Sigourney Weaver stars in Aliens, the sequel to the 1979 blockbuster Alien, reprising her role as Officer Ripley, the sole survivor of the spaceship Nostromo’s encounter with a deadly extraterrestrial. This time she returns to the very planet where her nightmare originally began with a squad of heavily armed marines, in a search-and-rescue mission for some missing space colonists.
There’s a semi new theater in town that has a full fledged restaurant and bar. It also features a weekly “flashback” movie that ranges from damn awesome (Aliens, Die Hard!) some interesting (Gone With The Wind!) and some that are just horrible (A christmas story? that’s on a legit 48 hour loop on TBS every year). Aliens is the first movie that I saw in this set up, I never got the chance to see it in theaters when it originally came out, I believe I was about 5 at the time. Had a buddy call me up and suggest we see it, so I dropped everything I was doing (I was still sleeping in bed) and went on down to see it.
It’s been years since I’ve seen the original version of the film as I only own the director’s cut. The original is still a great movie without many questions, though I did appreciate a couple scenes from the directors cut that I felt were missed in the original, the opening scenes on the colony (when they say we go, we go) and the turrets running dry from the xenos just throwing themselves at them.
It was a great experience, one that I had again the next weekend when I went to see Gone With The Wind, which I’ll review in a different post.