Aliens1986 | James Cameron
The planet from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?
Sigourney Weaver | Carrie Henn | Michael Biehn | Paul Reiser | Lance Henriksen | Bill Paxton | Jenette Goldstein | William Hope | Al Matthews | Mark Rolston | Ricco Ross | Colette Hiller | Daniel Kash | Cynthia Dale Scott | Tip Tipping
|Carsten Sørensen 2014-07-28|
This time it is war.
As the title indicates, we now have several alien creatures. The alien monster was nearly impossible to kill in the first movie. This time the humans have got more firepower and are actually able to kick serious butt.
Most of the characters are close to marine stereotypes, but the cast is really strong. Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton and Lance Henriksen are all performing very well and play some of their most iconic roles. Sigourney Weaver got an Oscar nomination for her performance. The movie was nominated for 7 Oscars which was very unusual for a sci-fi/action movie in 1986.
I like most James Cameron movies from the 1980s and the 1990s, and this is no exception. James Cameron is (was?) a truly a brilliant action director. Aliens contains no CGI. The Alien creatures still look good. Some of the matte painting and the miniatures look a bit fake, but I guess that is OK, when you consider the movie is from 1986. The power loader vs. alien queen sequence is still very impressive (sorry about the spoiler).
Although Alien and Aliens did not invent the sci-fi genre, they both had a huge effect on both comics, movies and games. This is not just a movie about slimy monsters. Aliens is probably one of the best sci-fi/action movie I have ever watched.