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Aliens (1986)


Movie Details

Title:   Aliens
Director:   James Cameron
Year:   1986
Genre:   Sci-Fi
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   01/12/2012

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Viewing Notes

Rewatch: Yes

I watched this movie on 01/12/2012 at/on/via Blu Ray.

My Thoughts

Got the blu as a birthday gift and so I had to revisit it immediately! Still excellent, though not as good as Alien. This is one of the few Cameron movies I feel has actually aged well in terms of the SFX, though there are some moments here and there where things do show their age.

I remember seeing this in the theater and being glued to my seat, loving every minute of the thrill ride. Aliens is the classic "Zulu" plot wherein the good guys hole up somewhere and slowly but surely get backed into corners by the bad guys, piling up bodies as they go. The Michael Caine film Zulu is the first time I ever noticed this. Dog Soldiers also uses a similar premise.

This movie is to sci-fi/action what the original Alien was to sci-fi horror.


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