02 September 2010

Aliens (1986)


Hey, maybe you haven't been keeping up on current events, but we just got our asses kicked, pal!
So basically: Ripley's craft gets picked up after 57 years floating in space. She is brought to a large space station and woken up. When she tries to tell the proper authorities what happened to her, they dismiss it, immediately saying she is mistaken. They then inform her that the settlers on LV-426 have had no complaints about 'aliens'. After several months of labour on the ship, Ripley is contacted by the same people who denied everything asking for her help. Reluctantly, she accompanies a platoon of marines to establish contact with the lost colony.

I don't want to say that this one is better than the first, but it is definitely more hardcore. Where the first one was claustrophobic and slow paced, this one is action packed and more plot focused, rather than relying too much on character as the first one did. Also, Sigourney Weaver is totally awesomer in this one!! There's one thing tho ... Does this movie make James Cameron a hypocrite? This movie is all about humans invading another species' habitat (I kno they're not indigenous to the planet, but they were still there first) and then exterminating them like they're in the right. Then he goes and makes Avatar with the same principle, but from the other point of view. I kno, I kno, the Na'vi were protecting their landsand they were all happy and nature and all that good stuff and the Aliens were "evil" and blah blah blah. Psh! SAME PRINCIPLE! I wouldn't mind it at all because, hey, they're just movies, but isn't Avatar supposed to be all having a political agenda and stuff? I dunno, it's still a pretty awesome movie.

This should defs be on the list.

Ziggi seal of approval!

1 comment:

  1. Eh...I know people compare this to the first all the time, but I don't think it's appropriate. This is action, the other is suspense. That being said, I do prefer this one to the original, mostly because the characters are far better.