🎥 #NowShowing: I took a break from my Evil Dead marathon tonight in order to mark the passing of #AlMatthews with a re-watch of #Aliens. #RIP #Apone - the ultimate badass!
Synopsis: 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?
I don't throw out 10/10 scores often, much less for sequels. Aliens deserves it. Cameron successfully re-engineers Scott's sci-fi/horror into sci-fi/action with amazing results. Ripley has huge character growth and kicks ass, there's corporate scheming, action galore and the comedy is on point, not to mention an expansion of the #Xenomorph species.
All the main players are excellent, and this film cemented me as a fan of Michael Biehn. Such a shame the story did not play out well in later films, and now doubly disappointing considering the glimmer of hope we had with the proposed #NeillBlomkamp project.
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I think it's safe to say that prior to Blu-ray, Aliens on home video looked like ass. The combination of the film stock used and the shape of the masters meant it was a bit of a mess. This 2010 remaster is phenomenal. Detail, especially in close-ups, is amazing. Colours are more accurate. Grain is handled well. It is one of the best examples in my collection of a remaster done right.
For the most part it's an excellent mix for an 80's action film. The combat scenes sound great. Occasionally some of the sound effects have a bit of a boxy sound and a few lines of dialogue are less than ideal clarity-wise, but on the whole it's a good mix.
Actors: #SigourneyWeaver, #MichaelBiehn, #PaulReiser, #LanceHenriksen, #BillPaxton
Genre: #action, #scifi, #horror
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338th of 2018