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Nice insight into the creation of Alien. Only suited for Alien fans and even I (true Alien fan) got bored by the many talking heads....
A documentary about a classic science fiction movie, which I personally judge as one of the best ever. This documentary is rather interesting, because it depicts how Alien got created from the very beginning. Lots of fun facts, lots of interesting ideas, but unfortunately also a lot of talking heads, who didnt have anything to do with the actual creation of the film themselves. From the actual creators (Giger, Bannon, Scott) we only get to see a few archive footage scenes and short interviews, which is rather disappointing.
There is also too much emphasis on the special effects the last half hour. AS IF the classic movie Alien only got famous for the chest bursting scene. What is firstmost the attraction and thrill of Alien is that we DO NOT get to see the Alien very often at all. It's the continuous suspense (without seeing the alien) that makes Alien such a thrill to watch.
This documentary is NOT interesting for the casual viewer, who has never before seen the classic Alien (1979). Better watch the brilliant movie "Alien" instead of watching this unfulfilling documentary about it...
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