Alien was amazing
Anyone who thought the first movie was anything lower than a 4, really has no taste in good movies
FACT TAKING UP SPACE TIME!(About the Queen) Queen Aliens are significantly larger and stronger than the normal adults, approximately 4.5 metres (15 ft) tall. Their body structure differs also, having two pairs of arms, one large and one small. The queen\\\'s head is larger than other adult Aliens and is protected by a large, flat crest, like a crown, and they vary from queen to queen. In the second film Aliens, unlike other adults and queens, the queen had high-heel protrusions from its feet.
Egg-laying Alien queens possess an immense ovipositor attached to their lower torso, similar to a queen termite\\\'s. Unlike insect queens, there appears to be no need for drones to fertilize an Alien queen\\\'s eggs. When attached to its ovipositor, the queen is supported by a \\\"biomechanical throne\\\" that consists of a lattice of struts resembling massive insect legs.
In the original cut of Alien, the Alien possessed a complete lifecycle, with the still-living bodies of its victims converted into eggs. However, the scene showing the crew converted into eggs was cut for reasons of pacing, leaving the ultimate origin of the eggs obscure. This allowed Aliens director James Cameron to introduce a concept he had initially conceived for a spec script called Mother, a massive mother Alien which laid the eggs and formed the basis for the Aliens\\\' life cycle. Cameron conceived the Queen as a monstrous analogue to Ripley\\\'s own maternal role in the film. In that vein, some critics have compared it to Grendel\\\'s mother.
The design of the queen was created by Cameron in collaboration with special effects artist Stan Winston, based upon an initial painting Cameron had done at the start of the project. The Winston Studio created a test foam core queen before constructing the full hydraulic puppet which was used for most of the scenes involving the large Alien. Two people were inside working the twin sets of arms and puppeteers off-screen worked its jaws and head. Although at the end of the film the queen was presented full-body fighting the power-loader, the audience never sees the legs of the queen, save those of the small-scale puppet that appears only briefly. In Aliens, Cameron used very selective camera-angles on the queen, using the \\\'less is more\\\' style of photography. Subsequently the movie won an Oscar for Visual Effects. An adult queen was to reappear in Alien Resurrection. The original mechanical head previously used in Aliens was provided by Bob Burns, and was an altered design. It was repainted with a blend of green and brown, giving it a shimmering, insect-like quality. This color concept would be abandoned in Alien versus Predator in favour of the original black color scheme.
In the climax of the 2004 film Alien vs. Predator the queen\\\'s basic design was altered to make it more \\\"streamlined\\\" in appearance and its over-all size was increased to 6 meters (20 feet) tall. Other changes include the removal of the \\\"high-heel\\\" protrusions on its legs, including additional spines on its head and making its waist thinner because there was no need for puppeteers inside its chest. The animatronic laying queen had 47 points of hydraulic motion.
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) introduced a younger form of the full grown queen, albeit with traits inherited from its Predator host. Recalling the facehugger\\\'s method of embryo implantation, the Predalien uses its inner mouth to directly deposit multiple chestburster embryos into pregnant female hosts, also using its mandibles to latch on the faces of said hosts. This is explained by the Brothers Strause as a means of quickly building an army of Aliens before the young queen evolves into its sedentary, egg-laying state.
Alien is the best!!
Inspired 3 other alien films and two avp movies, not to mention that dozens of sci fi movies have copied the designs from aliens (and video games like halo and dead space)