This is what happens when your car breaks down on a Sunday morning and you have nothing else to do…
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…
How To Bastardize Artistic Integrity 101, or, The Invention Of Capitalism Before Your Eyes, or, The Most Harmful Film Of All Time.
Cameron destructs any semblance of artistic integrity found in Scott's original film - no longer are we following the narrative of an intruder attacking a natural order but we are living it: Hollywood, the industry, has attacked and ruined and let itself get in the way of what may have been another breezily intellectual thriller. In the first film the Alien was an Outside Being encroaching upon sterility, but now, in Aliens, this outside being is the capitalistic studio system so hellbent on making things deliverable they lose all sense of individuality: yes, this is the first real…
My 3-year-old has been watching this on repeat for like 2 weeks lol.
Santa madre de la ciencia ficción, la acción y el horror.
Perfecta, desarrollo de un personaje excelente.
Hasta creo que me gustó más que la primera.
"Get away from her, you bitch!"
- 70mm screening -
If you show a mechanized forklift suit in the first act then in the third act you must use that mechanized suit to throw an alien into an airlock and blast it into outer space.
--------------Chekhov's mechanized forklift suit dramatic principle.
I get why people love the Alien films. I think the first two are very well executed action-horror films, and I even like some aspects of the third and fourth. But I think it says a lot about me and what I look for in a film like this that my favorite film in the franchise is Prometheus.
When I watch a sci-fi film, I want something more than just the science fiction. Aliens has some of that, as we see Ridley dealing with the regret of not being a mother, then having to protect someone other than herself, but it never really holds as much weight as I'd like it to. I do appreciate Aliens adding to the Ridley…
Happy 30th Aliens!
Anyway, I gave Aliens another rewatch, and while I still love it, it doesn't hold up quite as well as its predecessor.
I don't want to just go over its flaws, but anything great about the movie has already been said, and I cannot agree more with most of that. Its flaws are *mostly* little things and nitpicks mind you. Mostly.
I'd say the biggest problem I have with Aliens is actually the pacing of the final act. Even though it's an action-filled thrillfest, at 2 and a quarter hours, the last 20-25 minutes or so tend to drag on a bit, even if it is the climax (with some phenomenal stuff happening in it of course).…
i would let ellen ripley kick my ass in a robot suit literally every day of my life. it's not my favorite out of the series, but it's still a great movie!! has more of an action movie atmosphere than alien & alien 3, but that's james for you
A list that, if nothing else, proves the day-to-day usefulness of applied statistics.
Between 2015 and 2016, a series of…
Designed to cause shit. This is not an overrated films list because opinions are subjective. However I would love to…