Meh. I jumped a few times and the set is awesome but that’s about it. Its too slow for my liking.
For those who hadn’t figured out by the name, this movie is about people in space and an alien comes aboard and he’s not a friendly alien.
The opening credits are incredibly slow and boring. This turns out to be a recurring theme. The director tries to create tension with large scenes having no music and very little dialogue which is supposed to make us go “OMG didn’t see that coming!” when the alien appears but instead makes us go “finally, something’s happening…” which you really don’t want in a horror/thriller/thing. EDIT: However, after reading & replying to some comments on this post [thank you very much MYMHM, Geeky Fem, moviesandsongs365 and JOnKEnna for taking the time to comment!], I have learnt that the reason I have this view on the suspense scenes is because I was distracted by my brother’s texting [*smacks her brother*] and me and my mum talking to each other, trying to figure out what the characters are saying. So, I recommend you watch this movie in a setting and with people that are least likely to distract you. It will only work if your mind doesn’t wander and you don’t go up for a pee break.
The sound quality is terrible! Me and my mum can to explain to each other what we’d heard. We’d heard different things but managed to piece it all together in the end but most of what the actors say is inaudible.
You can tell this is a 70s film because a majority of the crew is smoking. No one is supposed to smoke in space! What the hell?! Also, mum pointed out that the black guy is always eating, which feeds to stereotype a little.
The cat did some great acting, though! Very good cat acting.
We analyzed some of the scenes in this movie in film studies so I kept pointing out to my mum about all the hidden ‘sex’ that was in this movie, like the fact the alien looks like a penis with teeth, the scientist guy gags the woman with a newspaper in a sexual way and its insinuated that the alien rapes one of the girls before killing her. However, this could just be my teacher reading into things too much but the fact the main lady at the end strips to her underwear does kind of prove my teacher’s theory.
Why would they design and create a self-destruct thing that takes ages to get to work!?
JUST LEAVE THE GODDAMN CAT!
I would probably recommend you don’t read the remainder of this review unless you’ve seen the movie because it will give away certain things that you don’t want to know if you haven’t seen it before.
I thought it was incredibly clever that they heightened the tension of the alien by having the crew not be able to kill it because it’s blood burns through the ship. Very clever.
Mum and I both agreed that it was good of them to leave the black guy and two women to be the last ones to live because normally they’re the first to die and it’s the strong ‘captain’ that lives. When the captain did die, I was a bit like “oh, so he’s not going to be the survivor… so anyone can die!” but I only thought that for about 5 seconds then I was just waiting for something to happen again.
The scientist guy is a robot?! Really?! That’s just bullcrap, seriously…