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?
Bill Paxton later said that British film crew drove James Cameron nuts with their "indentured" work ethics, stopping filming just so they could have tea and the like. Michael Biehn made fun of the British crew in the audio commentary by saying that they "weren't used to working" (a ... ...
Salvage Team Leader:
Bio-readouts are all in the green, looks like she's alive. Well, there goes our salvage, guys.
At the end of the movie when Ripley and the Alien Queen are in the airlock, the Queen grabs hold of Ripley's foot as she tries to escape. Ripley then opens the airlock to flush the Queen out. The explosive decompression of the ship would have instantly flushed them both out, but Ripley not only manages to hang onto the ladder when even the immensely strong and agile Queen cannot, but then proceeds to climb up the ladder against the force of the decompression and close the airlock hatch. This could not possibly happen.
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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