Monday, November 12, 2012

Movie of the Week – Aliens

This week’s movie: Aliens (1986).

The action sci-fi adventure sequel to Alien is about Ripley’s return, after being in stasis for fifty seven years, to the planet on which she encountered the deadly alien species that killed everyone else in her crew. Only this time, it has been colonized by miners who are in grave danger and have lost contact. Ripley joins a group of marines with the mission of rescuing any survivors.

The film is written and directed by James Cameron (following up his breakthrough hit The Terminator), who brought a lot more of an action-film vibe to it, compared to Alien. It features a score from James Horner, cinematography from Adrian Biddle and production design from Peter Lamont.

It stars Sigourney Weaver, with Carrie Henn (they mostly come at night… mostly), Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton (That’s it man, game over man, game over! What the fuck are we gonna do now?), and Jenette Goldstein in support.

While Ridley Scott’s Alien is more of a hard sci-fi thriller/horror film, Aliens is much more a fun and entertaining (and personally I like it more). It is a must-see for fans of sci-fi action movies, as this is one of the best (try seeing the director’s cut).

Trailer: Here
Available on: Blu-ray and DVD

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