It has Ray Wise and R. Lee Ermey, and that's about it. A really bad and nonsensical film made to cash in on the underwater movie craze at the upper end of the 1980s.
Over 40 years later, Alien is a film that still holds up. Some of the special effects may not have aged well, but the experience hasn't aged a day. This was the film that made cinema finally take science fiction seriously. It's a shame that the dementia patient standing in for Ridley Scott has seen fit to run the series (not that it should have ever been one) into the ground. The prequels only serve to ruin the mystique of the Alien itself.
A superb film by actor and one-time director Charles Laughton, famous for such films as the Hunchback of Notre Dame and Mutiny on the Bounty. Robert Mitchum is chilling as wandering preacher Reverend Harry Powell, who despite his seemingly pleasant outward persona, is actually a cold-blooded serial killer who has been bouncing around the Depression Era United States marrying women and then murdering them.
When he is jailed for stealing a car, Powell shares a cell with convicted robber/murderer Ben…