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…
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!
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…
Review In A Nutshell:
Aliens follows the calm conclusion of Ridley Scott’s original classic, Alien, finding protagonist, Ripley, in hypersleep for 57 years. In her wake, she is informed of the death of her daughter, who died at 66 years of age; this shocking news penetrates her, we find a sense of vulnerability within her that was untapped in the original. Alien maintained its purpose as an adapted slasher film, one that understands the roles of its human subjects, either letting them be victims or heroes. Immediately once the film explores this human layer behind Ripley, it is understood that James Cameron has sought out to deliver a much different film than Scott’s. Hot off the critical and commercial success…
I was not prepared for the incredible awesomeness of this movie. It is ridiculously thrilling while still managing to get in some good scares courtesy of those insidious xenomorphs. But what really makes it a stand-out action horror film are the characters. Ripley is somehow even MORE amazing than in the first film. Newt is absolutely precious - I wanted to protect her myself - and Ripley's mama bear quest to save her is deeply emotionally engrossing and such a well-earned arc for the character. The supporting cast is great too, full of interesting, fully realized people you actually want to spend time with. I'm particularly fond of Lance Henriksen's cool and collected android, Bishop, who is seemingly on a…
Seen back to back with the original brings out the flaws in this film. Too many stunts involving the aliens seem to have that 80's A-Team look about them. While this one still gets the adrenaline pumping, it lacks the beauty of Ridley Scott's film.
Gorgeous camera angles. Amazing set design. An amazing sense of tension even when you know roughly how it's all going to play out. Worked around the alien's stilted, choppy-looking movement perfectly. One-liners aplenty, fire and explosions and just sheer heart-pounding fear. Glorious.
Aliens is by far my favorite in the whole series of alien the marines trying to get off planet whole discovering new horror in the planet of lv 426. I played the video game that apparently closes the gap on the story line but it wasn't that great horrible storyline. Anywho the movie is filled with action and suspenseful moments of this team trying to survive against unparalleled odds.
It's 2015 and still no actual working loader mechs.
The girlfriend's first watch. She asked me if AVP was next. I told her we're going to re-watch Aliens until she doesn't ask that question again.
The added scenes were rightfully deleted. Also, watching this after Aliens, I'm struck at how well-lit everything is.
Cons: Stupid damn marines
Über 50 Jahre nach dem Ellen Ripley dem Alien-Planeten entfliehen konnte, wird sie endlich gerettet. Wieder auf der Erde muss sie feststellen, dass sie sogar ihre eigene Tochter überlebt hat und der Planet, auf dem sie das Alien entdeckte, mittlerweile von den Menschen kolonialisiert wurde. Die Geschichte von Ripley und dem Alien glaubt auf der Erde niemand. Ripley verliert ihr altes Leben, ihren Job und hat auch keine Familie mehr. Doch plötzlich fehlt jeglicher Kontakt zur Kolonie LV-426. Die Chance für Ripley zu beweisen, dass sie die Wahrheit spricht.
"My mommy always said there were no monsters"
Fortsetzungen sind so eine Sache, auch bei der Alien Quadrilogy. Doch bevor es in der erfolgreichen und mehrfach mit dem Academy Award ausgezeichneten…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!