History Film / Aliens

25th May '17 3:41:58 AM TrollBrutal
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* MostWonderfulSound: The high pitched drtdrtdrtdrtdrt sound of the M41A Pulse Rifle, especially when followed up by an xenomorph's death squeal
24th May '17 9:35:53 PM viking1911
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* MostWonderfulSound: The high pitched drtdrtdrtdrtdrt sound of the M41A Pulse Rifle, especially when followed up by an xenomorph's death squeal
22nd May '17 2:02:14 PM ErikModi
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** Hicks, the only surviving Marine, flirts with Ripley while [[HandsOnApproach teaching her to use a pulse rifle]]. There's also an earlier scene where Hicks gives Ripley one of the colonist's tracking devices, telling her it'll help him find her if they get separated and awkwardly trying to put it on her wrist. He defuses the situation by remarking that it doesn't mean they're engaged now, and Ripley puts it on herself.

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** Hicks, the only surviving Marine, flirts with Ripley while [[HandsOnApproach teaching her to use a pulse rifle]].rifle]] ([[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Ripley even strokes the grenade launcher pump rather suggestively]]). There's also an earlier scene where Hicks gives Ripley one of the colonist's tracking devices, telling her it'll help him find her if they get separated and awkwardly trying to put it on her wrist. He defuses the situation by remarking that it doesn't mean they're engaged now, and Ripley puts it on herself.
22nd May '17 2:00:27 PM ErikModi
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** Ripley barbecuing the eggs and then pretty much emptying her pulse rifle into the Queen's chamber (bullets ''and'' grenades) also qualifies as this.
22nd May '17 1:53:20 PM ErikModi
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* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Hicks likes to keep one handy. For close encounters.

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* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Hicks likes to keep one handy. For close encounters. PlayedWith in that the shotgun doesn't really seem to do much: Hicks fires it twice at an offscreen alien, and there's a screech, but no indication if he killed it or even really hurt it. Later, Hudson grabs the gun, shoves it in an alien's mouth, and pulls the trigger, which does a handy job of disposing of the alien but also splashes Hudson's arm with some acid blood (and presumably destroys the shotgun as well, since it's never seen again in the film).
22nd May '17 1:38:31 PM ErikModi
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** Vasquez interrupts Ripley's (admittedly rambling and not-very-informative briefing) by telling her "I only need to know one thing: where they are."



** "What do you mean THEY cut the power? How can they cut the power -- they're animals!"

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** "What do you mean THEY cut the power? How can they cut the power power, man -- they're animals!"


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** 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.]]
20th May '17 8:27:55 AM Arivne
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* StealthyColossus: [[spoiler:The enormous Queen deserves some credit for sneaking in a not too big dropship and remaining undetected for the entire fly back to the ''Sulaco''.]]

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* StealthyColossus: [[spoiler:The enormous Queen deserves some credit for sneaking in a not too big dropship and remaining undetected for the entire fly flight back to the ''Sulaco''.]]
20th May '17 8:18:48 AM Arivne
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* OutrunTheFireball:
** The dropship barely escaping the nuclear detonation on [=LV-426=].
** They actually had plenty of time to escape. Twenty six minutes, but Ripley [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind refuses to leave without Newt]].

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* OutrunTheFireball:
OutrunTheFireball
** The dropship barely escaping the nuclear detonation on [=LV-426=].
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[=LV-426=]. They actually had have plenty of time to escape. Twenty escape (twenty six minutes, minutes), but Ripley [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind refuses to leave without Newt]].



* 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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* 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''.
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''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.
20th May '17 8:15:06 AM Arivne
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** Played straight again with Ripley going in after Newt.

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** Played straight again with Ripley going in after Newt.
20th May '17 8:04:55 AM Arivne
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* GoingCritical: The fusion reactor of the Atmospheric Processor starts to go into meltdown when its cooling system is damaged. Especially gratuitous, since a fusion reactor has no core to melt.

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* GoingCritical: The fusion reactor of the Atmospheric Processor atmospheric processor starts to go into meltdown when its cooling system is damaged. Especially gratuitous, since a fusion reactor has no core to melt.
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