[history will place Prometheus in this list as well… then they’ll see, then they’ll AAAAAAALLLLL see]
A future built on a science that allows men to play God. Their creation? An artificial intelligence more human than human, forced into slave labor and born with a ticking-clock expiration date. It is up to an ex-cop by the name of Deckard, an ex-Blade Runner, to put down the last of the Replicants.
The tagline “In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream” defined the Alien film series, which owes its debt to Ridley Scott’s first movie that pit Warrant Officer Ripley against the acid-bleeding xenomorph. On the surface, Alien is a “monster in the house” creature feature, only the house is a spaceship and the monster is a mouth-tongue’d beastie that lays eggs and uses people’s chests as doors.