We’ve just completed a full rerun of the Alien collection. I’m not gonna write a review for each movie, I don’t think that I know enough superlatives to describe how much we love the franchise. Instead, here is our ranking from amazing to excellent:
Alien: The original stays incredibly good, actually our favourite of the franchise;
Aliens: Much more of an action movie with more guns and more jokes. While very entertaining, it has lost a bit of its mythical aspect compared to the first chapter;
Prometheus: I know, the purists will go crazy, but we honestly think that Prometheus is an incredible movie and that it fits perfectly in the story;
Covenant: That’s it, the purists will never come back to our blog now! Still, I can’t help to find the end of the story a perfect fit;
Alien 3: Still excellent, but slower and darker. Enjoyable but not essential;
Alien Resurrection: An excellent sci-fi movie and a great Alien movie, but it’s the one that we find less amazing, just excellent.
The Expanse is an amazing TV show, probably the best science-fiction show of the moment, if not the best I’ve ever seen. It mixes all my favourite elements: a noire detective story, plot twists and space battles. The story is great and I have the feeling that, after the first season, we have only seen a fragment of what is going to unfold throughout the entire show.
The series is based on the New York Times book series collectively known as “The Expanse,” written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey). Abraham and Franck are also the show producers.
I won’t get started about the TV tastes of nowadays people, but it’s a pity that science-fiction shows are constantly under the threat of being cancelled for low audience. Happily, the second season is already being aired and, thanks to Netflix, the third season has been green lit. They even speak about at least 5 seasons. My only regret is that there aren’t more episodes per season and that there aren’t already 10 seasons out because I could spend a week on an asteroid belt right now.