Saturday, February 19, 2011
I personally did not enjoy this movie. I feel that I may have missed the point. To me, it just seemed like a bunch of gory alien horror. The only significant theme I can recall is the dangers of space age technology and the horror of encountering things outside of our world. Weaver's character seems to be the only rationally-thinking person on the entire spaceship who is more concerned about the well-being of the entire crew than the discovery of another species in outer space. She serves as the voice of reason among a cast of whimsical characters who tend to make rash decisions. Had her fellow crew members listened to her about leaving the alien creature outside of the craft despite the fact that one of them would die because of it, the majority of them would have been saved. = believe this serves to show the way humans are often very impulsive in the face of panic. e cannot seem to differentiate between the costs and benefits of our actions when there is so much at stake. It seems as though the horror and wonder of being outside of one's element.