Big-budget special effects, swiftly paced action, and a distinct feminist subtext from writer/director James Cameron turned what should have been a by-the-numbers sci-fi sequel into both a blockbuster... read more
Directed by: James Cameron
Release Date: July 18, 1986
DVD Release Date: June 1, 1999
Stats: 26,201 reviews
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December 29, 2012
Ripley is awakened from stasis to find that she has been gone for 57 years and is being made a scapegoat for the loss of her ship. But then contact is lost with the colony on LV 426 and she is enlisted as an adviser to a combat unit sent to investigate. The vast majority of seque...
December 22, 2012
A film that expands off of the ideas presented in the original. "Aliens" is more of an action film but it still has developed characters and a story that is both intense and scary. It's an overall improvement over its predecessor and one of the greatest science-fiction films ever...
November 12, 2012
The impossibly superior and a loving ode to the original Alien film, Aliens is much more intense, violent, horrifying, and impossibly fast. In relation to the original film James Cameron obviously did main character and protagonist Ellen Ripley justice. The original (directed by ...
November 8, 2012
James Cameron's thrill-a-minute action spectacle is an impeccably executed masterpiece, that not only honors the original, but improves upon it. I have nothing but love for the first film, but in terms of sheer adrenaline, Aliens takes home the trophy on any given day.
October 13, 2012
An instant classic that surpasses the original in every way possiable. One of the greatest sequels ever made. Director, James Cameron does a smashingly good job. A masterpiece in its own right. A perfect blend of terrifing horror, brilliant science fiction and explosive action. A...
October 13, 2012
August 7, 2012
An incredible sequel which almosts towers over the orginal masterpiece. This work of genius is directed by James Cameron and has Sigourney Weaver reprising her role as Ripley. Sci-Fi's greatest creature has returned with a vengeance. With plenty of action, terror and iconic phras...
July 22, 2012fb1664868775
James Cameron's big-budget, action packed continuation of Ridley Scott's Alien is the ultimate popcorn flick. a great sequel and the definition of a summer blockbuster, you couldn't ask for a better time at the movies.
June 24, 2012
Much better and more exciting than Ridley Scott's overrated Alien. Director James Cameron succeeds in creating a atmosphere so nightmarish and uneasy that viewer literally feels that the air is running out from the room.
Aliens certainly would be a better film without all the ma...
June 24, 2012
There has only been a small handful of sequels in history that have bettered there predecessors, Aliens is naturally one of them. As much as I love movies that are slow, atmospheric and nail biting I pre...
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