Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) survived the first Alien and was floating in space when they found her… 87 years later. In that time, no-one has encountered the alien species since and they’re hard pressed to believe her story. Until, the colonists on LV-426 stop responding. The corporation wants Ripley to accompany a group of highly trained soldiers to investigate.
Action packed, with nice moments of tenderness here and there, this is a sci-fi film to be reckoned with.
As you know, I love strong female characters, and Ripley is just that. She embodies every quality of a mother; protective, self-sacrificing, caring, and loving.
Michael Biehn is hot. Yep, nothing more to say because we’d all want him to watch our asses when the aliens attack.
Bill Paxton is one of my all-time fave wise guys and he has the best emotional arc in this story going from smart-ass to fragged and screaming in a matter of moments. And he plays it perfectly. I would love to see more of him, he is great.
It’s dark and gritty. The effects are still believable and barely date it (in a bad kind of way). This film won’t age, no matter what decade we’re in. I love it so much I can’t bring myself to watch the rest of the franchise and that includes Alien.