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?
James Cameron is the second director of an Alien movie to be left-handed; the first was Ridley Scott.
Salvage Team Leader:
Bio-readouts are all in the green, looks like she's alive. Well, there goes our salvage, guys.
During the initial briefing of the Marines, Gorman tells the team that a Xenomorph may have caused problems on LV426. This presents two problems. First, everyone seems to already know what Gorman in referring to (Hicks nonchalantly remarks that the mission is a bug hunt) even though nobody besides Ripley has encountered the alien and the Marines haven't yet read Ripley's report (which means none of them should have any idea what a Xenomorph even IS). Second, since nobody involved in the investigation believed Ripley's story, there's little reason it would have been given any credence by the Marines.
The ALIENS title forms slowly during the opening credits. The full title isn't seen until the opening credits are finished, and the "I" illuminates brightly.
$10,052,042 (USA) (20 July 1986)
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