Aliens

Aliens

(on the big screen CHYEAHHHH)

A blast. Some of the special effects haven’t aged that well, but this is still a wonderfully tense, very well made genre movie.

Absolutely fascinating film too. Not just psychoanalytically (the whole series is rife with the return of the repressed), but it’s also a particularly good example of every character and event being a manifestation of the protagonist. Functionally there’s a lot to support the idea that it’s all in Ripley’s head, you might say, not that this is how the film is meant to be read.

And my oh my, what on earth is going on ideologically? It’s not an offender like some of Cameron’s other films, but some of what he has to say here is quite bizarre. Which makes it interesting, of course. And to think, it’s not even the most fascinating of the franchise!