Review: Aliens

17 Apr 12

Aliens - Gets better everytime

How do you follow up a classic such as Ridley Scott's 1979 Alien? Enter James Cameron. Fresh off the success of his own sci-fi classic The Terminator (1984), Cameron, a self confessed fan of Alien, convinced himself he could produce a sequel on par with Scott's 1979 masterpiece.

Scott delivered a movie which is essentially a blueprint for a slasher film. The claustrophobic atmosphere of the Nostromo Spaceship and the extraterrestrial creature proved a deft combination in horrifying the audience.

While Cameron maintained the thrills of the first instalment, Cameron upped the ante, delivering an action-packed feature filled with women empowerment, ridiculously awesome weaponry with terrific set pieces and of course a tour de force performance from Sigourney Weaver as the iconic heroine Ripley.

And with this sequel pulling no punches, Cameron delivered a film on par with the first. A must watch for all.