Aliens is a 1986 science fiction action film written and directed by James Cameron. It is the sequel to the 1979 science fiction horror film Alien, and the second film in the Alien franchise. The film is set in the far future; Sigourney Weaver stars as Ellen Ripley, the sole survivor of an alien attack on her ship. When communications are lost with a human colony on the moon where her crew first saw the alien creatures, Ripley agrees to return to the site with a unit of Colonial Marines to investigate. Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, and Carrie Henn feature in supporting roles.


Ellen Ripley has been in stasis for 57 years aboard an escape shuttle after destroying her ship, the Nostromo, to escape an alien creature that slaughtered the rest of the crew. She is rescued and debriefed by her employers at the Weyland-Yutani Corporation, who are skeptical about her claim of alien eggs in a derelict ship on the exomoon LV-426, since it is now the site of a terraforming colony. After contact is lost with the colony, Weyland-Yutani representative Carter Burke and Colonial Marine Lieutenant Gorman ask Ripley to accompany them to investigate. Still traumatized by her alien encounter, she agrees on the condition that they exterminate the creatures. Ripley is introduced to the Colonial Marines on the spaceship Sulaco but is distrustful of their android, Bishop, due to the android aboard the ''Nostromo'' having betrayed its crew to protect the alien on company orders.


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    award Academy Award for Best Sound Editing Academy Award for Best Visual Effects BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Saturn Award for Best Director Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film
    contentLocation Acheron Hadley's Hope USS Sulaco
    director James Cameron
    editor Ray Lovejoy
    events extraterrestrial life
    genre action adventure drama horror science fiction thriller
    keywords airlock alien alien creature alien encounter alien facehugger alien queen ambush android android aboard the \'\'nostromo\'\ armored personnel carrier ash betray biological weapon bishop ceiling chestburster dropship dwayne hicks ellen ripley exomoon exosuit fall fusion power infant alien land ovipositor powered exoskeleton rescue shuttlecraft stasis surround terraforming trap traumatize young girl
    musicBy James Horner
    nomination Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Sound Academy Award for Best Sound Editing Academy Award for Best Visual Effects BAFTA Award for Best Makeup and Hair BAFTA Award for Best Sound BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Foreign Language Film
    producer Gale Anne Hurd
    publisher 20th Century Fox
    recordedAt Pinewood Studios
    theme feminist girls with guns military science fiction monster movie science fiction action science fiction adventure science fiction horror science fiction thriller sequel the future