Few movie series can boast the longevity of the Alien franchise, which now spans eight films over nearly forty years. It’s hard to over-emphasise just how influential the Alien movies have become since the release of the first film in 1979. The alien has become one of cinema’s most famous, universally recognised monsters, while in Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley the series has arguably Hollywood’s most celebrated female protagonist.
With so many instalments in the series, it’s perhaps unsurprising that the quality has been…somewhat variable. With the release last week of the franchise’s latest entry, Alien: Covenant, I decided to go through and rank all eight films from worst to best, starting with: Continue reading “Ranking the Alien Movies”