MOVIE: Aliens

Warwick Daily News - - LIFE -

SBS VICE­LAND, 8.30pm, M (1986)

A se­quel to Ri­d­ley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi mas­ter­piece, writ­ten and di­rected by James Cameron, with Sigour­ney Weaver repris­ing her hard-as-cof­fin-nails space trooper char­ac­ter. Af­ter 57 years, Ri­p­ley (Weaver) awakes from her hi­ber­na­tion to lead a band of der­ring-do­ers and dead-beats on a mis­sion that will reac­quaint her with the goo-drool­ing aliens. The set-up takes a while to kick into gear and the di­a­logue is pretty down­mar­ket (unin­spired pearls from Cameron in­clude “Get away from her, you bitch!”) but that’s OK be­cause the fi­nal hour is one of the most re­lent­less, heart­stop­ping, hor­ri­fy­ing fi­nales you’ll ever see.

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