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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Indulge me a little personal narrative on this one (or skip down five paragraphs).
The first time I saw Aliens was as a 13-year-old in the late 80s, at the house of friend with more lenient rules on video rentals. And we loved it. It was transgressive, a scary fantasy shoot-em-up with quotable, swear-filled lines. “Game over, man!” And it WAS a video game. There was an actual Commodore 64 video game. (Tried it a few times, couldn’t land the dropship, gave up.)
The last time I saw Aliens, I was a sophomore film student in the late 90s. And I loved it. The pacing, the design, the effects that were still holding up in the CG era. This was…
Amazing follow-up to the sci-fi/thriller classic. Just about a perfect action movie.
Esta me gusta aun mas q la primera. La primera es mejor, pero esta me gusta mas, Cameron hace un laburo increible dirigiendo esta pelicula.
"Somebody wake up Hicks."
Abandoning the slow, gut wrenching sense of atmospheric dread that made the first Alien so incredible in favor of a metamorphosis into a full-blown action vehicle, how good can this movie sequel be?
Pretty good it turns out.
Film 16 of my 2015 500 Film Challenge
I know most people prefer this to Alien, but I'm one of the few who doesn't, I still really like it though, the action is really good and the pacing is great, it's just the marine characters I found really douchey and cliche.
Personally, I prefer the horror of 'Alien' over the straight action of 'Aliens', but this is still a classic and well worth watching for its reputation and influence alone.
Let's pack em in!!!!!
You can tell I'm in a good mood and watching some of my favourite movies recently because I'm handing out 5 stars like a whore on valentines day.
This was always my absolute favourite alien movie as a kid. I spent many happy summer days running around with a toy gun pretending to be a colonial marine. Coming back to this after such a long time its probably still my favourite in many ways but my appreciation of Alien has quadrupled since I was a child, so this one and the first one are more neck in neck.
Honestly as much as I enjoyed it , feels like there isn't much I can say that hasn't already been said. You…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!