Aliens ★★★★★

Remember when James Cameron used to make proper films? You know, before he moved into the Mills & Boon and cartoon business? Well this was made during that period.

And this is how you do a sequel, not just more of the same, but taking a different approach, from haunted house to gung-ho war pic complete with acres of military hardware.

And what hardware, the drop-ship, the APC, the loader and the guns, lots and lots of guns.

If I'm honest the director's cut is a little too long for its own good and I prefer Alien just slightly over this one, but not by much.

If only Mr Cameron would stop wasting his time with endless Smurf movies, but it looks like he's planning to make them until the day he dies.

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