Aliens may be the perfect sequel. The Empire Strikes Back, while certainly a better film than Star Wars, was more a polished segment in a longer story than a stand-alone adventure. But Aliens is the model for each and every sequel-maker that is potential it connects irrefutably with all the events for the original (even to the stage of starting exactly where the drama left off, albeit 57 years later) and expands on most of the ideas and themes while simultaneously differentiating itself. Exactly the same, yet entirely different. Perfect.
It stands as testament to your unwavering vision and icy nerve of James Cameron (here directing only his third movie). Utilising the bombed out skeleton of Battersea Power Station to create the vast colony/hive that is industrio-grim for events, he had been faced with a veteran British crew who had labored on Alien and worshipped the ground Ridley Scott walked on. What could this Canadian punk kid know? Well, for beginners that in this case more is, indeed, more. Not merely a single, ruthless, unbeatable killing machine but an army of those. Continue reading “Aliens: The Empire Masterpiece Review.Aliens may be the perfect sequel.”