It has been 38 years since Ridley Scott’s Alien hit cinemas and the world is still gripped by the enduring legacy of this science fiction movie franchise.
Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley was ground-breaking – her character was such a departure from male-centric science fiction and action films, and everyone immediately sided with the alien ass-kicking heroine.
Full of action and suspense, blood and gore, and creepy face-hugging creatures, watching the Alien movies as a child helped develop my appreciation of the sci-fi genre. The moment that the alien bursts from Kane’s chest is quite possibly one of the most memorable scenes in cinematic history.
After two rather poorly received Alien vs. Predator films, we’re back in space for Alien: Covenant, as a sequel to 2012’s Prometheus, which is in itself a prequel to the original 1979 Alien movie.
Confused yet? Don’t worry if you are because when it comes to the Alien franchise all you need to know is that the xenomorph aliens want humans dead, but they’re going to have a battle on their hands.
In Alien: Covenant there will surely be many casualties, although how each character dies is half the fun – well it is for me, anyway.
When you see Alien: Covenant whose side will you be on? Because, when it comes to tattoos, it appears that the xenomorphs are winning…
“We will and then we will blow it the fuck out into space!”
“We’re on an express elevator to hell, going down!”
“They mostly come out at night, mostly.”
“It was a bad call, Ripley. A bad call…”
“I guess we’re not leaving soon.”
“You’ve been in my life so long, I can’t remember anything else.”
“You’re all gonna die. The only question is how you check out.”
“Don’t be afraid, I’m part of the family.”
“I say fuck that thing! Let’s fight it!”
“Here, kitty, kitty, kitty!”
“Your ass is already on the line. The only question is, what’re you gonna do about it?”
“Yoohoo. Hey, fuckface. Come and get me!”
“This thing is really pissed off!”
“There’s definitely something in here with us!”
“Who do I have to fuck to get off this boat?”
“I’m the monster’s mother.”
“What’s in-fucking-side me?”
“Earth, man. What a shithole.”
“My mommy always said there were no monsters. No real ones. But there are.”
“Distephano: “I thought you were dead.” Ripley: “Yeah, I get that a lot.”
Originally published May 11, 2017 – http://inkedaustralia.com/2017/05/11/alien-tattoos/