#188 – Aliens (1986) Film Analysis – Why it’s a Sci-Fi Masterpiece

The Flick Lab rarely indulges in hyperbolic adulation or labels films as masterpieces. However, we do consider James Cameron’s Aliens (1986) to be a masterpiece. This landmark film in the sci-fi genre transformed the Alien franchise into a global phenomenon. In this episode, we delve into the film’s themes, the shift from slow burn to action, the bug hunt aspect, character dynamics, Alien genetics and reproduction, plausibility of Burke’s schemes, the differences between the Theatrical and Special Edition, Vietnam War allegories, the tech of Aliens, and more.

Films covered in this episode:
Aliens (1986)

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