Why watch this film?
They say sequels rarely surpass the original films, but the sequel to 'Aliens', along with 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day', are notable exceptions to the rule. James Cameron ('Avatar') took over from Ridley Scott and did what he does best: make everything bigger and more spectacular, with hordes of Xenomorphs to change the approach that the original had on the horror atmosphere. The result is one of the most acclaimed action and science fiction films of all time, which ended up consolidating Sigourney Weaver as the heroine of action cinema.
Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
Where to watch?
Available at home