All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
This Time It's War
When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story... all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.
The action packed James Cameron directed sequel to the atmospheric horror classic Alien finds our heroine Ripley once again doing battle with the alien thingys and this time she has some help from a squad of badass Colonial Marines. Space breathing. Maybe Jonesy really does have nine lives? The way Carter Burke pets a pussy. Alien dreams that would scare Freddy. Big business brouhaha. The dangling ash from Ripley's cigarette. Bootleg Apple FaceTime. Sgt. Apone and his badass cigar. Co-ed locker room. Vasquez could kick all our asses at the same time. Virgin rescue? Bishop's knife. The Bill Paxton scream. Hudson and Hicks are to Aliens as Parker and Brett are to Alien, they are the motherfuckers. Lt. Pansy Gorman.…
Part of Hoop-Tober
“I can handle myself.” “Yeah, I noticed.”
Fifty-seven years. That is how long she had been in stasis. Her crew, her friends killed by that...that thing. The Nostromo detonated, the stowaway alien blasted into hyperspace. And then hypersleep. For fifty-seven long years, Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and her tabby cat, Jonesy, had been floating through space in suspended animation. They might have floated forever had a salvage crew not stumbled across them. Carter Burke (Paul Reiser) says the odds of finding her escape pod were one in one thousand, but surely they were lower than that. Pure luck. Pure luck that she got out alive, pure luck that she was found. And what have the intervening fifty-seven…
There are very few sequels in cinema that have managed to surpass the originals and overcome the expectations of the first chapter's loyal & faithful fans. And James Cameron's Aliens does exactly that by taking the original story of Ridley Scott's Alien and expanding upon it in ways most sequels are afraid to as this second chapter is way more bigger & action-packed than its predecessor and succeeds not just as a great sci-fi horror but as a redefinition of action filmmaking as well.
The story of Aliens takes place 57 years after the events of the first film & concerns the solo survivor Ripley, whose account of what happened on the planet is dismissed by her executives as the very desolate planet…
I don't know about anyone else but I find reviewing my favourite films to be far harder than reviewing some ropey old load of shit that I've just watched.
There are a couple of reasons why this might be. On the one hand I think it is because I am more naturally of a negative disposition and find it a lot easier to hand out criticism and sarcasm than praise and encouragement. Then again, a more positive way of looking at it could be that I just find there is so much to be said about my favourites and it is very difficult to know when and where to stop.
Aliens being my favourite film, this is the most difficult…
The tension is so thick you could cut it with a knife! Think I gnawed my fingernails down to the bone before the film reached its dramatic conclusion!
What the hell happened! Saw Alien and got my sci-fi groove on, put this baby in and I got my butt handed to me on a silver platter! I was NOT prepared for a full blown sci-fi action thriller that would leave me curled up in a ball crying every time the aliens showed up onscreen!
Hudson made me chuckle, Carter the weasel made me so angry I wanted to wring his little neck, Ripley's adrenaline fueled rage grew hair on my chest, Aliens were so terrifying if I was a guy I'm pretty sure I would have experienced some beaucoup shrinkage!
We're all gonna die man.
There's always been debate if Aliens is better then the original. Some people even get mad if you disagree with them. I think that's actually a sign of how good this sequel actually is. The divide in opinion is actually because they didn't try to remake the original, but went out and did something different. If James Cameron would have tried to recreate the original movie with a plot of an alien taking out a crew on a spaceship it would have reduced this to no more then any number of cheap horror sequels we've been getting for the last 40 or so years. While the original was more of a traditional horror movie…
Despite a few plot holes, mostly to do with the false aging of some characters (where was Interstellar's logic when they needed it? haha), this was an extremely thrilling, though slightly dated sci-fi action film that still shares a couple pacing problems I had with the first Alien as well. But honestly if I'm complaining about slow pacing in suspenseful movies, maybe they're generally not for me! I also think there were some scenes of exposition that could've been cut from Aliens to speed it up.
I'd normally give a movie with this many notable flaws a 3 out of 5, but the powerful acting and special effects were nothing to be sniffed at, as well as that relentless climax.
do people actually like this one more than Alien
I admire James Cameron for being a revolutionary writer/director of 80's and early 90's Hollywood. His work on this picture alone would influence the future of filmmakers (Just look at Edge of Tomorrow and tell me the style isn't inspired by Cameron! Bill Paxton is also in it!) and even the modern video game industry. Developers also owe their careers to Cameron. (I'm talking about the HALO team and anyone else who makes sci-fi first-person-shooter titles.)
Rewatching this for about the 3rd time, I could not believe how well it has aged! I felt the same way when I watched T2: Judgment Day only Aliens and I are exactly the same age! Astonishing!
It's probably fair to say that time…
A perfect film is hard to come by. In my opinion, a perfect film can only be flawless. Aliens was that kind of film. I didn't find anything wrong with it.
Why? Well, the special effects were extremely realistic, the acting was amazing from all sides, and the music was unbelievably great. It became my favorite movie pretty quickly, and I'm not into horror. Some may not say it's a horror movie, but if it's scary, it's horror to me.
Very entertaining, becomes extra good after Bill Paxton's character finally died ;-)
Ripley is awesome!
The total vision and climax make up for non-plot
Teniendo clarísimo que es una película de hace casi treinta años y con el máximo respeto a lo que seguro que es una cinta que os voló la puta cabeza en su día, yo soy hijo de la era digital y os tengo que decir que siento mucho que hayáis tenido que crecer viendo estas cosas.
(Note: I watched the 154 minute Special Edition that was released on VHS a few years after the movie came out. I prefer it as it enhances certain things, such as the subplot of Ripley's anguish over her daughter)
Last night I decided to tip my cap to the late James Horner by watching one of the many classic films he provided a score for; plus, this is one of my all-time favorites and I've loved it since the 90's when a relative gave me several VHS tapes he used to tape films off of HBO and this was one of them. I happen to enjoy both Alien and this film but due to those nostalgic memories I prefer the…
Although I give them both the same rating, I slightly prefer Aliens to Alien. This movie is more action-packed, entertaining, and has a better story in my opinion. However, the two movies are completely different and I can see people's reasoning for liking the first film more, however I just feel this is a stronger movie. Sigourney Weaver is once again awesome here as Ripley, bringing even more badassery and emotion to her character. Her and Newt share great chemistry, and their relationship is completely believable. Michael Biehn as Hicks, Bill Paxton as Hudson, Paul Reiser as Burke, and Jenette Goldstein as Vasquez are all great in the roles, as well as everybody else. The story here is way better…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!