there's a thing where you adds 'in my ass' to the end of a movie title, so here are some…
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.
When I was an agoraphobic psychotic 13 year old in 1987, my most prized possession was a VHS tape I had made myself by recording David Cronenberg's The Fly and Aliens off of HBO. I watched those movies over and over. I barely went to school that fall. I had not finished the end of 7th Grade because incarcerated in a for-profit psychiatric hospital for children, let out to go to an academic summer program, which was a bad idea because crazy, was kicked out, moved with my parents' dying marriage to a Marine Corps air base in South Carolina, and proceeded to not go to 8th Grade. Instead I watched horror movies on cable and the ones my mom…
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”.…
INFINITELY REWATCHABLE. Always a joy. Never gets old.
Side note: ever since playing the Resident Evil games I always think of them when I see this. RE and many other survival horror games use Aliens as the framework of their plot/gameplay. Limited resources, surrounded by enemies, survive as long as you can, confront the boss, blow up the place.
Ellen Ripley is so metal. JFC I'm so stressed out. I need to lie down in a stasis chamber for 57 years.
I feel like this works more as a horror film in the theatrical version. The director's cut adds some things I like (a few between Ripley and Hicks that I actually like, for one thing) but most of it is a lot of action that takes the film away from being really effective as a horror-thriller in space, like the first. A lot louder and a lot bigger, but just as fun.
Aliens shines during its action sequences, but not as much during the build-up in the first hour or so. It can't hold a candle to Alien in regards to its atmosphere or characterization. The majority of the supporting cast are pretty obnoxious and one-dimensional for the first half, but those who survive into the second half get more fleshed out and redeem themselves.
Of course, Ripley is as awesome as ever and could carry the film on her shoulders, though I'm unsure if some of my love for her can be attributed to watching her in the previous film so recently. Newt is an essential supporting character who brings out another side of Ripley, and is great in her own…
Much more action packed, and filled with bullets, flame throwers and explosions than the first Alien. It's a great movie, but I prefer the original one, also because in that case there was also an element of discovery about what these aliens were, how do they work, and what they could do.
Lesson learned: In this world, they let engineers design the appearance of cyborgs, instead of hiring designers to do the job. Or maybe they just decided that it's better to make them ugly to avoid any potential romantic interest towards them.
ALIENS the sequel to 1979s ridley scotts alien
this flim is one of the greatest sequels ever made!!!. The reason its one of my favourite flims,is that it has badass marines,you have ripley, LV426, an alien queen, and more. This flim is set after the events of the nostromo "Accident".Aliens is the prototype for every sci-fi blockbuster that would succeed it, and for James Cameron's entire career. I reccomend watching aliens its a flim with iconing scenes,classic lines,its truely one of the greatsest sci fi flims. Aliens gets 10/10 and gets an A+
Aliens is the prototype for every sci-fi blockbuster that would succeed it, and for James Cameron's entire career. It has a kitchen sink quality, and is rich with intellegently plotted detail. The effects team makes fantastic use of Giger's original creature designs; the aliens here look truly otherworldly, and inexplicably demonic.
Για κάποιο μυστήριο λόγο δεν είχα δει ποτέ το Aliens. Αποζημιώθηκα πάντως καθώς το director' s cut που είδα διαρκεί είκοσι λεπτά περίπου παραπάνω.
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