The 1979 science-fiction horror film Alien, by Ridley Scott, stands as one of the greatest horror films ever made. It made over $104 million and spawned a franchise that led to five films that have a total U.S. gross of $358,219,252. They topped our recent poll of alien monster movies and have become iconic.
Known as the "xenomorph," the mysterious alien creature has stalked our imagination for decades. This year Ridley Scott released the Alien prequel Prometheus and finally answered the question: Where did the aliens come from in the first place?
This infographic follows the path the aliens have taken through the five alien films: Alien (1979), Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992), Alien Resurrection (1997) and Prometheus (2012).
From astronauts to dogs to freaky clone hybrids these guys have seen a lot of changes.
Warning: Contains spoilers for all five films.
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Did You Forget About the Aliens vs. Predator movies?
The purpose of the graphic is to explain how the character have evelvoe from the the first film to the last. If I included the Aliens vs. Predator movies it wouldn't make sense.
The Aliens vs. Predator movies are set in the years 2004 and 2007. The movie Prometheus, which explains their origins, is set in the year 2089. If I included the "Predalien" (Predator Alien hybrid) it would mean that the Predators had the aliens almost a century before they were created.
So, we have to assume that the films Aliens vs. Predator and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem are not part of the timeline for the Alien films.
What do you think of the image? Did you have a favorite Alien movie?
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