58 – Aliens (1986)

It's the future.We have machines that can travel through space.We have pods that can freeze people for 457 years and keep them alive.We even have machine that can turn a barren planet into a habitable one for humans,yet this is the best photo we have of Ripleys daughter?

It’s the future.We have machines that can travel through space.We have pods that can freeze people for 57 years and keep them alive.We even have machine that can turn a barren planet into a habitable one for humans,yet this is the best photo we have of Ripleys daughter?

I saw Aliens recently,about a year ago,but i thought maybe i had seen Alien.Nope.Now I’m wondering what happened in Alien.My minds blank.Bill Paxton is in this film and he’s one of only 3 people who has been killed by Alien,Predator and The Terminator.What an achievement.Hold the boat,i just noticed that Bishop,the android, is the other guy.Small world.Aliens carries on where Alien left off.Ripley is found drifting in space by a salvage crew who turn the ship over to the authorities.It turns out she’s been in stasis for 57 years.In that time her daughter has died,but only 2 years earlier.Ripley finds herself  at the bad end of an inquest regarding the destruction of the last planet.The people who were financing it have lost millions of space dollars.She has been de-moted and is reduced to working as a labourer and is pretty depressed.She’s then approached regarding another planet that was being terraformed but they encountered the same Aliens.She jumps at the chance to go back and joins the crew of gun-ho marines.As you can guess it all goes tits up.Aliens has some spectacular looking sets,some of the CGI doesn’t blend too good with actual footage but what can you expect from a 1986 film.Other than that it’s a good show.There’s a bit after the credits but it’s very small i almost missed it.

IMDB RATING      –     8.4
MY RATING     –    8.4
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  GOOD EFFECTS,WELL PUT TOGETHER SEQUEL,WELL WRITTEN.

206 – District 9 (2009)

Paris Hilton does a cameo

Paris Hilton does a cameo

I like this film and remember the rating i gave it after seeing it in  the cinema and now 4 years later i’m going to give it the same.On the whole i think pretty much everything in this film works.Not a big budget film ($30) by any means and the decision to have no name actors and focus on the special fx are a credit to Blomkamp .The plot is:an alien ship becomes stranded on Earth just above Johannesburg with 1,000,000 aliens on board.The aliens are living in a slum,a government organisation wants to rehouse them and hilarity ensues.More or less.The idea for District 9 is taken from a 10 minute short Blomkamp did some 10 years prior to this.Good job.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     9.2
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –    YES
OVERALL     –  A FOKKEN AMAZING FILM.