivor from the original ALIEN, is awakened after 57 years of drifting through space, her stories disbelieved by Company executives who tell her that the alien's planet is now inhabited and colonized. When contact is suddenly lost with the colonists, Ripley returns to the planet with a squad of marines, an android (Lance Henriksen), and a Company executive (Paul Reiser) with a mission of his own. Once on the planet, no survivors can be found except for Newt, a little girl who awakens motherly instincts in Ripley just in time for the acid-blooded aliens to attack in what quickly becomes a one-sided battle for sheer survival. Considered by many to be the best of the series, ALIENS is a fast-paced, high-intensity thrill ride that set a new standard for action films and cemented director James Cameron's status as one of Hollywood's leading directors following the success of THE TERMINATOR. Weaver received an Academy Award nomination and became a feminist hero for her strong, sensitive performance as the survivor Ripley, while costars Reiser, Henriksen, and Bill Paxton all give career-making performances in this landmark sci-fi extravaganza.
Cast & Crew
Director
James Cameron
Star
Bill Paxton / Michael Biehn / Jenette Goldstein / Carrie Henn / Lance Henriksen / Colette Hiller / William Hope / Al Matthews / Paul Reiser / Mark Rolston / Ricco Ross / Sigourney Weaver
Screenwriter
James Cameron
Composer
James Horner
Executive Producer
Gordon Carroll / David Giler / Walter Hill
Producer
Gale Anne Hurd
Director of Photography
Adrian Biddle
Editor
Ray Lovejoy
Production Designer
Peter Lamont
Costume Designer
Emma Porteous
Story
James Cameron / David Giler / Walter Hill
Special Effects Designer
Stan Winston
Movie Critics
Entertainment Weekly
"...Gripping..." -- Rating: B+
Ira Robbins (4 Oct 1996, pp.70-1)
Los Angeles Times
"...Canny, ironically funny and certainly successful when Weaver's around....ALIENS is a perfectly honorable sequel, taut, inexorably paced..."
Sheila Benson (18 Jul 1986, p.C1)
New York Times
"...A flaming, flashing, crashing, crackling blow-em-up show that keeps you popping from your seat....[Weaver] is a one-woman army..."
Walter Goodman (18 Jul 1986, p.C11)
USA Today
"...[A] top-drawer sequel..."
Mike Clark (3 Jan 1992, p.3D)
Variety
"...Technically, [the] film is superior in all respects. Special effects are varied and always convincing..."
Cart. (9 Jul 1986, )

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Sound Effects Editing
Winner: 1986
Best Visual Effects
Winner: 1986 - Stan Winston

Movie

Title
Alien 3
Release Year
1992
Running Time
115 min
Language
English
Categories
Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Adventure / Alien Life Forms / Aliens / Prison/Prisoners / Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy / Science Fiction / Science-Fiction / Space Exploration / Theatrical Release / Thriller
Ratings
IMDb
6.4
Rotten Tomatoes®
43% 47%
Metacritic
59
Synopsis
David Fincher's feature debut, ALIEN 3, picks up almost directly after the events in ALIENS, finding Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) frozen in suspended animation as her ship crashes on Fiorina 161, a prison planet. When awakened by the prison's staff, she discovers that she is the sole survivor of her crew. Trapped on a barren planet with convicts and no weapons of any kind, Ripley soon realizes that an alien was also on the ship and has survived. As the savage creature begins to massacre inmates, Ripley bands together with the remaining prisoners and attempts to destroy it by wits alone.

Filmed at a time when big guns and high technology dominated the screen, ALIEN 3 deserves commendation for its unique premise--battling a vicious alien creature with no weapons and almost no resources whatsoever. This scenario makes for an unusual and intriguing science fiction thriller that is also notable for Fincher's bleak industrial visuals; the film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
Notes
Theatrical release: May 22, 1992.

Filmed in England.

ALIEN 3 was director David Fincher's first feature film. He had previously directed music videos.
Poster
Poster for Alien 3
Cast & Crew
Director
David Fincher
Star
Charles Dance / Charles S. Dutton / Brian Glover / Lance Henriksen / Paul McGann / Sigourney Weaver
Screenwriter
Larry Ferguson / David Glier / Walter Hill
Composer
Elliot Goldenthal
Producer
Gordon Carroll / David Glier / Walter Hill
Director of Photography
Alex Thomson
Editor
Terry Rawlings
Production Designer
Norman Reynolds
Story
Vincent Ward
Movie Critics
Entertainment Weekly
"...The effect of Weaver's shorn locks is eerily sensual....It's one of the rare sequels that truly measures up. It brings this series to a fitting shiver..."
Owen Gleiberman (29 May 1992, p.48)
Los Angeles Times
"...[Weaver's] image is as vital as her acting -- which, again, is excellent..."
Michael Wilmington (22 May 1992, p.F1)
Total Film
"...ALIEN 3 can be enjoyed for the early director-stylings of David FIGHT CLUB Fincher..."
James White (1 Jul 2000, p.110)
USA Today
"...Another astonishing performance from the sinewy-and-shorn Sigourney Weaver..."
Susan Wloszczyna (22 May 1992, p.12D)

Movie

Title
Alien Resurrection
Release Year
1997
Running Time
109 min
Language
English
Categories
Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Action / Adventure / Aliens / Blockbuster / Science-Fiction / Sequel / Space Exploration / Theatrical Release / Thriller
Ratings
IMDb
6.2
Rotten Tomatoes®
54% 40%
Metacritic
63
Synopsis
In ALIEN 4: RESURRECTION, the fourth installment of the wildly popular series of science fiction movies that began with ALIEN, a drop of Ellen Ripley's (Sigourney Weaver) blood spawns a part human, part alien Ripley clone. Now that Ripley is dead, the clone has fallen into the hands of government scientists who want to harness the Ripley clone's breeding powers. When the new and improved Ripley lands on a ship of androids, her mere appearance sets the action rolling. Stepping in to help put a stop to the madness is tiny android named Call (Winona Ryder), as well as the ship's fellow crew members (including Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman, and Michael Wincott).

For the first time in his feature film career, French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (DELICATESSEN, THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN) takes sole directorial credit, leaving his partner Marc Caro to concentrate on artistic direction. ALIEN RESURRECTION has far more in common with ALIEN 3 than the series' first two parts, most notably due to its overtly humorous tone. Jeunet also applies his traditional Gothic visual style to the slimy, effects-heavy riot, resulting in a work that is as reliant upon style as it is substance. Scripted by Joss Whedon, creator of the Warner Brothers television show, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, the film marks an energetic and flashy transition to Hollywood film making for Jeunet.
Notes
Released theatrically: November 26, 1997.

Shot on location in California and Ottawa, Ontario.

No camera tricks were involved in Sigourney Weaver's seemingly impossible behind-the-back basketball shot--she did it all by herself.
Poster
Poster for Alien Resurrection
Cast & Crew
Director
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Star
Robert Bastens / Rico Bueno / Marlene Bush / Carolyn Campbell / Raymond Cruz / Rod Damer / Gary Dourdan / Brad Dourif / Robert Faltisco / Kim Flowers / J.E. Freeman / Steven Gilborn / Dan Hedaya / Garrett House / Alex Lorre / Mark Mansfield / Rodney Mitchell / Chip Nuzzo / Leland Orser / Ron Perlman / Dominique Pinon / Ron Ramessar / Daniel Raymont / David Rowe / Winona Ryder / David St. James / Sigourney Weaver / Michael Wincott
Screenwriter
Joss Whedon
Composer
John Frizzell
Producer
Bill Badalato / Gordon Carroll / David Giler / Walter Hill
Director of Photography
Darius Khondji
Editor
Herve Schneid
Production Designer
Nigel Phelps
Costume Designer
Bob Ringwood
Movie Critics
Box Office
"...The reinvented Ripley is intriguing to watch....Weaver renders the resurrected Ripley with relish....Entertaining..."
Christine James (1 Feb 1998, p.56)
Entertainment Weekly
"...Weaver battles slimy monsters with a command only enhanced by middle age..." -- Rating: B+
Lisa Schwarzbaum (8 May 1998, pp.78-9)
New York Times
"...ALIEN RESURRECTION has an eerie, grunge look....Fierce, beautiful and sardonic, Ms. Weaver makes an impressive linchpin for this series..."
Janet Maslin (26 Nov 1997, p.E1)

Movie

Title
Prometheus
Release Year
2012
Running Time
124 min
Language
English
Categories
Horror/Suspense / Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Alien Invasions / Outer Space / Robots / Robots/Cyborgs / Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy / Science-Fiction / Scientists / Space Exploration / Space Travel
Synopsis
A team of space explorers embarks on a fantastic voyage to the edge of the universe after making a profound discovery that hints at the true origins of the human race in this belated pseudo-prequel to director Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi classic ALIEN. Isle of Skye, Scotland: 2089. Archeologists Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) discover a cave drawing featuring a mysterious star pattern not found in our solar system. Upon comparing the image with similar other ones found at different archeological digs all over the planet, the pair realizes that they all match perfectly. They're convinced that the image is an invitation, and set out on a high tech Weyland Industries ship called Prometheus to - just maybe - unlock the mysteries of mankind's origins on Earth. Flash forward to Christmas Day, 2093. The crew of Prometheus awakens from stasis to learn they have arrived at their destination. With highly-intelligent android David (Michael Fassbinder) assisting the mission, and chilly Weyland representative Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron) calling the shots, Captain Janet (Idris Elba) brings the ship down to the surface, landing next to a line of awe-inspiring structures that appear to have been built by intelligent beings. But when a small crew led by Elizabeth and Charlie explore the remote planet, the artifacts they find threaten to contradict everything mankind had been taught about its origins. But there's a secret in this chamber that's lain dormant for centuries, and now that it senses life, it finally sees an opportunity to escape. If it does, the trip that was supposed to answer al of our biggest questions about life could also be the one that seals the fate of every living creature on planet Earth.
Cast & Crew
Director
Ridley Scott
Star
Charlize Theron / Idris Elba / Michael Fassbender / Logan Marshall-Green / Guy Pearce / Noomi Rapace
Voice
Charalambos Dendrinos / Robin Downes / Sonam Dugdak / Reynir Thor Eggertsson / Wambui Wa Ngatho / Shin-Ichiro Okajima / Annie Penn / Wannaporn (Kay) Rienjang / Zed Sevcikova / Berhane Woldegabriel
Co-Star
Dr. Anil Biltoo / Matthew Burgess / Rhona Croker / Kate Dickie / Branwell Donaghey / Emun Elliott / James Embree / Giannina Facio / Vladimir Furdik / Sean Harris / Lucy Hutchinson / Daniel James / John LeBar / Philip McGinley / Eugene O'Hare / Jenny Rainsford / Florian Robin / C.C. Smiff / Rafe Spall / Louisa Staples / Shane Steyn / Richard Thomson / Ian Whyte / Patrick Wilson / Berhane Woldegabriel / Benedict Wong
Screenwriter
Damon Lindelof / Jon Spaihts
Composer
Marc Streitenfeld
Director of Photography
Dariusz Wolski
Hairstylist
Peta Dunstall / Nicola Knowles
Assistant Director
Max Keene
Sound Re-Recording
Ron Bartlett / D.M. Hemphill
Stunt Coordinator
Rob Inch
Set Decorator
Sonja Klaus
Makeup
Jana Carboni
Music Editor
Joseph Bonn / Del Spiva / Kirsty Whalley
Visual Effects Designer
Fuel VFX / Hammerhead Productions / Invisible Effects / Lola VFX / Lola/VFX / MPC / Prologue Films / Rising Sun Pictures / Weta Digital
Production Manager/UPM
Nikolas Korda
Animation
Weta Digital
Camera Operator
Graham Hall / Daniele Massaccesi / David Morgan / Gary Spratling
Special Effects Supervisor
Eddi Ketils / Trevor Wood
Supervising Art Director
John King
Animation Supervisor
Michael Cozens
Special Makeup Effects
Roz Abery / Valter Casotto / Conor O'Sullivan / Susie O'Sullivan / Neal Scanlan / Valentina Visintin
Makeup Designer
Aisling Nairn
Additional Music/Songs
Harry Gregson-Williams
Movie Critics
Box Office
3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] real science-fiction film this superbly-made, smart and satisfying throws off the light and heat of a fire stolen from heaven."
James Crocker (2 Jun 2012, )
Chicago Sun-Times
4 stars out of 4 -- "[I]t's a seamless blend of story, special effects and pitch-perfect casting, filmed in sane, effective 3-D that doesn't distract."
Roger Ebert (6 Jun 2012, )
Entertainment Weekly
"This is jumbo-size science fiction, with a handsome, impermeable titanium gleam....PROMETHEUS elicits ALIEN memories for viewers who have them, but works on its own, too, as a model of a contemporary sci-fi horror pic."
Lisa Schwarzbaum (15 Jun 2012, )
Hollywood Reporter
"[A] visual feast of a 3D sci-fi movie....It does supply enough visual spectacle, tense action and sticky, slithery monster attacks to hit the spot with thrill-seeking audiences worldwide."
Todd McCarthy (30 May 2012, )
Los Angeles Times
"Theron, who has clearly found her comfort zone with ice-cold roles, is strong here....PROMETHEUS belongs to the protean Fassbender, who excels as David, the spaceship's resident android."
Kenneth Turan (7 Jun 2012, )
Sight and Sound
"[A] major plus is Michael Fassbender's performance as David, the film's most rounded and intriguing character."
Michael Brooke (1 Aug 2012, )
Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] gorgeous, ambitious sci-fi blockbuster that wows with spectacle instead of primal horror."
Jonathan Crocker (1 Aug 2012, )
Wall Street Journal
"Michael Fassbender's David is a robot, and he steals the show. The theft is accomplished by a combination of smart writing and Mr. Fassbender's delectably minimalist technique."
(14 Jun 2012, )

Movie

Title
Alien: Covenant
Release Year
2017
Running Time
122 min
Language
English
Working Title
Prometheus 2
Alternate Title
Alien: Covenant The IMAX 2D Experience
Categories
Horror/Suspense / Action / Adventure / Alien Invasions / Monsters / Outer Space / Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy / Science-Fiction / Space Exploration
Synopsis
In this sci-fi horror film, which serves as both a sequel to 2012's PROMETHEUS and a prequel to the larger ALIEN FRANCHISE, a spaceship called the Covenant is forced to make an emergency landing on a seemingly idyllic world. Unfortunately, the crew soon realize that this paradise contains a terrifying threat: the extraterrestrial predator known as the "xenomorph." Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, and Demián Bichir star in this film from Ridley Scott, director of the original ALIEN.
Cast & Crew
Director
Ridley Scott
Star
Demian Bichir / Billy Crudup / Michael Fassbender / Danny McBride / Katherine Waterston
Voice
Lorelei King
Co-Star
Andrew Crawford / Nathaniel Dean / Carmen Ejogo / Alexander England / Tess Haubrich / Callie Hernandez / Goran Kleut / Uli Latukefu / Benjamin Rigby / Amy Seimetz / Jussie Smollett
Screenwriter
John Logan
Composer
Jed Kurzel
Special Effects
Vincent Desilets / Samy Lamouti
Director of Photography
Dariusz Wolski
Story
Michael Green / Jack Paglen
Hairstylist
Rebecca Allen / Lara Birch
Assistant Director
Raymond Kirk
Sound
Michael Fentum / Oliver Tarney
Sound Re-Recording
Paul Massey / Mark Taylor
Stunt Coordinator
Kyle Gardiner
Set Decorator
Victor J. Zolfo
Makeup
Rebecca Allen / Lara Birch / Tess Natoli / Rachelle O'Donnell / Lesley Vanderwalt
Production Manager/UPM
Dean Hood
Animation
Michael Augello / Nikki Braine / Nicholas Cabana / Roxan Carle / Sean Conly / Art Curry / Billy Dao / Julien Deragon / Alex Filipov / Patrick Heumann / Martin Lanzinger / Arthur Gil Larsen / Joseph Lewis / Aulo Licinio / Marilyn Marcotte / Andrew Mills / Christophe St-Pierre Paradis / Hennadii Prykhodko / Maxime Richard / Rameshbabu Morkonda Sethuraman
Camera Operator
Frank Flick
Special Effects Supervisor
Dan Oliver
Supervising Art Director
Ian Gracie
Animation Supervisor
Raphael Pimentel / Alexandre Ronco / Gabriele Zucchelli
Special Makeup Effects
Rachel Coenen
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"There are gross and eerie stretches in Ridley Scott’s new film, ALIEN: COVENANT, that come closer to straight horror than any movie in this widely imitated sci-fi series has gotten since Scott’s original ALIEN." -- Grade: B+
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky (13 May 2017, )
Chicago Sun-Times
"[I]’s an impressive technical achievement, with amazing CGI special effects plunging us deep into outer space and deep into the future."
Richard Roeper (16 May 2017, )
Entertainment Weekly
"[T]horoughly well-crafted....The confidence on screen here is the cinematic equivalent of the filmmaker rolling up his sleeves and saying that he’s got this." -- Grade: B+
Kevin P. Sullivan (6 May 2017, )
RogerEbert.com
4 stars out of 4 -- "This is one of Scott’s best-directed movies and one of his most entertaining overall, partly because he’s working in a genre, the science fiction spectacle, that he does better than anyone since Stanley Kubrick, but also because he seems to be approaching it almost entirely in terms of visceral impact and emotion -- as symphony of fire and blood, poetry and schlock."
Matt Zoller Seitz (15 May 2017, )
Rolling Stone
3 stars out of 4 -- "Scott's franchise newbie is a deft blend of something familiar and something peculiar."
Peter Travers (16 May 2017, )
The Atlantic
"[It's] actually pretty darn good....And it succeeds in large part by observing the simplest of formulas: Focus on the aliens, skip the metaphysics."
Christopher Orr (19 May 2017, )
The Guardian
"[A] genetic hybrid of a movie, which combines all your favourite ALIEN tropes -- faces are hugged, chests are burst, quarantine guidelines are wilfully ignored, a resourceful female officer provides the lone voice of reason -- with a spiritual dimension that explores, none too subtly, the nature of creation."
Wendy Ide (14 May 2017, )
Total Film
"Stark, uncompromising, hard-edged, and largely delivered with pleasingly underplayed grit, the film’s opening does a convincing and very deliberate job of purging the gleaming, vacuous sci-fi excess of PROMETHEUS in favour of something altogether dirtier, more grounded, and human."
Total Film Staff (6 May 2017, )
Variety
"[A] return to form for both Scott and the series: a hard-R horror movie, featuring ferocious, acid-dripping space crustaceans, a tough female lead and a bunch of dead-meat crew members."
Peter Debruge (6 May 2017, )

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