I first saw Alien in a theater in 1979. It was a field trip, organized by my high school biology teacher, Fred Granger. He wanted to contrast what a real ET “contact” might be like, to counter the too cute by half “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” that came out the year before.
I remember vividly tossing my popcorn tub when the face hugger exploded out of that egg to attach itself to Kane.
Since then, I have seen all the sequels, multiple times, but I have to admit that the original was the best, by far.
Then came the later movies. Prometheus, and Alien: Covenant.
Hill: The three Ridley Scott episodes are hands down, the crown jewel of the Alien franchise.
While Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection are action packed thrillers, with superb special effects, and some pretty great moments, they fail to match the immersive experience of the Scott produced movies.
Not even close.