Episode 125: James Cameron’s “Aliens”
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In 1986, James Cameron released the sequel one of the most well-received film of the 70s, Ridley Scott’s “Alien.” In his film, “Aliens,” he didn’t recycle what made the first film successful but he transported the material to a different genre, sensibly and pace, by taking what was essentially a haunted house horror film and making it a military, men on a mission action movie. “Aliens” went on to be heralded as one of the best films of 1986 and garnered seven Academy Awards nominations including Best Actress for Sigourney Weaver.
What compelled James Cameron to shift what made the original “Alien” movie successful into something very different? How did “Aliens” define the action genre for years to come? And how is “Aliens” the perfect video game movie?
James Cameron’s “Aliens” is the subject of episode 125 of the AuteurCast…