Aliens ★★★½

Every time I revisit Aliens I like it less and less, the opposite of when I revisit Alien. Of course Paxton doesn't help. And the lack of tension or thrills, especially compared to Alien. I love the 45 minutes of world and character building that make the rest of the film worth while, the relationships that evolve and the fact that it was so highly influential on Starship Troopers. Beyond that it's a pretty good movie that owes its continued relevance to Sigourney Weaver.

bbbgtoby liked these reviews