After having enjoyed both Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, naturally Netflix decided that I should watch more Alien movies. I remember fondly watching Aliens and the glee with which my mother enjoyed watching this movie, repeatedly. It’s probably one of the many reasons why watching this movie once again, felt so familiar.
I’m not sure if I’ll continue watching all of the Alien movies that have been made. To be honest, the series hit its high point with Aliens. Some of the following movies, like the most recent Prometheus are also compelling. But for me, the sequels to Aliens weren’t that interesting. Aliens is such a contrast to the original movie Alien, which is akin to a horror movie, kind of what Alien 3 tries to do. Whereas Aliens is more of an action movie.
There are plenty of great scenes in this movie, coupled with great production values and design. Overall, the movie is also very entertaining, making it great for rewatching.