a great technical achievement for an entertainment movie, but i don't think james cameron and i are a good match. the components that made me fall in love with the first movie so much (the artistry and horror) are lacking here (this is the exact same reason why i didn't love terminator 2 as much as the others), instead they added fuckloads of military. ripley was badass but i dunno. might have to rewatch.
action and visual effects were surprisingly good... or should i say better than i thought. direction and writing in this movie were horrifically bad, however. this film had way too many exposition and explanatory scenes to avoid plot holes or something. like what the heck was that plane scene grace telling dani that she is the future... i really liked grace and dani's relationship and the idea of dani becoming the leader of the future resistance, but that plane scene…