21 June 2024
Aliens (1986)
137 min.
Directed by James Cameron.
With Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henricksen, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, William Hope.
Top notch action-packed sequel to the 1979 Ridley Scott classic.

Awakening from a long hibernation, Ripley (Weaver) joins a group of mouthy Marines on a mission to investigate a planet besieged by aliens...but now Ripley fully understands the death challenge.

Full of first rate action that - once ignited - never lets up, Aliens finds itself much a James Cameron film in the same way the original had Ridley Scott's stamp all over it.

Weaver's return as Ripley conjures up the same thoughtful magic from 1979 and here was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance. Long running time, but with so much suspense and edge of your seat fun, you won't ever notice.

Followed by Alien 3 in 1992.

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