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Watered Down Alien
on 27 October 2014
I hadn't watched this film since its release on VHS back in the early 1990's. I must learn not to revisit favourite films from my youth! -
There are plenty of positives - a great cast of actors who were huge in the 1980's, great creature effects and some great designs. The plot is kind of what lets it down. It explains it enough but it lacked bite that Alien or the Thing had. I thought the film starts off quite well but the final third was almost like they didn't know how to end the film and it is full of plot holes. The creature had an arm cut off earlier in the film which grew into a monster yet they blow it up into pieces at the end? Surely that just means there are a lot more smaller creatures now? Also, poor old Ernie Hudson's character. If hes been attacked at the end won't his body mutate under the sea?
The only extra on this DVD was the trailer. You could also have English, french and korean subtitles.