Aliens

Aliens

DVD - 2003
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After escaping an encounter with aliens, the only survivor is asked to return to the scene as an advisor for a group of disbelieving Marines.

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mammothhawk229e
Jul 08, 2017

Just about the best movie with horror, science fiction & kickass action.
Why not a strong female as the lead?
Good call on average looking Paul Reiser to play the slimy corporate executive.

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Maoisdead
Apr 13, 2017

It's interesting to compare Ridley Scott's "Alien" to James Cameron's sequel. Both are extremely well made films, from world class directors. But each also reflects the very different sensibilities of the two. "Alien" is colder, more precise, more haunting and disturbing. "Aliens" is a thrill ride from start to end, faster paced, more muscular and energetic, less serious, and sloppier – in ways both good and bad - than it's progenitor.

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TheSandoz
Feb 17, 2017

The successful follow up to ' Alien ', directed by Canadian James Cameron, this is is a slow burn sequel that ends in a nail biting finale.

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ManMachine
Feb 15, 2017

Favourite movie quote - "Get away from her, you bitch!!"

Yeah. Yeah... I'm sure we can all agree on this - When it comes to movie sequels (in the Sci-Fi/Horror genre) Aliens is, without a doubt, a colossal success. (Heck. I was pretty impressed, myself)... But, hey!!.... I did find some pretty annoying bits in the story and this prevented me from honouring Aliens with a much higher ranking than just 3 stars.

All of the annoying bits are, of course, forgivable - But, still, I'm itching to point them out to you, like you wouldn't believe. And, it all goes like this....

Annoying Bit #1 - 57 Years!! That's right - 57! Is there anyone else out there, besides myself, who isn't at all convinced about the plausibility of 57 years passing since Ripley (and her cat) nodded off into deep space "hyper-sleep"? It really killed me when the Space Salvage Team finally did locate them (by sheer accident). They were actually disappointed that Ripley was still alive.

Annoying Bit #2 - Newt!! Yeah. The kid, the brat, the rug-rat. She was so irritating that she made my skin crawl. She was, literally, a ball-&-chain around the collective-neck of the entire Rescue Team. I think that Newt should've been left behind as an alien snack. Yeah. She really should've.

Annoying Bit #3 - Yeah. I admit that this one might well be scraping the bottom of the barrel - But what the heck. This one goes right back to the original Alien. I would like to know where the hell the aliens' eyes and ears are. It's especially the eyes that I wanna know the location of - 'Cause I've freeze-framed dozens of shots of these torpedo-headed critters and looked real close at their elongated noggins and I still can't see where the frick their eyes and ears are.

Anyway - That about wraps up my beef for today. Hope I haven't turned anyone off of Aliens with what I said. It was all done in good fun, folks..... (*Watch "Battle Scene" video-clip*)

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JihadiConservative
Feb 07, 2017

This is one of the greatest movies ever made. It far surpasses the first movie "Alien". Everything from the story, to the acting, to the intensity, to the action, to the visuals is perfect and flawless. This is storytelling at its very best folks. Solid film, 10/10. Does everything Alien does but does it better.

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pcfabris
Feb 07, 2017

Just saw director's cut again on 100" screen home theater setup. The action and sound was just as intense as I remember seeing in the theater so many years ago as characters and monsters come alive full size. For its time period it's a pretty exciting movie.

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StarGladiator
Nov 05, 2016

[So sad that Bill Paxton passed away, his professional acting ability and talents will be sorely missed as he brought so much to each and every movie and entertainment venue he performed in - - his acting in this was outstanding, and played perfectly against the other cast members!]
My favorite among all the Alien films - - and the most realistic to actual small team combat [yes, I realize it is set in the future and mixed gender, but Cameron gets it perfect!].
Remember, please, in space no one can hear you fart!

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CallMe_AKA
Sep 08, 2016

I won't deny that this sequel was truly exceptional. And, yes, I'll even go so far as to say that Aliens could easily be viewed as being superior to the original. I mean - There's not many sequels out there (in any genre) that could boast that - But, regardless - I can only rate it with 3 stars.

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adrianzink
Aug 29, 2016

essential sci-fi at its best

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Dianehayden
Jul 26, 2015

simply put. ... awesome. the monster creation is spectacular.

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dickalan
Aug 21, 2014

"That's it man, game over man, game over!"

JCLScottS Oct 02, 2013

"That's it man, game over man, game over!"

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Saint_Mirin
Nov 18, 2012

"Hey Vasquez, you ever been mistaken for a man?"

"No. Have you?"

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Saint_Mirin
Nov 18, 2012

"This little girl survived longer than that with no weapons and no training."

Sunnchilde Dec 13, 2011

"My mommie always said that there are no monsters. No real ones. But there are, aren't there?"

Sunnchilde Jul 13, 2011

"Yes, the only way it would work is if he sabotaged certain freezer units on the way home. Namely yours. Then he could jettison the bodies and make up any story he wanted."

Sunnchilde Jun 25, 2011

"Ripley....Casey doesn't have bad dreams because she's just a piece of plastic."

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