Macabre...ish Horror Review: Aliens

 

 

 

 

Aliens, 1986/ 137 min. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) awakes from stasis 57 years later

 

 

and is rescued and debriefed by Weiland Corp., but they doubt her story of the crews’ death and why she had to destroy the ship, the Nostromo. As a result her license to fly and privileges as a flight officer are revoked. 

 

 

When there is no communication with the Terraforming Colony, Hadley’s Hope,   returns to the moon where she encountered the Aliens before. This time Ripley is sent back and accompanied by Colonial Marines and an Android, Bishop (Lance Henriksen) on the USS Sulacoto investigate the situation.

 

 

The location of this colony is near the location of the derelict ship where her former crew made contact with alien eggs. The orders are to destroy these organisms.

 

 

They arrive to discover the colony deserted, signs of struggle, barricades, evidence of alien activity and a lone child, Newt (Carrie Henn). At the center of the station they discover a nest, full of cocooned colonists, at this point Ripley asserts command, being the only person experienced in this situation. During the chaos and death, it is discovered that a greedy Burke (Paul Reiser) Weyland representative, sent colonials to collect eggs to be used in biological weaponry and that’s the original catalyst of this tragedy. 

 

And once again, Ripley is desperately trying to fight off the Queen before she, Hicks (Michael Biehn) and Newt are killed. 

 

 

In the end, Ripley dons the exoskeleton cargo loader to save them and expel the queen, through the airlock into space.

 

 

I still love this franchise and this one may be my favorite. Great cast! Lots of recognizable cast (RIP Bill Paxton) and this one is scarier than the first. Great sci-fi horror!

 

 

 

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