Aliens ★★★★★

"Not bad...For a Human"

It's not hard to see why so many people still hold this in such high regard. One of a very small group of films that surpasses it's predecessor in terms of pretty much everything. The masterful slow build up, killer action sequences, an endlessly quotable script, some of the best characters in a sci-fi movie (or any other for that matter), a brilliant score, and the fabulous Sigourney Weaver. I'm very happy to bring up the fact (again) that I met this lovely lady at a convention a couple of years ago, along with Carrie Henn, and they were both delightful people. All it did was solidify why I love this movie so much. I love Ridley Scott's original, but what James Cameron did with this, was nothing short of genius. Oh, and it remains Cameron's best film to date too. But then, that's another debate entirely...

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