Aliens

Aliens

James Cameron (1986)

131min
18 Certificate
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Our Score
Surpassing its predecessor in terms of sheer spectacle, this sequel to Ridley Scott's outer-space nightmare from director James Cameron is an outstanding science-fiction thriller. Sigourney Weaver wakes up 57 years after the original events unfolded, only to be told that the planet where she first met the alien predator has been colonised. When all contact with the inhabitants is lost, she's sent in with a crack squad of marines and hurtles headlong into a hi-tech house of horrors that delivers plenty of shocks and nail-biting suspense. Masterfully controlling the tension and moving the involving plot at a lightning pace, Cameron exploits everyone's worst fears and carries them to the riveting extreme in this consummate Oscar-winning fright-fest.

Summary

Lone survivor Ripley is rescued in deep space decades after an alien creature wiped out her ship's entire crew. She is recruited to accompany a military expedition to a colony on the planet where she first encountered the monster, only to find the aliens have been reproducing and there are now hordes of them. James Cameron's sci-fi thriller sequel, with Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn and Lance Henriksen.

Cast & Crew

Ripley Sigourney Weaver
Rebecca Jorden, "Newt" Carrie Henn
Corporal Hicks Michael Biehn
Carter J Burke Paul Reiser
Bishop Lance Henriksen
Private Hudson Bill Paxton
Lieutenant Gorman William Hope
Private Vasquez Jenette Goldstein
Sergeant Apone Al Matthews
Private Drake Mark Rolston
Private Frost Ricco Ross
Corporal Ferro Colette Hiller
Private Spunkmeyer Daniel Kash
Corporal Dietrich Cynthia Scott
Private Crowe Tip Tipping
Private Wierzbowski Trevor Steedman
Van Leuwen Paul Maxwell
Director James Cameron
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd Guidance: Violence and swearing. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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