Robert’s Reviews: Alien

Hello Clever People! Welcome to my review for the 1979 horror sci-fi classic Alien. Before Alien: Covenant opens this weekend, take a journey back into the late 70’s where sic-fi is starting to become one of the most prominent genres in Hollywood. Watch as Ridley Scott perfectly combines the horror and science fiction genre to make a terrifying experience you’ll never forget. Click the link to watch the video!

Robert Burke
Robert Burke is a 15-year-old film critic currently attending Shasta High School. His love for film started when he was very young, and grows as he learns more and more about it. Robert expresses his love for film through reviews, which can be found on this website every Saturday. Film is not his only passion, as he also loves to act in local productions with Cascade Theater, Shasta College and Riverfront Playhouse. He currently lives in Redding, CA, and hopes to one day be a film director. To view all of Robert’s reviews go to
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5 Responses

  1. Steve Steve says:

    I haven’t seen “Alien” since it first came out.  I really enjoyed it and thought Sigourney Weaver was a strong woman.  Whenever I see her in a movie, I always think of “Alien”.  I’m not a Si-Fi fan today, but who know, maybe I’ll go see “Alien: Covenant”.  And I thought “The Shining” was FANTASTIC!  It was a great movie.

  2. Lazlo57 says:

    Being a fan Hans Ruedi Giger, Alien was a must see for me. He is the originator of bio-mechanical art. His work was pretty dark but incredibly detailed and almost photographic. He has left us but the genre he created lives on through his art in movies, music  (he did many album covers and even some guitars) and the many artists he influenced. This creature is the spawn of things we fear, which is why it’s popular.

    • Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

      I also was first drawn to Alien after hearing that the alien was a Giger creation.  His best-known albums cover has to be Brain Salad Surgery by Emerson, Lake & Palmer.  Giger’s artwork holds up better than the music.

      Not as well known is that Jello Biafra of The Dead Kennedys wanted to use a Giger painting as the album cover for Frankenchrist, but the record company wasn’t on board.  The suits were right—there are times when someone needs to be the adult. I’m not going to link to the painting, or even suggest where you can find it—I’ll just say that it was included as a poster in the album as a compromise.  You can chase it down on the internets if you’re curious.

  3. cheyenne says:

    I have the 8 disc set from the original Alien to Alien VS. Predator-Requiem and it is a fantastic journey through a classic sci-fi series.  The only one close would be the 6 set original Star Trek series though the Wrath of Khan makes the rest of the set kinda dull.  The X-Men series I enjoyed but the Matrix series I couldn’t get past the first movie.  The first and third movies of the Chronicles were good but the cartoon second one was forgettable.  Currently I enjoy Alien Resurrection, talk about some tough woman.  Today’s sci-fi movies are a lot better than The Fifty Foot Woman or others.  I do watch The Twilight Zone marathon when it is on though.

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