Aliens movie 1986
The movie Aliens, directed by James Cameron and finished and delivered to the American audiences in 1986 is the second in the Alien series and it sees the planet where the first Alien movie placed being colonized. Sigourney Weaver, playing Ellen Ripley is sent along with a squad of space marines to investigate a series of occurrences that cannot be explained, regarding mysterious disappearances of personnel on the planet.
However, when she arrives there, the planet has already been infested with the rapidly multiplying aliens and her mission soon changes from one of investigation to escaping the planet. There are a couple of other themes being played with in the movie, one of them being motherhood. Ripley finds out that her cryostatic sleep has been prolonged for too long and that her young daughter back on Earth no longer is a child, but a full grown woman who has lived her life and already died.
However, Ripley needs to be a mother for a new-found girl she encounters on the planet, whom she will have to fight for in order to save. The entire Alien series have posed interesting questions about how aliens emerge, how our contact and relationship with them could go, and also, how military interests might play a role in how humanities greed but also love can interlace at a galactic level.
However, as a movie, Aliens is a thriller, adventure and horror movie placed in a Sci-fi setting, but the writing manages to encompass a lot more, though as well, it requires the attention and the determination of the audience to read all those secondary significances. The movie has managed to age very well and apart from the relatively dated snippets of conversation it still looks great and can still make an impression on a modern audience.