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Aliens


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   Aliens Review
Tookey's Rating
7 /10
 
Average Rating
8.32 /10
 
Starring
Sigourney Weaver , Carrie Henn , Michael Biehn
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Directed by: James Cameron
Written by: James Cameron

 
 
 
Released: 1986
   
Genre: ACTION
ADVENTURE
MONSTER
HORROR
SERIES
SCIENCE FICTION
SEQUEL
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 154
 
 


 
Futuristic marines investigate demise of a space colony and find themselves at risk from malevolent aliens.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Exemplary action movie starring Sigourney Weaver (pictured) as the survivor from Alien, returning to wipe out the creatures which attacked her last crew. The special effects won an Oscar; and though the story-line is mechanical and the intention frankly exploitative, it certainly grips the attention. The director’s cut has a clearer narrative, especially when it comes to Weaver’s rescue of a small child (Carrie Henn), and the additions make more sense of the maternal symbolism which pervades the movie. It remains unusual for action movies in the way it makes use of strong female protagonists. The film was much better received than its predecessor. although in reviewing it some critics seemed to be wondering if Alien had not been underrated.

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