11 years ago
The 'Cobra huggers* were mutated worms. Worms that came off of the crew's boots as they traversed the planet landscape.
The Squid, although I frowned upon this at first, clearly to me, became an oversized prototype facehugger which ended up impregnating the Space Jockey at the end of the film, a very nice touch I thought.
Visually, this film was absolutely jaw dropping, I was in total fan boy glee when we first got to see the pilot chamber and the Juggernaut (Derelict) - the scenes of the Jockey climbing into the chair and fusing with the biomech suit were fantastic.
On a final note, i'm sure everyone will have very mixed opinions about the closing 'money shot' at the very end of the film. I didn't have a problem with this at all, Ridley definitely paid his fan base some credit...
The film creates so many questions, and so much scope for discussion, I think Scott did us proud.
8/10 for me.