As someone who has seen all the Alien movies multiple times I was glad for the tie in. To maybe see how it all started. For that reason I give the movie a four out of five. Charlize(hope I spelled her name right) was good as leader, but was not her best acting job by far. Special affects in the movie were very good. We always choose movies based on whether we want to see on big screen or at home on dvd. This was a big screen movie, for sure!!!