directed by Ridley Scott
The scene: After Dr Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) learns that she is pregnant with her boyfriend, who just died after being infected with something, she is horrified - not only the place she believed to be a beautiful miracle is a hideous nightmare - something strange and unnatural (the fetus is growing very fast) is growing inside her. She manages to escape and go to Meredith Vickers's room where she finds the machine that is capable of performing surgery. Shaw is trying to tell the machine that she needs a caesarean but since it's mysteriously programmed for a man all she manages to do is to program it to remove foreign object from her body. She gets into the machine, with the syringe packed with painkillers, as her stomach starts rising. The machine manages to cut her open and remove the fetus. Upon seeing it, Shaw looks at it with astonishment until it comes to life trying to attack her. She escapes and leaves her offspring behind, locked in the machine.
The scene was Ridley Scott's answer to the famous birth scene from Alien where the creature bursts out of Kane's chest. While the scene doesn't exactly has the same shock factor it is certainly the most intense moment of the movie, superbly acted out by Rapace and something that no pregnant woman should watch. While the ending certainly disturbed me more because of how bizarre it was, that scene was very uneasy and suspenseful and joined the list of the most disturbing birth scenes I've seen.
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