As Paul prepares to land on earth, Movies.ie picks three very different alien encounters…
THE GOOD: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
In the night skies near his Indiana home, power repairman Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfus) experiences something out of this world. His close encounter sets into action an amazing chain of events that leads to contact with benevolent aliens and their Mothership. Spectacular special effects, John Williams’ outstanding score and winning performances from Dreyfuss, makes Steven Spielberg’s 1977 classic one of the finest Alien encounters to date!
THE HILARIOUS: Mars Attacks!
The Martians have landed, and Earth will just never be the same… This movie has just about every possible comedic alien set-up, secondary story-line, and sight gag imaginable. A hilarious send up of a with a killer cast to boot!
THE TERRIFYING: Alien
In space, no one can hear you scream. But that doesn’t stop the crew of the Nostromo from trying in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece. In many ways a reaction to the fairy tale Alien worlds of Star Wars, Alien introduced an element of horror to space, most notably through H.R. Giger-designed creatures, which remains the stuff of otherwordly nightmares.