This was the last of the films in which i watched i always heard about it. It was highley praised so i thought i would just buy it before watching it and i dont regret doing that. The other films are really action/adventure films in which aliens is the best it is one of my favourite films of all time. The thing that makes alien brilliant is it is more like a thriller it is by far the scariest of the lot because on the other films you know when the aliens are going to come out. The alien on the first one still looks brilliant if you were to put it up against todays special effects it will still be up there it is trually amazing the way the creature looks and the film is 25 years old. Each death scene is amazing as well as scary and then theres the legendary scene in which the alien comes out kanes stomach. The performances are brilliant by each actor and the direction is first class when you watch the behind the scenes you really see what ridley(director) was going for in this film. Another stand out is the visuals such as shots from in space of the spaceship and the planet in which they land on and you can see the building it looks trually haunting and then when they go inside it, it looks amazing. The scene were you see a man straped to what looks like a gun. Critics would often talk about this part of the film in which there could be a sequel for it so you could find out what really happend at this place. There are many hours of behind the scenes showing back from the original script. I would buy this film if you are a fan of sci-fi horrors for definat but be warned dont be thinking it will be anything like the other films this is a horror not a action film and it does start of slow but just give it time.