I should clarify, not real aliens, but the film Aliens directed by James Cameron . This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the release of the sci-fi classic, and to celebrate the National Space Centre held a screening at the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium (the same place I talked about in my last blog where I saw Tim Peake get his honorary degree). Thanks to AstroSoc and the Film Society teaming up I was able to get a ticket for only £7 including a taxi ride there and back. I had seen Aliens before, and if you haven’t I’d recommend it. It’s got great characters, amazing action and just the right amount of scary bits.
After the film they had a “secret screening” where they said they’d play a film from the Alien franchise which had the most votes from the poll we completed when buying our tickets. I voted for Ridley Scotts’ Alien and expected everyone else would be doing the same since it is undeniably the best film in the franchise. However, Alien Vs Predator won the poll. I was disappointed, but optimistic; I’d never seen this film before so I thought I ought to give it a chance.
Alien Vs Predator is one of the worst films I’ve ever seen. It had clearly only won the poll because people enjoy how terrible of a film it is. I could not even enjoy that, I just wanted the film to end. If you are lucky enough to have not seen this film, don’t.
All in all, it was a good evening and I always love a visit to the National Space centre. To keep up to date with the events going on there click here and for more events like this maybe consider joining the Film Society or AstroSoc.
“Do what you haven’t done is the key, I think. ”