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Alien (1979): A Classic Built on Suspense

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016. As a film critic, he offers no nonsense reviews that are meant to educate as well as entertain.

11 Responses

  1. Great write-up. Really enjoyed you approaching it from a different perspective. Also, I am impressed to watch an old trailer which relies on building tension and mystery rather than telling you the whole plot in three minutes. The trailers these days give away too much in my opinion.

    • Nick Kush says:

      Totally agree! I think that comes with the landscape of so many more big budget movies getting released these days that movies have to make sure they stand out.

  2. Steve says:

    I love your point about characters being pushed in our face. Great observation that Ripley is not initially presented as our heroine. Makes the story arc that much more powerful as it develops.

    • Nick Kush says:

      Thanks so much! I really wish this would be utilized more. So often do we have to just accept the lead the character. It gets frustrating after awhile!

  3. What a great summary and review of the movie’s strengths. I’ve rewatched the series over the last few weeks to get pumped up for Covenant, it was so great to rewatch it. I sometimes take for granted how strong a series it is… Alien 3, Resurrection and Prometheus included lol Great work Nick!

    • Nick Kush says:

      Thanks so much! Every movie in the franchise (except maybe for AVP: Requiem lol) has something interesting going on in it that expands the mythology. Seeing Covenant tonight! So excited!

      • Ha I have to admit I skipped the AVP ones, the idea of the xenomorphs on Earth never really registered with me but the series-proper is pretty damn solid. Can’t wait to read your review of Covenant, I’m seeing it Sunday myself so I’ll check back in then. Enjoy! Looking forward to reading your thoughts 🙂

      • Nick Kush says:

        Thanks for your kind words!!

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