Movie Marathon ‘Alien 2: Aliens’ (1986) – rewatch

  • Director: James Cameron
  • With: Sigourney Weaver, Paul Reiser, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, William Hope, Jenette Goldstein, Al Matthews
  • Music by: James Horner
  • Duration: 2h17
  • Platform: Disney+ (20th Century Fox)
  • My rating: 8,5/10
  • No mid- or post-credit scene (there is a sound though)


57 years after Ellen Ripley had a close encounter with the reptilian alien creature from the first movie, she is called back, this time, to help a group of highly trained colonial marines fight off against the sinister extraterrestrials. But this time, the aliens have taken over a space colony on the moon LV-426. When the colonial marines are called upon to search the deserted space colony, they later find out that they are up against more than what they bargained for. Using specially modified machine guns and enough firepower, it’s either fight or die as the space marines battle against the aliens. As the Marines do their best to defend themselves, Ripley must attempt to protect a young girl who is the sole survivor of the nearly wiped out space colony.


“Leave her alone, you bitch!” Still one of the most iconic quotes in a movie!

Ripley’s back and how… 57 years after the events on the Nostromo, killing an entire crew apart from Ripley, she wakes up on a waystation above Earth. When she tries to tell her story about the events, no one believes her and they close the case. Only Burke believes her and together with a bunch of soldiers and an android Bishop, they go and look for proof on the planet where the Nostromo was led to after hearing the distress call. Only now the planet is colonised and prepared to be inhabited. And then news comes that there is no more reply of the colonists. So the mission turns into a rescue mission.

It doesn’t happen often that a sequel is either better or at least as good as its original. In this case Cameron managed to make it a very suspenseful and great one. I wouldn’t exactly say it’s better than Alien but it is the best sequel to date!

Weaver as Ripley is still one of the most badass heroins in any movie series I’ve ever seen! That final fight with the Queen Xenomorph is outstanding!

The movie’s filled with a bit too much ‘testosteron’ and macho behaviour but once the creatures are back on stage, it’s a thrill ride!

Normally Neill Blomkamp (who directed District 9) planned a (direct) sequel to this one, with Biehn and Weaver returning, but Ridley Scott stopped him in order to make Prometeus and Alien: Covenant. In the meantime plans for Alien 5 have been shelved, unfortunately. I still hope 🤞

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