The Movie Review Guy Best Movies for 2013
Dec 31, 2013
The Top 80 movies from the 1980's in 80 Days (DAY 28):
53. “Aliens” (1986)
The planet from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?
Sigourney Weaver—Ellen Ripley
Carrie Henn—Rebecca ‘Newt’ Jorden
Michael Biehn—Cpl. Dwayne Hicks
Pual Reiser—Carter Burk
Bill Paxton—Pvt. Hudson
Jenette Goldstein—Pvt. Vasquez
William Hope—Lt. Gorman
Facts about the this movie:
*Opening Weekend: $10,052,042 (USA) (1437 Screen)
*Gross: $131,060,248 (Worldwide)
*The word “FUCK” in Used 25 times in the film, 18 of them are spoken by Hudson.
*Hicks was originally played by James Remar, but Michael Biehn replaced him a few days after principal photography began, due to “artistic differences” between Remar and director James Cameron. Remar still appeared in the finished film.
*All the actors that played the Marines (beside Michael Biehn) were trained by the S.A.S.
* Sigourney Weaver had initially been very hesitant to reprise her role as Riply and had rejected numerous offers from Fox Studio to do any sequels, fearing that character would be poorly written and a sub-par sequel would hurt the legacy of “Alien”, So because she so impressed with James Cameron script did the movie.
*It took 14 to 16 operators to bring the Queen alien to life.
*The Alien nest was kept intact after filming and it was later used as the Axis Chemicals set for “Batman”. The crew for “Batman” found most of the nest still intact.
Why I Picked this movie #53:
2. A good script that moved the saga a long.
3. Great action
4. Good acting.
5. Good story
6. James Cameron before he became a pussy.
7. Sigourney Weaver is Bad ass
8. Third best si-fy movie in the 80’
9. Second best horror/ Si-Fy
10. It holds up mostly.., Mostly.
First time seeing it:
I saw if for the first on afternoon Saturday movie on Channel 50 in the early 90’s.