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Old 01-01-2010, 01:48 AM   #1
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Default Alien or Aliens

Its not often that a movie produces a sequel that is just as good if not better than the original. I think the original movie is great, the actors really made you feel the seclusion of the Nostromo and of course you get to see Gigers Alien creation for the first time on the big screen. However, I think I enjoyed Aliens a little bit more. There was a lot more action and Ripley really asserted herself more so in this film to become one of the top female movie icons she is today. Alien was 2 years before my time so I first watched it on VHS with my parents and I liked it so they took me to the drive-in when Aliens came out. I think that was the best movie I have experienced at a theater. What are your thoughts?

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Old 01-01-2010, 05:18 AM   #2
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Aliens for me.

Both are great though. Alien for it's atmosphere and tension. Aliens for it's all out kickass warzone fun. Aliens wins for 2 reasons though...........

1. Ripley. She's fleshed out about 10 fold in the second film. Loved Sigourney in that.

2. The Queen fight. It's too awesome.
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Dont have a fav.. both are great for seperate reasons.
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Alien definitely. I love Aliens but I feel like Alien is a way more solid film.
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Aliens, but both are pretty solid.
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FAR scarier, more tension and the claustrophobia made it nearly unbareble. Aliens was Camerons usual idea that 10x bigger and 10x techy means better film, which is doesn't. I respect him greatly, but I never saw what people saw in Aliens. It's a great film, but it doesn't match the original in terms of its harrowing nature.
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Can't beat the atomosphere of the original Alien. But I loved Aliens as well. Didn't quite get into Alien 3 or 4 though.

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Old 01-01-2010, 11:16 AM   #9
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Personally, i'd go with Alien.

But both are good.
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Alien is the better horror film,Aliens is great but the first is the best.Nobody saw that first chestburster scene coming.
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