- 2 hr 17 min
In the sequel to the sci-fi classic "Alien," astronaut Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) returns to planet LV-426, where her crew originally encountered the deadly creatures known as Xenomorphs. This time, she accompanies a team of colonial marines on a mission to investigate why the colony on the planet has suddenly gone silent. Upon arrival, the team discovers that the entire colony has been slaughtered by the Xenomorphs, with only one child survivor, Newt (Carrie Henn), found hiding in the wreckage. As the team attempts to evacuate the planet with Newt, they realize that they have been baited into a trap and are soon surrounded by the Xenomorphs.
Ripley and the marines, led by Corporal Hicks (Michael Biehn), must fight for their lives against the relentless and cunning creatures, which seem to have evolved into a far greater threat than before. Along the way, they encounter a rogue android named Bishop (Lance Henriksen) and a traumatized survivor of a previous Xenomorph outbreak named Burke (Paul Reiser), who may have his own agenda.
With pulse-pounding action and intense suspense, "Aliens" builds upon the tension and horror of the original film while expanding the universe and deepening the character of Ripley. Weaver's performance as the strong and fearless Ripley solidified her as a cinematic icon, while the film's groundbreaking special effects and intense action sequences have been imitated and admired for decades.
Beyond its thrills and scares, "Aliens" also touches upon themes of motherhood, survival, and the dangers of corporate greed. It is a tour-de-force of sci-fi filmmaking, and remains a beloved classic for fans of the genre.
Aliens is a 1986 action movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 17 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.4 and a MetaScore of 84.