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Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979) is one of my favorite horror movies.

Aliens (James Cameron, 1986) is one of my favorite action movies.

Alien 3 (David Fincher, 1992, with the number raised to look like 'cubed' or 'to the third power') is so-so... interesting enough imagery and story once it gets going, but I hate-hate-hated where it began, negating the end of the one before it... Ripley and Newt spend the last act of the film trying to get to an escape pod - they make it (not without many, many deadly obstacles in their way, of course - this is not an easy task) ... they survive. They... are... SAFE. Next movie starts - Nope, surprise, there was a thing on board, and now THE LITTLE GIRL IS DEAD. PASS THE FUCKING POPCORN AND ENJOY THE REST OF THE SHOW. That's cheating. They ought not to have done that.

Alien Resurrection (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1997) was 'okay'. Joss Whedon wrote the script, but he isn't at all happy with how it turned out. Fine set-up for a '5' that never came about. Two Aliens Vs. Predator movies (2004, 2007) were pretty crappy.

Prometheus (Ridley Scott, 2012) looks super. Can't wait.
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