Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser
David Giler (Story), Walter Hill (Story), James Cameron (Screenplay), James Cameron (Director)
Release: Jul. 18th, 1986
Runtime: 2 hours, 17 minutes
When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story—all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.
There are a couple of parts of the plot I did not understand and was wondering if anyone could help me.
Why did villain, Burke, want Ripley to come along? Basically Burke wants to get ...
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This is James Cameron in his prime working in his element in a fantastic sci-fi action film that is a great sequel that stand the test of time as well as stands up to the tremendous quality of the original film.
The Sci-Fi Slob
A few characters in Aliens mirror those of the first film: Bishop the android for Ash, Hicks for Dallas, and Newt the young girl they discover crawling around the air-ducts of LV-426 represents the daughter that Ripley lost during her many years in hyper sleep.
It has a bunch of Marines all geared up and psyched to kill aliens and most of them end up getting killed by the aliens, but unlike the first film, the death scenes aren't really all that traumatic to the characters.