Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. James Cameron. 1986. 154 mins. DCP. With Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton. Seven years after Ridley Scott crept into theaters with the ultimate haunted-house-in-space movie, James Cameron, fresh of the success of The Terminator, barreled in with an action-packed sequel that upped every possible ante. Sigourney Weaver—in the rare action-movie role to earn an Oscar nomination—delivers a full-throated wallop as Ripley, the first film’s sole survivor, who volunteers to return to the lonely planet known as LV-426, along with a heavily armed U.S. military battalion, to try and save a colony of humans who have unknowingly set up camp alongside hordes of tentacled beasts, face-huggers, and one really mean queen bee. Cameron offers one brilliantly staged set piece after another, leading to the ultimate showdown between two pissed-off mothers.
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