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Aliens is one of the few cases of a sequel that far surpassed the original. Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley, who awakens on Earth only to discover that she has been hibernating in space so long that everyone she knows is dead. Then she is talked into traveling (along with a squad of Marines) to a planet under assault by the same aliens that nearly killed her. Once she gets there, she finds a lost little girl who triggers her maternal instincts--and she discovers that the company has once again double-crossed her, in hopes of capturing one of the aliens to study as a military weapon. Directed and written by James Cameron, this is one of the most intensely exciting (not to mention intensely frightening) action films ever, with a large ensemble cast that includes Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, and Michael Biehn. Weaver defined the action woman in this film and walked away with an Oscar nomination for her trouble.

Rating: 4.66667 of 5 (15 votes)
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Why this movie is better
Abyssus
2012-02-06 22:16:00

I don't know if it's safe to say it was -better-, but it was for certain better than any movie out in the same genre, even by today. It offered a very in depth look surpassing the enigma we knew in Alien. Sadly, this was part of the charm of the Xenomorph. We knew nothing of it, which raised the terror it wrought upon us. Then it was a creature of hell and shadows.

Now the Xenomorph, though perhaps more menacing, is much less enigmatic (though still shrouded by what we only know of human to Xenomorph encounter) and more based on it's cunning and strength. We came frighteningly close to personifying them when it came to 'Grid' in AvP. It was interesting to see Alien to Alien interaction in some of the scenes, but at the same time it was a little scary to see how close we came to stripping the Xenomorphs of their visceral prowess regarding their Hive Mind. But I digress...


Aliens was a trade off. It was action, it was intense, it showed a new side to the Xenomorph strength... their numbers. I was however extremely saddened that it took an entire Hive to kill but a handful of humans, trained Marines or not. As you can tell, I'm a Xenomorph loyalist. Down with Marines and Predators!

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Abyssus
2012-02-06 22:11:02

Sheeee didn\\\'t wake up on Earth. I\\\'m sure was mentioned, but I didn\\\'t go through all the comments. That needs to be edited. She woke up on a Space Station :S. Ripley doesn\\\'t go to Earth until Resurrection, which technically isn\\\'t even her...

5 Stars

Excellent
NAVYSPAZ
2010-05-16 19:13:49

Modern day films may have better graphics, and camera effects (aswell as costumes of monsters & other effects).

But no movie today can compare with such a well put-together story, From Alien, to this and Alien 3.

Exclude Alien Ressurection though, it should have never been made.

4 Stars

Loved It
anonymous
2010-04-06 17:18:14

I thought that this was the best alien movie that wasn't really a horror but the thing is, I think the aliens top speed was 1 mph! Seriously! I mean, come on! When the stuck his head out of the vent, those aliens saw him and were moving slower than ever, second of all, you could tell that they used puppets for the aliens, I think my favorite part about the aliens was when they blended in perfectly with the wall; oh, and that Queen was a serious BADASS!!!

4 Stars

Sorry to all you Aliens fans...
Pred Killer
2009-09-20 22:34:46

...but Aliens will never be as good as the original, never will it be as terrifying, and never will it be as epic as the conclusion to the Alien trilogy, Alien 3. It is a damn good movie, damn good, love the way they incorporated the 'full circle' type of theme, with the dominant female, and her male admirers scittering about, but it undermined them, made them out to be nothing more than space insects, for that I cannot forgive this film... 4 / 5

5 Stars

One of the best
Kichigai
2009-09-06 21:39:32

The movie RULED!!!!!there isnt much more to say. the arcade game Aliens Exterination was awsome to.

4 Stars

aliens my personal thoughts
tristan
2009-03-27 22:51:42

ok hello um, i gotta say i love the movie aliens and i love the game (aliens extermination-arcade)but dude why was aliens colinial marines cancelled in 2006 i think? any ways moving on this movie rocks, the reason i did'nt rate a 5 is because at the end, who cares about ripley?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! plus it's always about ripley so well unless i can change it that's 1 of the only thing that sucks, the second and last reason was their problemb with bringing back the aliens from the past like the mantis,scorpion,rhino,king and so on. man why did i just say that if al those were in they would go broke so never mind that but stil it lives on in my heart as one of my top 5 no scratch that top 3 favorite movies... have a nice day

5 Stars

amazing movie
predalien
2009-02-11 20:32:14

the best alien movie, imagine it with modern grapics

5 Stars

Damn good!
Matthew Peterson
2008-09-24 23:36:03

This was the best hit of the serries i think! i can watch it for days on end and not even care!

5 Stars

the best movie in the series
tim
2008-05-25 00:26:21

this is the best movie i have seen and i like the bit where the aliens come in through the roof

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