Does Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’ still stand up?

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Just ran across this essay revisiting Ridley Scott’s iconic science fiction classic ‘Alien,’ which is a bit of a coincidence because I just watched it with my kids this past weekend. It was their first time seeing it and they were only mildly entertained by it. Problem was, they knew the story and the twists without every having seen it. “Cultural osmosis,” they told me.