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…
Going into Aliens one thought went through my head.
How in the hell can they Alien? I have heard many people say this is better than Alien but that seems impossible since that film is considered one of the greatest Science Fiction movies ever
Well after watching it I have to say THEY DID IT!! This movie surpasses the original in so many ways its scarier darker and there's a lot more to it.
This is definitly the Terminator 2 of the franchise it has a lot more of the story and like Terminator 2 should of been the ending to the franchise.
One of the reasons is the acting Sigourney Weaver once again kills it as Ripley but this…
That tilted-head look that Ripley gives the queen when she realizes they won't get to walk out without a fight is pretty great. Then, FLAMES.
Also, the queen's furious, labored breathing is maybe the scariest thing in the whole movie.
9 out of 10
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I watched the Special Edition version. The suspense-building was effective and not heavy-handed, maintaining the "unknown" aspect of the Aliens, similarly to the first movie. This film definitely marks a transition from horror to action in the Alien series.
There were a couple actions that seemed to unnecessarily complicate things. When Ripley is having the standoff with the Queen, the threat of destroying the eggs was apparently enough for her to leave the area without harm. Since the area was going to be completely obliterated anyway, I can mostly only see personal vengeance guiding that action, although a facehugger hatching was the catalyst for Ripley setting fire to the eggs.
The cinematography was fun and interesting, with a fair amount of throwback to Alien, although I feel it didn't maintain the atmosphere or scale of the first movie, even though we deal with a much larger environment in Aliens.
"Get away from her, you bitch!"
Aliens is the sequel to the classic, Alien. This one is directed by the legendary James Cameron, and it is not just a horror thriller, it's now a war science-fiction action horror film. This film is well-directed, well-acted, and has amazing memorable action sequences and quotes. The effects may seem dated, but I don't care. I'm sorry to say this but I adore Alien just a bit more than Aliens. Alien absolutely scared me, and made me get the chills. Aliens may seem scary at parts, I think its predecessor is more scarier. The whole cast is well-developed, with a very strong performance from Sigourney Weaver as the iconic survivor, Ellen Ripley. I felt…
Pretty much the textbook example of taking a horror film and turning it into an action movie.
I haven't seen this in nearly 20 years and the thing that jumps out is that this film has incredible practical effects.
"We've got a really cool and original sci-fi gothic horror setting with an unsettling, mysterious creature at the heart of it. You know, just lots of atmosphere and mystery and psychosexual horror. People love it. So for the sequel... What if... I've got it! I have the perfect idea guys. No, you-- you have to listen.
Let's -- god, I'm so happy with this idea. You're gonna love this guys. Let's make the sequel... A summer popcorn action movie."
I hate this movie.
I only rate it what I do because I think as a movie it's perfectly fine and well made. I just hate that it's a sequel to GOD DAMN ALIEN.
Aliens is a really fun sci-fi action film and it was cool how it had a lot more action than the original film.
...nor custom stale her infinite variety.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!