Alas, I wish I could say the same. I thought the movie was very original until the Captain, arghh, the Captain! commits the number one script writing sin in horror movies. He crawls into a tight enclosed space which is a known hide out of the movie's premise, without escort, armed or not! The movie lost me at this point. And was only made happy when Ripley dispatches the monster using a method that I should have seen 45 minutes earlier. I'd be happier if it was Ash's idea to have Dallas commit suicide, I mean go after the monster alone, but I don't remember anything in the dialogue to this effect.