The movie Alien to me seems a knock off of Star Wars. Star Wars came out just two years earlier and was a huge blockbuster. The long opening of the movie of a ship somewhat lost in space made me wonder if they had actually borrowed some of the set from Star Wars. Futhermore, Sigourney Weaver’s character seems like a glorified Princess Leia to me. The Director Ridley Scott, in only his second movie, seems to be trying to jump on George Lucas’s bandwagon. It does take its own horror spin though. It feels like the ship they are on becomes a haunted house, space edition. The generation of the aliens in eggs and then later within the human body was very involved. Towards the end of the movie it seemed more like a jump out at you thriller like jaws or Halloween, just waiting for the alien to jump out and kill Sigourney Weaver at any moment. With the special effects that we have in movies today, I wasn’t as afraid of the movie as I would have been seeing it in theaters in 1979.