R | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
57 years later, Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team during her hypersleep. The moon from the original movie has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
Like most films, the movie wasn't shot in sequence. But for added realism, James Cameron filmed the scene where we first meet the Colonial Marines (one of the earliest scenes) last. This was so that the camaraderie of the Marines was realistic because the actors... ...
Salvage Team Leader:
Bio-readouts are all in the green, looks like she's alive. Well, there goes our salvage, guys.
In the first film, Parker and Lambert died trying to collect more coolant for the cryotubes, implying they did not have enough already stored on the shuttle to last the 6 weeks they estimated it would take them to get rescued. However, in this film, Ripley is revealed to have drifted in hypersleep for 57 years. She should not have had enough coolant to last even 57 days.
As the final credits fade, there is the sound of a facehugger scurrying across from left to right.
$10,052,042 (USA) (20 July 1986)
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