All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. 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.
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…
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…
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!
This movie is so influential to me that I actually named my whole internet "persona" on the phrase "they mostly come out at night... mostly". This was the name of my first blog, but I shortened it to Mostly Lisa for brevity and frankly people think I'm weird enough without the continual Newt impressions, which, not to toot my own horn, are pretty on the money.
This has been considered as one of the greatest sequels ever made, and with good reason. Sigourney Weaver gives a terrific performance. The cast is amazing. This film finds a perfect blend between science fiction, drama, horror, and action. The film manages to do something that is a rarity in horror films...have likable characters. The characters in this film are so great and likable, you care about them and don't want them to die. That can't be said for many horror films, especially with people who go into a horror film looking for the best kill and anticipating stupid characters to die. The special effects look amazing and are a huge step up from the last film. Has great suspenseful…
What a fantastic thrill ride I've just experienced! First of all, I must say Alien is my favorite horror of all time so I was looking forward to seeing this sequel done by James Cameron. I was aware of Aliens being a much different type of film and it definitely delivered the goods. The sci-fi elements of Alien are still here and the creatures are as menacing as ever. This sequel is completely filled with adrenaline and expertly made action sequences whereas the first film is characterized by the intense claustrophobic terror that is provided to the viewer. That being said, I could easily get past the fact that Aliens wasn't particularly scary, but it still made me on edge…
Top notch SciFi action. One of my favorites from the 80's.
"That's it, man! Game over, man! Game over!"
For many people the best film of the franchise and I can certainly see why. You got the bigger cast with a bunch of fun idiots. You got tons of weapons and tons of Xenomorphs to kill. And you get the first glorious look at the beauty that is the Alien Queen. Seriously I fucking love this bitch. I wrote in my last Alien review how much I love the Xenomorph creature concept. The queen though takes it to new heights. She is absolutely gorgeous. Really glad I have that awesome Alien Queen bobblehead figurine on my desk so I can look at her every day.
Aliens is without a doubt a…
A work of genius in both genre and directing.
Ripley is back and just can't keep away from that bitch. The women really is out of luck and does a John Mclaine taking on the alien once again, though there's more than one of them this time (hence the title).
A James Cameron smash that changes the genre from last time around and does it with style. The aliens should have stopped at part 2 but hey ho they need the money!
At first, this looked like this would live up to its reputation. A prolonged, lengthy prologue which, thanks to Sigourney Weaver's acting, adds a gravitas that is compelling. A melancholy through Weaver's character mixed with the spectacle of the effects that, even if you can see the strings occasionally, are spectacular still. Then it becomes a generic Hollywood action film, the predictability of the narrative and content frustrating. Yes you see the Alien Queen, and Lance Henriksen technically headlines a major feature, but even without the films that have ripped it off, this feels mediocre once it gets to the final half, never having any real emotional connect or interest as action sci-fi.
Lazy criticism, but it's just not my kind of movie. The score, the lumbering setup, the smaller roles written and performed as pure caricature, the twists you can see coming a mile away, almost nothing worked for me, with the exception of Weaver, Reiser, and Henriksen.
A perfect sequel, changing drastically the tone of its predecessor but remaining true to its characters and mythology, and keeping up with the quality. But of course, you knew that waaaay before I found out.
Let me just be another voicing of the fact that this movie probably shouldn't be compared to it's predecessor. But when a movie is supposed to be a direct sequel to another movie, a part of me can't help but do just that. And let me say that this movie was kind of like Alien, but without a lot of the stuff that made me love Alien. Don't get me wrong, it is a monster of it's own, and a well made one at that, it just can't even touch a movie as great as the first. But all around, this movie was still a fun watch.
The story itself is kind of a direct follow up to the first…
It's Mom vs Mom in this galactic Mother's Day extravaganza!
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