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Ever since the starship Nostromo made first contact in Ridley Scott's original 1979 film, the Alien franchise has delivered sci-fi thrills to audiences ever-hungry for facehuggers, chestbursters, and xenomorphs.
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Critics Consensus: Alien: Covenant delivers another satisfying round of close-quarters deep-space terror, even if it doesn't take the saga in any new directions.
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup
Director: Ridley Scott
Prometheus (2012)
Critics Consensus: Ridley Scott's ambitious quasi-prequel to Alien may not answer all of its big questions, but it's redeemed by its haunting visual grandeur and compelling performances -- particularly Michael Fassbender as a fastidious android.
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron
Director: Ridley Scott
Critics Consensus: The increased gore and violence over the first Alien vs. Predator can't excuse Requiem's disorientating editing, excessively murky lighting, and lack of new ideas.
Starring: Steven Pasquale, Reiko Aylesworth, John Ortiz
Director: Colin Strause, Greg Strause, Brothers Strause
Critics Consensus: Gore without scares and cardboard cut-out characters make this clash of the monsters a dull sit.
Starring: Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Lance Henriksen
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Critics Consensus: Alien Resurrection marks a slight improvement over its predecessor, but still lacks the emotional stakes that helped make the franchise's first two entries sci-fi/horror classics.
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Alien3 (1992)
Critics Consensus: Alien3 takes admirable risks with franchise mythology, but far too few pay off in a thinly scripted sequel whose stylish visuals aren't enough to enliven a lack of genuine thrills.
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance
Director: David Fincher
Aliens (1986)
Critics Consensus: While Alien was a marvel of slow-building, atmospheric tension, Aliens packs a much more visceral punch, and features a typically strong performance from Sigourney Weaver.
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn
Director: James Cameron
Alien (1979)
Critics Consensus: A modern classic, Alien blends science fiction, horror and bleak poetry into a seamless whole.
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright
Director: Ridley Scott

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