Aliens (1986) Movie Review

Aliens is the sequel to the 1979 movie Alien. It picks up some 40+ years after and has a completely different feeling than the first. It’s really not a Sci-Fi Thriller/Horror like the first movie and much more of an action movie. The Aliens in this movie are so amazing with some of the best practical effects in history.

4.5/5 – Highly Recommended (Must watch for Sci-Fi & Action Fans)

  • Entertainment – 1/1
    • Edge-of-your-seat entertainment. One of the best action flicks I’ve ever seen. It does not exhaust you like a lot of modern movies.
  • Story – 1/1
    • Great story, especially with the backstory of the first movie. All characters do what you’d think they would do and everything makes sense.
  • Acting – .5/1
    • Ripley was fantastic, but some of the grunts were laughable. Probably intentional, but over the top and hokey. The child in the movie was quite good as well.
  • Cinematography – 1/1
    • Excellent with beautiful shots of practical effects. Camera work was on point and I loved how everything looked. Very gritty and “other worldly”.
  • Editing & Direction – 1/1
    • Well done James Cameron. You made a slow sci-fi thriller into a fast paced entertaining ride. Really striking fear into my heart about these aliens. Great editing and continuation.