[critical] Alien La Quadrilogie

The ship commercial Nostromo and its crew, seven men and women, returning on Earth with a large shipment of ore. But during a forced stop on a deserted planet, the officer Kane is attacked by a life form unknown, an arachnid that smothers his face.

After that the doctor edge pulls him back to the specimen, the crew found the smile and dines together. Until Kane, convulses, sees his abdomen perforated by a foreign body living, which escapes into the corridors of the ship…

Author’s Note

[rating:10/10]

Release Date : 12 September 1979

Directed by Ridley Scott

Film american

With Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright

Duration : 1h 55min

Original title : Alien

Trailer :

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A reference unwavering which is eaten every time with the same voracious appetite.

The first Alien will always have a special flavour in the hearts of the fans. The first of a long series of suites that will have its ups and downs but which will be able to add an electric touch to the crowds at each new achievement. However, if we had not to keep that one for me would definitely be that. Why ? Because to him it brings together all the elements necessary to make a horror movie out in the rules of the art, The voltage that is permanent and is one of the most beautiful crescendos in the history of cinema (the final is near perfect in terms of horror), the stage shines with a thousand lights during the two hours of projection, the bug blood has become legendary immediately after, and the created universe remains one of the most affutés to this day. Just with this film, you can feel all the genius of Ridley Scott to emanate from every square inch of the film.

Then of course a few backbiters will be able to report the ringardise of some stages and a handful of visual effects but report them as Alien date of 1979. Even with over thirty years in the meter, it has in my opinion not taken a single small wrinkle. While having a personality is incontestable, there is a little bit of Stanley Kubrick, a bit of John Carpenter, there’s a little bit of everything in this Alien that appears as a vibrant homage to the genre. A reference unwavering which is eaten every time with the same voracious appetite. Special Mention for the quality-juicy and without reproach of the blu-ray edition. A work of goldsmith for this great, very great masterpiece.

After 57 years of drifting in space, Ellen Ripley is rescued by the corporation Weyland-Yutani. Despite his report on the incident that occurred on the Nostromo, she is not taken seriously by the military about the presence of xénomorphes on the planet LV-426 where to put his crew… planet where several families of settlers were sent on a mission of “terraformage”. After the disappearance of the latter, Ripley decides to accompany a squad of marines in their mission of rescue… and face it again the Beast.

Author’s Note

[rating:8/10]

Release Date : 8 October 1986

Directed by James Cameron

Film american

With Sigourney Weaver, Michael There, Lance Henriksen

Duration : 2h 37min

Original title : Aliens

Trailer :

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With this film, James Cameron offers a very great show like very few others can.

It must be a little cheeky and a maximum of talent to dare to go after a masters indisputable of science fiction, the well-named Ridley Scott. This has obviously not cold in the eyes of James Cameron. Detaching almost completely from his elder, Aliens The Return leaves aside this tension, horror permanent of the first to propel the viewer in a torrent of action-driven testosterone-to each new sequence. It is very simple, this result appears as a Shoot – ‘ em-Up straight out of a video game. Explosion galore, hordes of aliens, more blood-thirsty than ever, bestiary expanded with the appearance of a colossal queen that acts as the final boss and in front of a girl, the only survivor of his colony, to accentuate the emotion and drama. With this film James Cameron offers a very great show like very few others can.

Of course, in my humble opinion, one loses somewhat in the foreign exchange leaving aside this feeling of permanent stress where the danger can come from any corner but we must recognize the ingenuity of a director who was not content to do a simple copy/paste of the first. James Cameron has scooped the meninges to break away with a paw art all its own while keeping the thread of the scenario. It is also this thread that it is interesting to rediscover through these first two episodes, since it will be the central pillar of the future Prometheus of Ridley Scott, prequel to long awaited who completes the most beautiful ways a franchise legendary.

Sole survivor of the carnage on a distant planet, Ripley washes up on Fiorina 161, a planet forgotten by the universe, swept by powerful winds. A community of twenty men saw it. Rapists, murderers, infanticides, they are the most dangerous prisoners of the common law of the universe. The arrival of Ripley will face a danger that will be stronger than them.

Author’s Note

[rating:8/10]

Release Date : August 26, 1992

Directed by David Fincher

Film american

With Sigourney Weaver, Lance Henriksen, Charles Dance

Duration : 1h 55min

Original title : Alien 3

Trailer :

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Just to be able to stand up to Ridley Scott and James Cameron, David Fincher deserves our respect.

Third pane and third director ! It is now up to David Fincher that the privilege of staging this predator bloodthirsty through a suite very risky for a career as a director. Why risky you might ask ? Because the ghosts of Ridley Scott and James Cameron will interfere in the mind of a spectator who will not forgive the slightest mistake. It is probably for this reason that this third installment is the most critical of all. Jean-Pierre Jeunet has had a heck of a chance to come and well after the storm. However, never parade, the work of David Fincher needs to be commended. Leaving aside the aspect of an epic film by James Cameron, the director lingered on as a kind of homage to the first Alien by returning to the frame narrative established by Ridley Scott. More minute parade to the counter, the higher the voltage soars. The staging is succulent with a photograph is very hot, and gothic in the sense that the impression of being in a lucid dream will never leave our minds. In short, we take full eyes for almost two hours.

Also welcome to the passage the ingenuity of David Fincher have invented a new type of predator. More distinguished, more aggressive and faster, the latter has taken the morphology of the wearer, a rottweiller. This physical appearance will give birth to a breakneck pace makes chases breathless in its last half hour, last line right which will conclude with the conclusion in the end more pleasurable than the franchise has ever known. As a result, a third component, has not been acclaimed by the critics and the audience, but which is defended in a way honourable in the face of predecessors that can easily be called the titans. Just to be able to stand up to Ridley Scott and James Cameron, David Fincher deserves our respect.

Two hundred years after the death of the officer Ripley, a team of geneticists resurrects the young woman by crossing its DNA with that of an Alien. The nightmare resumes. Aboard the station Auriga, Ripley gives birth to a son who is immediately taken away. Trapped, she tries to reconnect with his distant human past. Soon another ship joins the Auriga. Among the crew consists of bullies and mercenaries, Ripley discovers a beautiful young woman, Call, with which it does not take long to become friends.

Author’s Note

[rating:5/10]

Release Date : November 12, 1997

Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Film american

With Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dan Hedaya

Duration : 1h 44min

Original title : Alien : Resurrection

Trailer :

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A fourth episode would never have seen the light of day until the conclusion of David Fincher seemed to be the best and most consistent possible.

Fourth and last part of the adventures of this beloved Ripley, Alien Resurrection brand from the start, by the name of the director who is associated with it : Jean-Pierre Jeunet. How can the director-mythical Amelie, City Of Lost Children and I pass he found on the set of a film that does not glue in part in nothing with his dream world ? The answer is simple, he’d probably need to drive his throbbing with such a challenge. Only here, the little frenchy had probably not intended that the american producers, sharks thirst of greenbacks more than anything else, would leave a field of freedom very limited.

Apart from an excellent start, which is reminiscent of the atmosphere so unreal that disturbing of a Delicatessen, start-up, which reflects marvellously the universe of a director to the paw’s artistic undeniable, the rest is a great débarra in which the director does not know clearly not where to start. It’s simple, we will never know really if we must take this episode seriously or as a simple joke. Because if the Aliens are good of the party, they never find this savage bestial and sadistic side of their own. Big disappointment, huge disappointment ! This only confirms once again, unfortunately, that the powerful Hollywood will stop at no sacrilege to fill the pockets of greenbacks that he does not deserve. Will we pass the time a small wink of eye interesting to the legendary, The Thing of John Carpenter and a cast that has the mouth. For the rest, that this is the scenario pathetic, the visual effects are dated (Peter Jackson has done far better with less than 30 dollars) or will this be a hybrid in the face of a pet, in the direction of the moat. A fourth episode would never have seen the light of day until the conclusion of David Fincher seemed to be the best and most consistent possible.

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