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The 4: Best Movie Aliens

Since we have never received confirmed proof that extraterrestrial life exists outside this planet, earthlings have to look away from the stars and towards the big screen to view alien life forms. This fascination started back in 1902 with A Trip to the Moon and continues today with immensely popular films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We want to believe and movies nourish the idea that other unique lifeforms could exist and that’s what were her to do today. It’s time to celebrate our favorite creatures from another world with ‘The 4: Best Movie Aliens’.

Xenomorph – Alien franchise

Courtesy: 20th Century Fox

Courtesy: 20th Century Fox

You can’t have a movie alien list and not have the Alien franchise be involved. Up until 1979 we always pictured aliens as little green men, but director Ridley Scott gave us a whole new look at alien life and scared the heck out of us in the process. The alien xenomorph is one of the most terrifying beasts in film. The face hugging organism breeds by attaching itself to a host’s head then impregnating a Xenomorph embryo into the victim’s chest to incubate. When ready to take on the world, the Xenomorph bursts from the victim’s chest and proceeds to kill anything in its path. Did I also mention it’s strong, has acid for blood and a retractable jaw meant for puncturing skulls.  The Xenomorph solidified itself as one of the top movie aliens with its box office and cultural success that is still present to this day.

Mr. Spock – Star Trek franchise

Courtesy: Paramount Pictures

Courtesy: Paramount Pictures

The first mate and science officer of the Starship Enterprise makes the list for his longevity in Pop Culture. Played by the late great Leonard Nimoy, Spock first made his appearance in 1966 on the original Star Trek TV series and continued playing the character (along with Zachary Quinto) in film up until his death in J.J. Abrams’ new take on the Star Trek movie franchise. Spock is from the planet Vulcan (even though he is part human), has green blood, pointy ears and a logical way of tackling life’s problems which made him a fan favorite. He also caused many nerd tears when he sacrificed himself to save his shipmates in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Spock gave us the phrase “Live long and prosper” and made a funky little hand sign cool for all the Trekies.

E.T. – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Courtesy: Universal Studios

Courtesy: Universal Studios

It’s amazing E.T. is such an enduring figure in the world of movies and Pop Culture. I mean look at him. He’s not cute at all. He’s got bad skin, a raspy voice, a weird finger and his heart was born on the outside. Yet through his kindness and his big glowing aorta, we have come to love this little being from another planet and wished we would have found him in our backyard. He can make your bike fly, heal your boo boo and even throw back a few brewskis while snacking on some Reese’s Pieces. E.T. also has the ability to summon tears of joy and sadness when the little guy finally phones home and catches ride back to his planet. If you don’t think E.T. belongs on this list, then you have no heart.

Yoda – Star Wars franchise

Courtesy: Lucasfilm Ltd./Disney

Courtesy: Lucasfilm Ltd./Disney

Don’t judge him by his size. If you don’t believe in the power of Yoda, you will fail. Since first appearing in The Empire Strikes Back, the little green 900 year old Jedi master has taught us so much. Yoda may have the wardrobe of ‘The Dude’ and look like a shrunken version of your grandfather, but the Dagobah resident is one powerful being. He can raise an X-Wing fighter stuck in the swamp with his little finger. Like Yoda taught us, “Do or do not, there is no try”. Plus Yoda’s fighting skills were a highlight in the much maligned prequels as he battled the evil Sith. It’s funny to think what started out as a comical little puppet in The Empire Strikes Back would turn into one of the most mythical figures in Star Wars lore.

So what Movie Aliens do you think should have made The 4? Hit me up on Twitter @TMtheCW44Critic and become a fan on Facebook to let me know your picks.

 

 

 

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