Aliens

Aliens

Aliens

James Cameron comes out guns blazing as he takes over Ridley Scott's director's chair. Shooting down the tense sci-fi horror of the original film, Cameron instead turns his Alien sequel into a full-on action-adventure which sees the humans (led by a returning Sigourney Weaver) taking the fight to the titular aliens.

Ripley (Weaver), the only surviving crew member of the ship destroyed in Scott's Alien, discovers a planet colony devastated by the familiar, vicious alien life form. One human survives: young Newt (Carrie Henn). As the marines who accompany Ripley are killed off one by one, and an all-female showdown brews between the alien queen and Ripley.

Aliens was nominated for seven 1987 Academy Awards (including Best Actress for Weaver), winning two for Best Sound Effects Editing and Visual Effects.

Best Visual & Sound Effects at the Academy Awards 1987.
1986Rating: M, Medium level violence, Low level coarse language137 minsUSA, UK
ActionAdventureScience FictionClassic

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Aliens / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Makes up for lack of surprise with sheer volume of thrills and chills.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A flaming, flashing, crashing, crackling blow-'em-up show that keeps you popping from your seat despite your better instincts and the basically conventional scare tactics.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The ads for Aliens claim that this movie will frighten you as few movies have, and, for once, the ads don't lie.

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