ALIEN: Film Analysis Part 1 – Writing and AI

Alien is replete with philosophical and literary concepts. While the action scenes of Alien are intoxicating, the underlying elements present something much more profound. Man sees himself as the top of the food chain on Earth. The film overwhelms the viewer with a compelling sense of inadequacy, and that in fact, the food chain may continue onward and that humans might be prey rather than just predators. Is it only by sheer luck or human ingenuity that Ridley was the last “creature” standing?