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with_IN
the_DT
success_NN
of_IN
the_DT
surprise_NN
hit_VBD
alien_JJ
,_,
directed_JJ
by_IN
ridley_NP
scott_NP
,_,
a_DT
sequel_NN
was_BEDZ
inevitable_JJ
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
after_IN
watching_VBG
the_DT
first_OD
film_NN
,_,
a_DT
sequel_NN
was_BEDZ
wanted_VBN
,_,
particularly_RB
by_IN
this_DT
reviewer_NN
._.
handing_VBG
over_IN
the_DT
director_NN
's_POS
chair_NN
to_IN
recent_JJ
box_NN
office_NN
gem_NN
james_NP
cameron_NP
,_,
who_WP
had_HVD
only_RB
made_VBN
two_CD
films_NNS
previous_JJ
to_IN
this_DT
one_CD
(_(
pirahna_NP
ii_CD
,_,
a_DT
surprisingly_RB
dull_JJ
film_NN
,_,
and_CC
terminator_NN
,_,
making_VBG
cameron_NP
a_DT
household_NN
name_NN
)_)
,_,
the_DT
alien_NN
series_NN
got_VBD
a_DT
face-lift_NN
of_IN
immense_JJ
proportions_NNS
._.
instead_RB
of_IN
being_BEG
a_DT
suspense_NN
/_SYM
science_NN
fiction_NN
film_NN
,_,
cameron_NP
alters_VBZ
the_DT
series_NN
and_CC
changing_JJ
it_PP
into_IN
an_DT
action_NN
picture_NN
._.
what_WDT
results_NNS
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
terrifying_JJ
films_NNS
ever_RB
created_VBN
._.
a_DT
film_NN
like_IN
aliens_NNS
comes_VBZ
along_IN
only_RB
once_RB
in_IN
a_DT
while_NN
,_,
and_CC
when_CS
it_PP
does_DOZ
,_,
audiences_NNS
are_BER
usually_RB
unprepared_JJ
for_IN
it_PP
._.
i_PP
never_RB
saw_VBD
this_DT
movie_NN
in_IN
theaters_NNS
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
wish_VB
i_PP
could_MD
have_HV
._.
the_DT
terror_NN
and_CC
fright_NN
must_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
unimaginable_JJ
,_,
most_DT
likely_JJ
with_IN
audiences_NNS
members_NNS
literally_RB
shrieking_VBG
in_IN
fear_NN
._.
aliens_NNS
is_BEZ
an_DT
action_NN
film_NN
unlike_IN
any_DT
i_PP
have_HV
ever_RB
seen_VBN
._.
with_IN
a_DT
science_NN
fiction_NN
plot_NN
,_,
cameron_NP
gives_VBZ
aliens_NNS
added_VBN
testosterone_NN
,_,
pumping_NN
up_RP
the_DT
action_NN
and_CC
fire_NN
power_NN
from_IN
the_DT
original_JJ
film_NN
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
aliens_NNS
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
those_DT
few_DT
sequels_NNS
which_WDT
tops_NNS
the_DT
original_JJ
._.
perhaps_RB
what_WDT
makes_VBZ
the_DT
alien_NN
series_NN
so_RB
impressive_JJ
is_BEZ
the_DT
hero--or_???
heroine_NN
,_,
as_CS
the_DT
case_NN
may_MD
be_BE
._.
never_RB
have_HV
we_PP
had_HVD
a_DT
more_DT
sympathetic_JJ
hero_NN
in_IN
an_DT
action_NN
film_NN
,_,
and_CC
never_RB
have_HV
i_PP
seen_VBN
such_DT
an_DT
impressive_JJ
acting_NN
job_NN
done_DON
by_IN
the_DT
main_JJ
character_NN
._.
sigourney_NP
weaver_NP
is_BEZ
possibly_RB
the_DT
only_RB
actress_NN
who_WP
could_MD
play_VB
this_DT
character_NN
and_CC
make_VB
her_PP$
realistic_JJ
enough_RB
for_IN
us_NP
to_IN
care_NN
about_IN
._.
placing_NN
a_DT
woman_NN
in_IN
these_DT
situations_NNS
would_MD
sometimes_RB
seem_VB
unusual_JJ
,_,
but_CC
because_CS
of_IN
weaver_NP
's_POS
presence_NN
,_,
a_DT
woman_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
only_RB
suitable_JJ
hero_NN
._.
aliens_NNS
begins_VBZ
57_CD
years_NNS
after_IN
alien_NN
ended_VBD
._.
lieutenant_NN
ellen_NP
ripley_NP
(_(
weaver_NP
)_)
is_BEZ
discovered_VBN
in_IN
hypersleep_JJ
on_IN
the_DT
nostromo_NP
and_CC
is_BEZ
awakened_VBN
._.
she_PP
explains_VBZ
how_WRB
she_PP
is_BEZ
the_DT
only_RB
survivor_NN
of_IN
her_PP$
past_NN
encounter_NN
with_IN
the_DT
aliens_NNS
,_,
but_CC
"_"
the_DT
company_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
doubtful_JJ
._.
they_PP
explain_VB
that_CS
a_DT
colony_NN
of_IN
families_NNS
is_BEZ
flourishing_JJ
on_IN
the_DT
same_DT
planet_NN
from_IN
which_WDT
she_PP
just_RB
left_VBD
._.
despite_IN
stern_NP
warnings_NNS
from_IN
ripley_NP
,_,
the_DT
company_NN
remains_VBZ
rigid_JJ
and_CC
won't_MD
call_VB
the_DT
families_NNS
back_RP
._.
however_RB
,_,
when_CS
the_DT
company_NN
loses_VBZ
contact_NN
with_IN
the_DT
colony_NN
,_,
ripley_NP
's_POS
story_NN
seems_VBZ
much_DT
more_DT
feasible_JJ
._.
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
company_NN
's_POS
directors_NNS
,_,
carter_NP
burke_NP
(_(
paul_NP
reiser_NN
)_)
,_,
wants_VBZ
to_IN
gather_VB
a_NP
team_NN
to_IN
travel_NN
to_IN
the_DT
planet_NN
._.
this_DT
team_NN
includes_VBZ
a_DT
buff_NP
private_JJ
vasquez_NP
(_(
jenette_NN
goldstein_NP
)_)
,_,
a_DT
questionable_JJ
corporal_NN
hicks_NP
(_(
michael_NP
biehn_???
)_(
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
loyal_JJ
android_NN
bishop_NN
(_(
lance_NN
henriksen_NP
)_)
._.
burke_NP
tags_???
along_IN
with_IN
ripley_NP
as_IN
they_PP
fly_VB
to_TO
the_DT
planet_NN
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
locate_VB
the_DT
members_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
colony_NN
._.
arriving_VBG
on_IN
the_DT
planet_NN
,_,
the_DT
team_NN
finds_VBZ
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
human_JJ
life_NN
extinguished_VBN
in_IN
a_DT
cocoon-type_NN
environment_NN
._.
the_DT
only_JJ
survivor_NN
is_BEZ
12_CD
year_NN
old_JJ
rebecca_NP
"_"
newt_???
"_"
jorden_NP
(_(
carrie_NP
henn_???
)_(
._.
ripley_JJ
finds_NNS
this_DT
a_DT
chance_NN
to_IN
be_BE
the_DT
mother_NN
she_PP
never_RB
had_HVD
the_DT
opportunity_NN
to_IN
become_VB
,_,
and_CC
she_PP
becomes_VBZ
newt_???
's_BEZ
surrogate_NN
mother_NN
._.
ripley_NP
and_CC
newt_???
are_BER
the_DT
only_RB
ones_NNS
who_WP
knows_VBZ
what_WDT
has_HVZ
happened_VBN
,_,
and_CC
soon_RB
,_,
all_PDT
hell_NN
breaks_NNS
loose_JJ
._.
aliens_NNS
not_XNOT
only_RB
multiplies_NNS
the_DT
thrills_NNS
and_CC
suspense_NN
from_IN
scott_NP
's_POS
version_NN
,_,
it_PP
also_RB
multiplies_NNS
the_DT
number_NN
of_IN
aliens_NNS
in_IN
general_JJ
._.
alien_NN
focused_VBN
on_IN
one_CD
alien_NN
in_IN
particular_JJ
which_WDT
systematically_RB
killed_VBN
each_DT
crew_NN
member_NN
,_,
except_CS
ripley_NP
,_,
who_WP
managed_VBD
to_IN
jettison_NN
the_DT
alien_NN
out_RP
of_IN
the_DT
nostromo_NP
._.
aliens_NNS
focuses_VBZ
on_IN
an_DT
entire_JJ
race_NN
of_IN
these_DT
aliens_NNS
,_,
and_CC
as_CS
a_DT
result_NN
,_,
the_DT
chills_NNS
are_BER
incredibly_RB
heightened_VBN
._.
then_RB
again_RB
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
james_NP
cameron_NP
,_,
the_DT
guy_NN
who_WP
has_HVZ
given_VBN
us_PP
true_JJ
lies_NNS
and_CC
terminator_NN
2_CD
:_:
judgment_NN
day_NN
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
the_DT
best_JJS
action_NN
director_NN
out_RP
there_RB
(_(
topping_NN
renny_NN
harlin_NP
,_,
who_WP
directed_VBD
cliffhanger_NN
)_(
,_,
and_CC
only_RB
he_PP
could_MD
create_VB
something_PN
as_IN
terrifying_JJ
as_CS
this_DT
film_NN
._.
it_PP
seems_VBZ
that_CS
every_DT
alien_NN
film_NN
seems_VBZ
to_IN
have_HV
some_DT
memorable_JJ
scene_NN
or_CC
scenes_NNS
,_,
and_CC
aliens_NNS
has_HVZ
the_DT
motherload_NN
._.
with_IN
perhaps_RB
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
astonishing_JJ
endings_NNS
ever_RB
created_VBN
for_IN
an_DT
action_NN
film_NN
,_,
aliens_NNS
climax_NN
never_RB
seems_VBZ
to_IN
hit_NN
until_CS
the_DT
viewer_NN
is_BEZ
nearly_RB
pushed_VBN
to_IN
extreme_JJ
exhaustion_NN
._.
i_PP
can't_MD
recall_VB
another_DT
film_NN
ever_RB
to_IN
sustain_VB
this_RB
level_NN
of_IN
intensity_NN
throughout_IN
,_,
never_RB
dropping_VBG
for_IN
a_DT
moment_NN
._.
just_RB
when_CS
you_PP
think_VB
the_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
over_IN
,_,
something_PN
else_RB
will_MD
occur_VB
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
starts_VBZ
right_JJ
back_NN
up_RP
again_RB
._.
with_IN
a_DT
seemingly_RB
endless_JJ
conclusion_NN
,_,
aliens_NNS
ends_NNS
with_IN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
greatest_JJS
moments_NNS
in_IN
film_NN
history_NN
._.
this_DT
scene_NN
is_BEZ
usually_RB
the_DT
one_CD
remembered_VBD
most_DT
from_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
as_CS
lieutenant_NN
ripley_NP
steps_NNS
into_IN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
lifting_NN
machines_NNS
to_IN
fight_NN
the_DT
alien_NN
queen_NN
._.
using_VBG
flawless_JJ
special_JJ
effects_NNS
,_,
the_DT
climax_NN
is_BEZ
exhausting_JJ
,_,
leaving_VBG
any_DT
audience_NN
member_NN
drained_VBD
from_IN
extreme_JJ
anxiety_NN
._.
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
for_IN
a_DT
film_NN
of_IN
this_DT
genre_NN
to_IN
work_NN
properly_RB
,_,
the_DT
technical_JJ
aspects_NNS
must_MD
be_BE
realistic_JJ
enough_RB
for_IN
us_NP
to_IN
believe_VB
what_WDT
we_PP
see_VB
._.
aliens_NNS
is_BEZ
completely_RB
realistic_JJ
,_,
even_RB
a_DT
decade_NN
after_IN
its_PP$
initial_JJ
release_NN
._.
the_DT
special_JJ
effects_NNS
are_BER
wonderfully_RB
seamless_NN
,_,
with_IN
a_DT
terrifying_JJ
alien_NN
to_IN
go_VB
with_IN
them_PP
._.
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
overlooked_VBN
aspects_NNS
of_IN
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
music_NN
,_,
composed_VBN
by_IN
cameron-regular_JJ
james_NP
horner_NP
._.
horner_NP
has_HVZ
created_VBN
a_DT
terrific_JJ
score_NN
,_,
receiving_VBG
an_DT
oscar_NP
nomination_NN
for_IN
his_PP$
work_NN
._.
not_XNOT
only_RB
that_DT
,_,
horner_NP
has_HVZ
also_RB
created_VBN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
scores_NNS
for_IN
any_DT
action_NN
film_NN
,_,
or_CC
science_NN
fiction_NN
film_NN
ever_RB
(_(
and_CC
that_CS
includes_VBZ
2001_CD
:_:
a_DT
space_NN
odyssey_NN
,_,
which_WDT
was_BEDZ
mainly_RB
a_DT
compilation_NN
of_IN
well-known_JJ
composers_NNS
)_)
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
the_DT
climax_NN
music_NN
is_BEZ
also_RB
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
recognized_JJ
of_IN
film_NN
music_NN
._.
the_DT
production_NN
design_NN
is_BEZ
incredible_JJ
,_,
which_WDT
also_RB
happened_VBD
to_TO
snag_NN
a_DT
nomination_NN
from_IN
the_DT
academy_NN
._.
dark_JJ
corridors_NNS
lit_VBN
by_IN
red_JJ
lights_NNS
are_BER
very_RB
impressive_JJ
,_,
but_CC
more_DT
impressive_JJ
is_BEZ
the_DT
amount_NN
of_IN
terror_NN
which_WDT
arises_VBZ
from_IN
well-lit_JJ
locations_NNS
._.
normally_RB
a_DT
film_NN
will_MD
be_BE
very_RB
dark_JJ
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
scare_NN
a_DT
viewer_NN
;_;
aliens_NNS
uses_NNS
lights_NNS
to_IN
scare_NN
the_DT
viewer_NN
._.
then_RB
,_,
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
the_DT
cinematography_NN
,_,
which_WDT
uses_VBZ
point_NN
of_IN
view_NN
shots_NNS
,_,
along_IN
with_IN
video_NN
feeds_NNS
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
build_NN
suspense_NN
._.
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
scariest_JJS
scenes_NNS
involve_VB
the_DT
perspective_NN
of_IN
ripley_NP
._.
surprisingly_RB
,_,
the_DT
acting_JJ
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
only_RB
above_IN
average_JJ
for_IN
this_DT
genre_NN
,_,
but_CC
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
._.
sigourney_NN
weaver_NP
received_VBD
an_DT
oscar_NP
nomination_NN
for_IN
her_PP$
portrayal_NN
of_IN
ripley_NP
,_,
incorporating_VBG
the_DT
right_JJ
amount_NN
of_IN
sympathy_NN
into_IN
her_PP$
hard-edged_JJ
persona_NP
._.
weaver_NP
soars_VBZ
above_IN
the_DT
rest_NN
in_IN
this_DT
film_NN
,_,
but_CC
she_PP
is_BEZ
supposed_JJ
to_TO
._.
carrie_NP
henn_???
gives_VBZ
an_DT
above_JJ
average_JJ
performance_NN
for_IN
a_DT
child_NN
,_,
developing_JJ
a_DT
three-dimensional_JJ
character_NN
from_IN
her_PP$
quiet_JJ
attitude_NN
._.
lance_NN
henriksen_NP
is_BEZ
terrific_JJ
as_CS
bishop_NN
,_,
showing_VBG
that_CS
androids_NNS
don't_DO
always_RB
have_HV
to_TO
be_BE
flat_JJ
characters_NNS
._.
jenette_NN
goldstein_NP
shows_VBZ
a_DT
fair_JJ
amount_NN
of_IN
enthusiasm_NN
with_IN
her_PP$
role_NN
,_,
and_CC
steals_VBZ
several_DT
scenes_NNS
of_IN
her_PP$
own_DT
(_)
though_CS
her_PP
personality_NN
becomes_VBZ
slightly_RB
annoying_VBG
when_CS
she_PP
isn't_BEZ
fighting_VBG
)_)
._.
michael_NP
biehn_???
gives_VBZ
a_NN
very_RB
nice_JJ
performance_NN
in_IN
the_DT
most_DT
obligatory_NN
role_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
biehn_???
does_DOZ
a_DT
good_JJ
job_NN
,_,
making_VBG
it_PP
seem_VB
original_JJ
again_RB
._.
paul_NP
reiser_NN
may_MD
seem_VB
like_IN
an_DT
odd_JJ
choice_NN
to_IN
play_NN
the_DT
sleazy_NP
corporate_JJ
director_NN
,_,
but_CC
reiser_NN
manages_VBZ
to_IN
pull_NN
it_PP
off_RP
quite_RB
well_RB
(_(
however_RB
,_,
i_PP
still_RB
see_VB
him_PP
as_IN
paul_NP
on_IN
tv_NN
's_POS
"_"
mad_JJ
about_IN
you_PP
"_"
)_(
._.
a_DT
very_RB
good_JJ
cast_NN
(_(
which_WDT
also_RB
includes_VBZ
bill_NN
paxton_NP
and_CC
william_NP
hope_NN
)_)
highlights_NNS
this_DT
action_NN
film_NN
,_,
making_VBG
it_PP
stand_VB
out_RP
from_IN
others_NNS
._.
aliens_NNS
is_BEZ
rightfully_RB
rated_VBN
r_NN
for_IN
violence_NN
,_,
gore_NP
,_,
language_NN
,_,
and_CC
terror_NN
._.
aliens_NNS
is_BEZ
sort_NN
of_IN
the_DT
redefining_NN
moment_NN
of_IN
the_DT
science_NN
fiction_NN
genre_NN
,_,
as_CS
alien_JJ
was_BEDZ
more_DT
of_IN
a_DT
suspense_NN
/_SYM
horror_NN
film_NN
._.
aliens_NNS
pumps_NNS
up_IN
the_DT
stakes_NNS
,_,
and_CC
cameron_NP
directs_VBZ
it_PP
with_IN
professional_JJ
quality_NN
._.
cameron_NP
certainly_RB
knows_VBZ
how_WRB
to_TO
make_VB
a_DT
good_JJ
action_NN
film_NN
,_,
but_CC
here_RB
he_PP
proves_VBZ
how_WRB
he_PP
can_MD
create_VB
some_DT
truly_RB
horrific_JJ
moments_NNS
on_IN
screen_NN
._.
technically_RB
astonishing_JJ
,_,
aliens_NNS
'_"
only_RB
flaw_NN
is_BEZ
small_JJ
characters_NNS
who_WP
are_BER
only_RB
there_RB
to_IN
get_VB
killed_JJ
._.
aside_RB
from_IN
this_DT
,_,
you_PP
probably_RB
won't_MD
experience_NN
anything_PN
like_IN
aliens_NNS
for_IN
quite_RB
a_DT
while_CS
._.
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