I made the mistake of watching the "special edition" of this tonight. Except for a tad better opening, the added scenes makes the film waaaaay too long, and - to be frank - frightfully boring.
The weakest part is without a doubt its script. Whereas the other films managed to cook up a great story that evolved brilliantly around the characters in the film, and make us actually care about them, the third installment makes us twin our thumbs and…
"Aliens" has a rare quality. A VERY rare quality.
It is a rare thing to experience a good sequel, yet near impossible to stumble upon a sequel that exceeds its predecessor.
"Aliens" is damn near to accomplish just that.
James Cameron has a knack of creating legendary sequals, doesn't he? And with "Aliens" he shows just how to continue the story of a cult classic and making a new classic on his own.
Whereas Ridley managed to scare the crap…