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…
Definitely more of an 80's action flick which I know a lot of people from my generation love but is a negative for me. I really love the look and feel of this world but the characters in this one ...not so much. This movie even has me rethinking my love for Paxton. I like Ripley but not nearly as much as the first one. In fact everything in this one is a couple steps below the first for me and I am not even the biggest lover of that one ever. All in all I am glad I am finally getting to these movies but they won't be replacing Star Wars as my favorite franchise any time soon.
Game over, man. Game over!
Aliens is the sequel to 1979's Alien. But this time it isn't Ridley Scott directing, it's James Cameron - and he does it masterfully. This is a natural sequel, and makes the world of Alien even bigger with interesting characters, technology and a great amount of special effects.
Ellen Ripley has been floating in space for 57 years after the events of Alien. She gets found, and brought back to Weyland-Yutani and is questioned about the Nostromo incident. When she is fired for not securing the alien, she is met with a proposition from a man named Carter - go back to LV-426 with a team of Colonial Marines and kill all the aliens. Things don't go as planned.
With great performances by Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, Lance Henriksen and more, Aliens is one of the best sequels.
I think I prefer the suspense of Alien to the action of Aliens, but you can't go wrong either way, both are incredible.
"I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."
Aliens is a rare example of a sequel that's about as close to perfect as can be done. The first film is already a masterpiece and then here comes another, very different masterpiece to continue the story and expand the universe. Just like the first, the film is a work a creepy, dark art to look at and listen to. The music is tense, moody and, when it has to be, energized. Where the movie shines strongest is it's story and characters though. The colonial marines might be the most likable and believable group of 'victims' in any horror film. They are so genuine in their camaraderie (in their team-work and ball-busting) and all of the actors just knock it…
This is still one of the greatest James Cameron movies to date and a perfect sequel for another great (yet different) classic. Amazing pacing, dialogs and action. It has memorable scenes and it is a great sci-fi as much as it is an action flick. Always worth re-watching.
Alien Franchise Entry #2
Ripley: Get away from her, you *bitch!*
Aliens is one of the few sequels that many fans can argue outdoes the iconic film that proceeded it.
The film is set 50 years after the original when Ellen Ripley's escape pod is found. After being blamed for the destruction of the Nostromo Ripley is stripped of her transport license and has developed PTSD from the events of the first film. With the promise of reinstatement and closure by a man named Burke, Ripley volunteers to go back to LV-426 with a platoon of space marines with the goal of killing any Xenomorphs that may inhabit the planet. Would it surprise anyone to say that things only…
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…