An action focused sequel to the equally great 1979 horror thriller, Ridley Scott’s “Alien. Picking up, 57 years after the events of the first movie, which if you are unfamiliar with, you should also see that, with Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) being discovered drifting through space. Ripley finds her stories of an alien killing her crew is met with skepticism, the nameless planet is now partly inhabitant, but the colony there has never reported anything out of the ordinary. Soon, though Ripley is called back to help when contact that is lost with the colony.
“Aliens” is fast moving and exciting from the get go, Cameron started his career as a smart action technician. Before becoming pompous and self-indulgent with wildly excessive budgets, Cameron directed a couple of truly magnificent low budget sci-fi actioners including this one.