Nico Jacques’s review published on Letterboxd:
You can't make the same movie twice, especially a surprise like 1979's ALIEN.
So James Cameron didn't.
Aliens is my favorite action movie of all time because the action is punctuated by horror elements deeply embedded in Aliens' soul. We all know the trouble one Xenomorph can cause so when we get our first look at a handful of them, our palms are instantly sweating.
The cast is transcendent featuring a powerhouse performance by Sigourney Weaver and an extremely memorable performance by the late great Bill Paxton.
The visual effects service the story perfectly throughout and the animatronic work is some of the best ever put on film.
Aliens is so damn cool. Game over, man.