How this changed my life — 3 years ago
I don’t really like scary movies (make me jumpy), so I never saw Alien before. This has caused an outrage amongst my (all male) coworkers and they’ve been teasing me ever since they found out (so that’s for some years now).
But I bit the bullet last night, brought in a volunteer to hold my hand and squinted through the scary parts. That alien thing is really gross! And it was creepy, especially the parts where you can tell by the music that it’s going to appear out of some corner any second now.
However. That last part is what makes the movie so good, it’s the atmosphere and the suspense. They don’t show the alien in much detail, but the build-up and the sudden flashes sure managed to raise all the hairs on my arms. Worth watching for the brilliant execution.
And now – aha – my life shall be changed! I won’t be the butt of Alien jokes any longer!
On the down(?) side, my volunteer seemed to enjoy me crushing his hand, and insists we finish the entire movie franchise. I thought only the original one was any good. Or have I been misinformed?