R | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.
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David's fondness for music from the Wagnerian opera Das Rheingold stands out because as of this movie, some parallels between the Alien franchise and The Ring of the Nibelung can be noticed: Like Alberich the dwarf, David forsakes love in order to forge the ultimate weapon. Alberich did it to steal and forge the Rheingold into the eponymous Ring, while David did it to use the secrets of Engineers to create the Xenomorphs. Like the Ring forged and cursed by Alberich, the Xenomorphs, David's ultimate creation, would bring nothing but death and ruin upon all those who sought to take them for their own and use them as the ultimate weapon. Even after David, like Alberich, is long out of the picture. Weyland/Yutani's obsessive and narrow minded pursuit of the Xenomorphs parallels the greedy pursuit by numerous characters in the Ring Cycle to obtain the Ring.
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In this, and every other film in the Alien franchise, the creature grows from a homunculus within a human body cavity to full adult-size in a matter of hours with no explanation as to the source of the additional mass necessary for such rapid growth. Of course, if such a thing were easily explainable by human reasoning, then the organisms wouldn't be very "alien" would they.
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Chinese version was heavily edited to get an approval from film censor's office. Beside violent scenes, almost any scene with an Alien was cut/shortened so you can barely see the creatures. The kiss between David and Walter was removed as well.
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