Newest Alien film

Yesterday I went to see the latest Alien film. Like the others it feature Sigourney Weaver as a woman, who, just like was the case in the first Alien film, has been employed by a heartless corporation, which sends men and women into the far reaches of space, exposing them to extreme dangers, with only one motivation: Profit!


Very early in the film it is made clear that conflict with the aliens already populating the planet, called Pandora, is inevitable. All the time I must admit that I was hoping for some of the humans to act responsibly and just say:

I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

That should have wiped out the alien menace once and for all – but of course, just like all the other Alien films, the people in charge make all the wrong decisions. However the lack of nukes being launched does make for a much more entertaining film.


The film, and in particular the special effects used to produce the landscape and the aliens, is stunning. There is a high pace throughout and although it lasts over 2 and a half hours, the film never gets boring.


Definitely worth seeing.

Nixon for president!

I went to see The Watchmen yesterday. I have never read the original comics and I more or less expected something similar to X-Men. However I was in for a pleasant surprise. The characters and their internal relations were described in much detail, giving life and substance (beyond the good/evil label) to the humans behind the masks.

The Watchmen is properly the first film that several times while watching has made me think that sure is a cool soundtrack. It consists of famous tunes from the last century underlining the story being told in an elegant way.

If the film is as pleasant an experience for the true fans as it was for me I will let others judge, but it was great entertainment for me on a Tuesday night.