Alien is one of my favorite sci-fi films of all time. The visual effects are outstanding for 1979, especially when they got onto the Zenomorph planet. Speaking of which, the Zenomorph is super terrifying and really cool-looking. The atmosphere is dark, scary, and incredible. The story is very good, however, the story is not the star of the movie. The characters are so likable and fun. Ellen Ripley is a great protagonist and is also brave and courageous. Lastly, this film is great at giving scares when the audience least expects it. For any fan of horror, sci-fi, or movies in general, this is a must watch.