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?
When the set crews were looking around for floor grating to use on the Sulaco set design, they asked a local set design manufacturer/shop if they had anything of the sort. Indeed they did, an immense pile of old floor grating had been sitting out in... ...
Salvage Team Leader:
Bio-readouts are all in the green, looks like she's alive. Well, there goes our salvage, guys.
Before the marines' final stand in Operations, their motion trackers cannot tell if the aliens are on the same level. Therefore the aliens' ability to surprise and slaughter the marines hinges entirely on character error. Ripley references the earlier scene, in which they examined the floor plans, with the possibility that the aliens came in through something they missed or was not in the plans, that being the space above the suspended ceiling vents. By this time, the stress of the situation could have caused everyone to forget this, unlike the calmer floor plan scene.
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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