R | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
The phrase "nuke from orbit" referring to Ripley's drastic solution to the alien infestation has gone into the common vernacular as a way of completely eliminating a problem.
Salvage Team Leader:
Bio-readouts are all in the green, looks like she's alive. Well, there goes our salvage, guys.
(at around 1h 2 mins) When the ammo bag that Frost had been holding explode, Crowe is thrown against a wall, breaking his neck, yet Hicks reports that "Wierzbowski and Crowe are down". He should have said "Crowe and Frost are down", as Wierzbowski is still alive at this point.
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.
A scene where the colonists receive company orders telling them to explore the derelict spacecraft. Newt's family drives to the site and during the trip Newt and her brother Timothy are arguing about a game of hide and seek that they play in the colony's air duct system. Timothy complains that Newt has the unfair advantage of being able to hide in the small places that the rest of the players can't get to. Following this, they arrive at the derelict ship and the mother and father go in; later the mother returns dragging the father who now has a facehugger clamped on his face.
$10,052,042 (USA) (20 July 1986)