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Aliens by James Cameron

Aliens (original 1986; edition 1986)

by James Cameron (Director), Gale Annie Hurd (Production.), James Cameron (Writing.), Sigourney Weaver (Cast.), James Cameron (Author)4 more, David Giler (Author), Walter Will (Author), Dan O'Bannon (Author), Ronald Shusett (Author)

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Authors:James Cameron
Other authors:Gale Annie Hurd (Production.), James Cameron (Writing.), Sigourney Weaver (Cast.), James Cameron (Author), David Giler (Author)3 more, Walter Will (Author), Dan O'Bannon (Author), Ronald Shusett (Author)
Info:United States : 20th Century Fox, 1986
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Tags:film, science fiction, horror, DVD

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Aliens [1986 film] by James Cameron (Director) (1986)



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Space marines visit a colony infested by deadly aliens.

There's a lot of action movie cliches and general James Camerony corniness that comes pretty close to wrecking it, but overall it's extremely effective. And it's a lot scarier than I'd remembered it being.

Concept: A
Story: B
Characters: C
Dialog: D
Pacing: A
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: A
Acting: C
Music: C

Enjoyment: A plus

GPA: 2.9/4 ( )
  comfypants | Feb 3, 2016 |
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Aliens is one of the few cases of a sequel that far surpassed the original. Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley, who awakens on Earth only to discover that she has been hibernating in space so long that everyone she knows is dead. Then she is talked into traveling (along with a squad of Marines) to a planet under assault by the same aliens that nearly killed her. Once she gets there, she finds a lost little girl who triggers her maternal instincts--and she discovers that the company has once again double-crossed her, in hopes of capturing one of the aliens to study as a military weapon. Directed and written by James Cameron, this is one of the most intensely exciting (not to mention intensely frightening) action films ever, with a large ensemble cast that includes Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, and Michael Biehn. Weaver defined the action woman in this film and walked away with an Oscar nomination for her trouble. --Marshall Fine
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Cameron, JamesDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cameron, JamesScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Biehn, MichaelActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Henriksen, LanceActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Horner, JamesComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hurd, Gale AnneProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paxton, BillActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reiser, PaulActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Weaver, SigourneyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carroll, GordonProducersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Foster, Alan DeanAdaptersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Giger, H.R.Designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Goldstein, JenetteActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Henn, CarrieActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hiller, ColetteActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hope, WilliamActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hurd, Gale AnnieProduction.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kash, DanielActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lance HenriksenAtorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Matthews, AlActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Michael BiehnAtorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paul ReiserAtorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rolston, MarkActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ross, RiccoActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Scott, Cynthia DaleActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tipping, TIpActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Will, WalterAuthorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Winston, StanDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The planet from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? -IMDB
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