Today is officially recognized as Alien Day.
The new “Alien” film from 20th Century Studios is currently filming. The 9th film in the franchise is from Evil Dead Director Fede Alvarez. It stars Cailee Spaeny, David Jonsson, Archie Renaux, Isabela Merced, Spike Fearn, and Aileen Wu. Ridley Scott is attached as a producer. In the new film, a group of young people in a distant world confront a terrifying life form in the universe.
The first film, in 1979, introduced audiences to the iconic xenomorph. It is a terrifying creature that has become one of the most recognizable movie monsters ever. The first film’s plot follows the spaceship Nostromo crew, who encounter the xenomorph on a distant planet and must fight to survive. The film was praised for its tense atmosphere, innovative design, and strong performances and is widely considered a classic of the sci-fi horror genre.
The first film’s success led to several sequels.
Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien: Resurrection each expanded on the franchise’s mythology. They explore different aspects of the xenomorphs and their origins. The sequels were generally well-received. Some were criticized for deviating too much from the tone and style of the original. In addition to the main film series, the Alien franchise has spawned several spin-offs, including the Predator and the Alien vs. Predator films. These crossovers brought the xenomorphs into contact with other iconic sci-fi characters and were generally well-received by fans.
One of the most recent entries in the franchise is Alien: Covenant.
It was a prequel to the original film and a follow-up to Prometheus. The film received mixed reviews from critics and audiences, with some praising its ambitious storytelling and stunning visuals. However, at the same time, others criticized it for deviating too much from the tone and style of Prometheus. Despite the mixed reception of some of its entries, the Alien franchise remains a beloved and influential part of the sci-fi horror genre. Its innovative designs, tense atmosphere, and iconic monster have inspired countless imitators and become a pop culture staple. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a newcomer to the series, the Alien franchise is a must-watch for any sci-fi or horror enthusiast.