History Film / Aliens

17th Jul '16 5:35:48 AM eroock
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* ElevatorEscape: When the Queen alien is pursuing them -- Ripley barely gets into the service elevator in time, driving the Queen back with her flamethrower just as it's running out of fuel. The Queen is snarling in fury when a second elevator arrives, summoned by Ripley's frantic button pushing.
* ElevatorSnare: Ripley and Hicks run for the elevator leading to the landing pad. They push the button and there's a moment of suspense when the doors don't close. When they start closing, an alien does a DeadlyLunge from the corridor outside, forcing the doors open again. Hicks fires at point-blank range, killing the alien but spraying [[AlienBlood acidic blood]] over his body armour. As a result Ripley has to go and rescue Newt alone.

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* ElevatorEscape: Happens twice.
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When Ripley and Hicks are trying to escape, they make it to an elevator. Hicks repeatedly pushes the button, and the door starts to close... too late to stop a xenomorph from nearly getting to the heroes (and dousing Hicks with acid).
** Towards the end when
the Queen alien is pursuing them -- Ripley barely gets into the service elevator in time, driving the Queen back with her flamethrower just as it's running out of fuel. The Queen is snarling in fury when a second elevator arrives, summoned by Ripley's frantic button pushing.
* ElevatorSnare: Ripley and Hicks run for the elevator leading to the landing pad. They push the button and there's a moment of suspense when the doors don't close. When they start closing, an alien does a DeadlyLunge from the corridor outside, forcing the doors open again. Hicks fires at point-blank range, killing the alien but spraying [[AlienBlood acidic blood]] over his body armour. As a result Ripley has to go and rescue Newt alone.
pushing.
6th Jul '16 8:19:13 PM MitchellTF
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* ReliableTraitor:
** [[spoiler:Carter Burke.]]
** {{Subverted|Trope}} in the case of [[spoiler:Bishop]], who is {{foreshadow|ing}}ed to be one several times, playing on Ripley's prior bad experience, even potentially faking out the audience at one late point when a betrayal seemed the most obvious deduction. However, they are all {{Red Herring}}s; he turns out to be one of the most reliable members of the group, coming in at the last minute for a GunshipRescue. [[spoiler: No one is more surprised at this than Ripley.]]
30th Jun '16 3:23:09 AM gravious
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* BodyHorror: The Xenomorph lifecycle features one of the most infamous examples in film history.
8th May '16 8:10:01 PM contrafanxxx
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Nobody cried when a xenomorph mauled Burke.]]
8th May '16 4:37:58 AM JackG
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** After the dropship rescues Ripley and Newt, a blast sends it hurling sideways into the wall before Bishop regains control. As he retracts the landing legs, some of the wreckage is pulled in with them. The Queen alien apparently used the opportunity to jump into the landing leg well.



* OneBookAuthor: Carrie Henn, who played Newt, never made another movie. (Well, at least so far..)
** Her parents very wisely invested the money she made from Aliens. She decided that she didn't want to be an actor and became a teacher. She does make the occasional apperance at conventions though, and she and Sigourney Weaver still keep in contact.

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* OneBookAuthor: Carrie Henn, who played Newt, never made another movie. (Well, at least so far..)
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Her parents very wisely invested the money she made from Aliens. She ''Aliens'', and she decided that she didn't want to be an actor and became a teacher. She Carrie does make the occasional apperance appearance at conventions though, and she and Sigourney Weaver still keep in contact.
8th May '16 4:14:02 AM JackG
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* CurbstompBattle: Reconstructed with the mech-armoured Ripley vs the Alien Queen. Though Ripley is visibly terrified and struggling to control the Power Loader, the Queen can do nothing to penetrate the armour or get to Ripley, at least until it decides it TakingYouWithMe.

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* CurbstompBattle: Reconstructed with the mech-armoured Ripley vs the Alien Queen. Though Ripley is visibly terrified and struggling to control the Power Loader, the Queen can do nothing to penetrate the armour or get to Ripley, at least until it decides it it's TakingYouWithMe.
8th May '16 4:12:11 AM JackG
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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: The committee of {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s investigating the loss of the Nostromo refuse to believe Ripley's story. because there's no evidence to back it up, the colonists on the planet haven't reported anything unusual, and (it's implied) because if Ripley's story is true it would uncover some nasty skeletons in the Company's closet.

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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: The committee of {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s investigating the loss of the Nostromo refuse to believe Ripley's story. story because there's no evidence to back it up, the colonists on the planet haven't reported anything unusual, and (it's implied) because if Ripley's story is true true, it would uncover some nasty skeletons in the Company's closet.
8th May '16 4:11:21 AM JackG
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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: The committee of {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s investigating the loss of the Nostromo refuse to believe Ripley's story. because there's no evidence to back it up, the colonists on the planet haven't reported anything unusual, and (it's implied) because if Ripley's story is true it would uncover some nasty skeletons in the Company's closet.
8th May '16 4:03:57 AM JackG
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* BottomlessMagazines: An entire scene is dedicated averting this trope; the marines count down how many rounds are left in their sentry guns, while Hicks makes a point of teaching Ripley how to reload a pulse rifle.

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* BottomlessMagazines: BottomlessMagazines:
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An entire scene is dedicated averting this trope; the marines count down how many rounds are left in their sentry guns, while Hicks makes a point of teaching Ripley how to reload a pulse rifle.rifle. When Ripley goes BerserkerRage on the eggs, a close-up is shown of the digital ammunition readout counting down to zero.
29th Apr '16 11:10:37 PM Temmere
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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The Marines and Ripley decide to nuke LV-426 to make sure they wipe out all the Aliens. Averted because not only do the Aliens kill the pilot of the DropShip, but the huge reactor blows up in a thermonuclear explosion - making nuking the planet redundant.

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill:
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The Marines and Ripley decide to nuke LV-426 to make sure they wipe out all the Aliens. Averted because not only do the Aliens kill the pilot of the DropShip, but the huge reactor blows up in a thermonuclear explosion - making nuking the planet redundant.redundant.
** When Hudson shoots the facehugger going for Newt, he uses rather more bullets than he really needed to.
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