Aliens ★★★½

Ridley Scott tackled stranded terror in deep space, then James Cameron took a turn and formed his specially cinematic landmark of spectacular production merits and emotionally skillful handling of diverse characters to form one of the most daring big-budget follow-ups in blockbuster history. A genuinely visceral story led by a strong, experienced performance from Sigourney Weaver, this movie is nearly flawless from a purely technical and filmmaking standpoint. From an entertainment standpoint, however, James Cameron has done a lot better.

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