Aliens ★★★★★

The most important aspect of the action and the atmosphere in Aliens is visual variety; if all of it took place in similar looking locations/sets, it would get boring pretty quickly, but Cameron knew that, so he made the sets differ in color, texture and size, which plays great with the sizes and numbers of the aliens. One of the other things he does is shoot a lot of close-ups which take away some of the focus of the audience of the sets and any possible flaws they may have. Ridley Scott's Alien is more interested in the technology and the architecture of that universe, but it's a different movie.

It's been a wile since I rewatched this bad boy/girl, and needles to say, it's still a masterpiece: Ripley is one of my favorite characters in cinema, and Alien might just be my favorite franchise.

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