All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. 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.
Did the math, and I do believe, on a purely technical level, "Get away from her you bitch!" does in fact pass the Bechdel test.
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…
Having escaped the alien from Alien, Ellen Ripley returns to Earth (in deep sleep), only to find out her ship drifted off course, taking 57 years to be retrieved. Meanwhile a lot has happened: the colonisation of the alien’s planet for instance. When the colonisers also find out about their mistake, Ripley joins a termination SWAT-team to get rid of the alien plague that’s terrorising the colonisers, but they may have underrated the dangers that await them. Aliens is Alien going full James Cameron. It’s bigger, longer, louder, faster and more violent. The action is therefore also highly enjoyable with some classic scenes I had already heard of without ever watching it - “that can't be, that's inside the room”.…
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…
Даже не близко с оригиналом. Оттого поражает тот факт, что очень многие киноведы и просто большие киноманы предпочитают данный сиквел оригиналу. Атмосфера огромной станции в космосе мутировала в пластмассовые войны в переливающихся корридорах. Вместо реалистичной команды рабочих, боевой отряд "Америка фак-йеа!". Со сменой жанра, сменилась и эстетика Чужого, как существа. Он больше не пугает, потому что его просто можно расстрелять из автомата.
This movie was like having sex while camping...FUCKING INTENSE!!!!! No really this movie was epic!! Sigourney Weaver was so bad ass. This movie was an action movie for sure! This first one was scarier but this one had it's moments of terror.
When I was a kid and first saw this on VHS, I thought it was about the most impressive, tense and incredible film ever made. Now I find it sort of tedious and easily the worst in the quadrilogy. There's still a lot to like. It's beautifully lit, the tech and hardware is beyond badass, the performances are fun and of a piece with each other. The alien queen is astonishing, but I kind of hate how the xenomorphs look.
I also hate how they're just canon fodder here, reduced to an indistinguishable hoard of flailing appendages, incessantly being blown to shrieking pieces. I get that it's a different direction than the first film and it should be applauded for…
I rated Aliens three stars the first time I watched it. I mean, not that three stars is a terrible rating (though for a film with the renown that Aliens has it's certainly faint praise), but it's a far cry from my rewatch rating.
Aliens basically picks up right where Alien left off. Ripley is floating in space in the same tiny emergency vessel she ended Alien in. Thus it's easy to look at Aliens as a movie of three main segments: her rescue and recovery, the return to the planet and its exploration, and when shit hits the fan and the attempt to escape.
These three sections keep Aliens moving at a brisker pace than its nearly 2 hour…
The common declaration is that James Cameron's Aliens is better than Ridley Scott's original film. Aliens certainly makes a case for such a claim - featuring great action, some incredible visuals, and a killer arc for its strong female protagonist (though it does lean on the idea that a woman needs to be a mother). Despite all of this, I think the atmosphere that Scott and his collaborators create in Alien is just too big a hurdle to overcome. Luckily there's no real need to put these movies in competition with each other. Thank goodness.
Action packed, full of bad-ass one liners, it takes the premise of Alien and ramps it up a few notches. That being said, I do still believe Alien to be superior to it in every single way but Aliens is still a very worthy sequel, not quite The Godfather Part II in my eyes but still good none the less. I compare it with Cameron's other work, The Terminator films, T2 had better action, the better storyline, it was just so much bigger in scale but nothing will top the original... same with with Alien/Aliens.
I'm probably more partial to Alien, but nonetheless, Aliens is a sequel that exudes that badass feel of testosterone fueled action. It's execution is great, and it makes for a fitting sequel to the 1979 classic. I loved the horror/survival aspects of Alien, but James Cameron knocked it out of the park by taking this in a different direction. They feel like two different movies completely, and that's actually a good thing.
Aliens is a shining example of how you create a sequel. Continue the story by raising the stakes, and taking the style of the movie in a whole new direction.
Ripley's still bad as fuck too
Film #12 in the '80s Sci-Fi Marathon!
Welcome back to the '80s Sci-Fi Marathon, where today we'll be taking a look at Aliens.
In this film, Ellen Ripley is awakened from a 57-year-long cyrogenic sleep and has to return to the planet she explored on her previous mission, and destroy the Xenomorphs once and for all.
I don't think this is a great film, but it is very entertaining, with likable characters, intense action sequences, a great score by James Horner, even though a lot of it sounds a bit too similar to the score to Star Trek II, I guess that's just his style, and some amazing creature effects by Stan Winston.
I'm going to give this film…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…