Aliens ★★½

Remember that nuanced stillness that made the original Alien so atnospheric and beautiful? Well here's a bunch of trigger happy meat heads yelling, "mother fucker" and tearing through totally unimposing xenomorphs for two hours.

Only James Cameron could take one of the greatest films of all time and turn it into a by the book action shoot-a-thon. It's certainly not the worst thing that ever happened to the series, but we have this film to thank for solidifying the franchise as the depresssing collection of mediocre-laden cash ins which it became.