History Film / Aliens

13th Aug '17 11:14:00 AM AmayirotAkago
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In 2015, director Neill Blomkamp announced plans for a new ''Alien'' film to directly follow this film's events, with Creator/SigourneyWeaver and Creator/MichaelBiehn attached to return as Ripley and Hicks. Unfortunately, Fox scrapped the film in favor of doing ''Film/AlienCovenant'' instead.

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In 2015, director Neill Blomkamp Creator/NeillBlomkamp announced plans for a new ''Alien'' film to directly follow this film's events, with Creator/SigourneyWeaver and Creator/MichaelBiehn attached to return as Ripley and Hicks. Unfortunately, Fox scrapped the film in favor of doing ''Film/AlienCovenant'' instead.



** The "positive" ending (James Cameron intended Ripley, Newt and Hicks to go back to Earth and live as a family) is overridden by the following film, which has [[spoiler:both of them die (offscreen)]] and Ripley later learning that YouCantFightFate. Ironically, ''Alien 3'''s Happy Ending Override may itself soon be overridden, as Creator/NeilBlomkamp is trying to get a sequel to ''Aliens'' which ditches ''Alien 3'' and everything after it off the ground.

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** The "positive" ending (James Cameron intended Ripley, Newt and Hicks to go back to Earth and live as a family) is overridden by the following film, which has [[spoiler:both of them die (offscreen)]] and Ripley later learning that YouCantFightFate. Ironically, ''Alien 3'''s Happy Ending Override may itself soon be overridden, as Creator/NeilBlomkamp Creator/NeillBlomkamp is trying to get a sequel to ''Aliens'' which ditches ''Alien 3'' and everything after it off the ground.
13th Aug '17 2:15:13 AM AmayirotAkago
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In 2015, director Neill Blomkamp announced plans for a new ''Alien'' film to directly follow this film's events, with Creator/SigourneyWeaver and Creator/MichaelBiehn attached to return as Ripley and Hicks. Unfortunately, Fox scrapped the film in favor of
doing ''Film/AlienCovenant'' instead.

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In 2015, director Neill Blomkamp announced plans for a new ''Alien'' film to directly follow this film's events, with Creator/SigourneyWeaver and Creator/MichaelBiehn attached to return as Ripley and Hicks. Unfortunately, Fox scrapped the film in favor of
of doing ''Film/AlienCovenant'' instead.



** The "positive" ending (James Cameron intended Ripley, Newt and Hicks to go back to Earth and live as a family) is overridden by the following film, which has [[spoiler:both of them die (offscreen)]] and Ripley later learning that YouCantFightFate. Ironically, ''Alien 3'''s Happy Ending Override may itself soon be overridden, as Creator/NeilBlomkampf is trying to get a sequel to ''Aliens'' which ditches ''Alien 3'' and everything after it off the ground.

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** The "positive" ending (James Cameron intended Ripley, Newt and Hicks to go back to Earth and live as a family) is overridden by the following film, which has [[spoiler:both of them die (offscreen)]] and Ripley later learning that YouCantFightFate. Ironically, ''Alien 3'''s Happy Ending Override may itself soon be overridden, as Creator/NeilBlomkampf Creator/NeilBlomkamp is trying to get a sequel to ''Aliens'' which ditches ''Alien 3'' and everything after it off the ground.
13th Aug '17 1:58:12 AM AmayirotAkago
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13th Aug '17 1:58:00 AM AmayirotAkago
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In 2015, director Neill Blomkamp announced plans for a new ''Alien'' film to directly follow this film's events, with Creator/SigourneyWeaver and Creator/MichaelBiehn attached to return as Ripley and Hicks.

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In 2015, director Neill Blomkamp announced plans for a new ''Alien'' film to directly follow this film's events, with Creator/SigourneyWeaver and Creator/MichaelBiehn attached to return as Ripley and Hicks. Unfortunately, Fox scrapped the film in favor of
doing ''Film/AlienCovenant'' instead.
6th Aug '17 8:43:03 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Averted. Two females and two males survive the expedition (that is, if you count [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Bishop]] as male.) The marine party has at least three women, and all of them die. The only non-civilian to survive is Hicks ( a man.)

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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Averted. Two females and two males survive the expedition (that is, if you count [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Bishop]] as male.) The marine party has at least three women, and all of them die.die, in addition to the colonist woman we see get chestbursted. The only non-civilian to survive is Hicks ( a man.)
6th Aug '17 8:41:14 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Averted. Two females and two males survive the expedition (that is, if you count [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Bishop]] as male.) The marine party has at least three women, and all of them die. The only non-civilian to survive is Hicks ( a man.)
19th Jul '17 4:53:13 PM Daethalion
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* PracticalEffects: The power loader, the Alien Queen (and her giant egg sac), the chestbursters, [[spoiler: Bishop's severed torso]], all done without the aid of CGI. And it is ''glorious''. It really is. The special effects in this movie stand up with the best CGI of today. It's rather amazing how well it's aged.


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** In all fairness, Ripley makes a terrible attempt at describing the Xenomorphs to the marines, though it's likely justified since some of her recollections might have been affected by post-traumatic stress.


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* PracticalEffects: The power loader, the Alien Queen (and her giant egg sac), the chestbursters, [[spoiler: Bishop's severed torso]], all done without the aid of CGI. And it is ''glorious''. It really is. The special effects in this movie stand up with the best CGI of today. It's rather amazing how well it's aged.
13th Jul '17 7:25:40 PM Arima
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*** Though with dialogue such as "another bug hunt" and other indicators (see BadassBoast above), seem to point to the SpaceMarines being experienced with fighting non-human combatants. The problem is that the xenomorph is an organism designed to kill/immobilize it's prey with rapid and brutal efficiency.

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*** Though with dialogue such as "another bug hunt" and other indicators (see BadassBoast above), seem to point to the SpaceMarines being experienced with fighting non-human combatants. The problem is that the xenomorph is an organism designed to kill/immobilize it's prey with rapid and brutal efficiency. Definitely not helped by the xenomorphs having the numerical and territorial advantage.



* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Vasquez's plan to [[spoiler: take "3 cannisters of CN20 and gas the whole fuckin' nest" is really stupid in hindsight. Wouldn't the nerve gas ''also'' affect the people you are trying to save?]]

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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: DidNotThinkThisThrough:
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Vasquez's plan to [[spoiler: take "3 cannisters of CN20 and gas the whole fuckin' nest" is really stupid in hindsight. Wouldn't the nerve gas ''also'' affect the people you are trying to save?]]save?]]
** A strike team of at least 11 combatants (10 marines + Ripley) goes into the nest to investigate and try and save the colonists which is guarded by at least... 50-100 xenomorphs? It doesn't take a tactical genius to tell you how badly disadvantaged the humans are in this situation.
12th Jul '17 2:52:47 AM Arivne
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* LockAndLoadMontage: The film takes this to the next level (and is likely the defining example for the series) - Ripley tapes together a pulse rifle and a flame thrower, grabs as much ammo as she can carry, puts on a bandolier of grenades and stuffs a bunch of flares in her pocket during the dropship ride to the atmosphere processor. She then removes her long-shirt and preps her weaponry during the elevator ride down.
** Earlier in the movie, the Marines have one of them lock and loading the dropship, then their personal weapons, [[RuleOfThree then their weapons onto the APC,]] [[UpToEleven then the APC into the dropship.]]

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* LockAndLoadMontage: LockAndLoadMontage:
** Before going down to the planet, the Marines have one of them lock and loading the dropship, then their personal weapons, [[RuleOfThree then their weapons onto the APC,]] [[UpToEleven then the APC into the dropship.]]
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The film takes this to the next level (and is likely the defining example for the series) - series). Ripley tapes together a pulse rifle and a flame thrower, grabs as much ammo as she can carry, puts on a bandolier of grenades and stuffs a bunch of flares in her pocket during the dropship ride to the atmosphere processor. She then removes her long-shirt and preps her weaponry during the elevator ride down.
** Earlier in the movie, the Marines have one of them lock and loading the dropship, then their personal weapons, [[RuleOfThree then their weapons onto the APC,]] [[UpToEleven then the APC into the dropship.]]
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10th Jul '17 2:56:04 AM Arima
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*** Though with dialogue such as "another bug hunt" and other indicators (see BadassBoast above), seem to point to the SpaceMarines being experienced with fighting non-human combatants. The problem is that the xenomorph is an organism designed to kill/immobilize it's prey with brutal efficiency.

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*** Though with dialogue such as "another bug hunt" and other indicators (see BadassBoast above), seem to point to the SpaceMarines being experienced with fighting non-human combatants. The problem is that the xenomorph is an organism designed to kill/immobilize it's prey with rapid and brutal efficiency.



* CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain: The climate on LV-426 is inhospitable. It's [[AlwaysNight always dark]] and rainy.

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* CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain: The climate on LV-426 is inhospitable.barely hospitable, thanks to the atmosphere processor. It's [[AlwaysNight always dark]] and rainy.
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