Keith & the Movies Valhalla Induction: “Aliens”


The Keith & the Movies Valhalla is a place of tribute for those movies that I hold in the highest regard. These are films that embody everything that is great about motion pictures. These are the best of the best – movies that I truly love and that stand above the rest. There are many great movies that won’t find their way into these sacred halls. But here you will find those films that I believe personify brilliance in filmmaking, storytelling, and entertainment. These glorious 5 star accomplishments are worthy of special recognition as the very best. Ok, enough of the high drama! In other words, these are my favorite movies of all time, ok?

ALIENSFew movies have ever built up my anticipation and excitement like James Cameron’s science fiction action flick “Aliens”. I still remember being a young teenager in 1986 grasping for any information I could about the film. I checked out magazine articles. I read the paperback novel. Eventually my excitement was rewarded with a movie that I believe is not only incredible but is one of the best sequels of all time.

“Aliens” is a movie that always felt ahead of its time. The look, the effects, the conception, everything with “Aliens” blew me away then and remarkably still holds up today. Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley is still one of the toughest and best female characters in cinema and she’s surrounded by well written and engaging supporting characters. The film’s brilliant mix of futuristic military action and science fiction horror is unmatched are it features so many scenes that I still know by heart. I love Ridley Scott’s “Alien” and it’s a hard movie to top. But “Aliens” just might do it. If not, it’s at least in the conversation and in my book that’s high praise. For more on “Aliens” check out my FULL REVIEW.

“Aliens” is the ninth inductee into the Keith & the Movies Valhalla. But there are more amazing movies to come in the near future so stay tuned. What are your thoughts on this James Cameron science fiction masterpiece? Is it worth my high praise or is it an overrated picture? You now know my opinion. I’d love to hear yours. Please take time to share your comments below.

33 thoughts on “Keith & the Movies Valhalla Induction: “Aliens”

  1. My younger brother and I rewatched this every single day of our summer holidays one year. We had recorded it off the TV on the VCR. It was brilliant. It was also the summer that I dared him to let me shave off one of his eyebrows. My mom was so pissed. We must have been about 13 and 10.

    • I hear ya! It’s such a wonderful mix of an assortment of genres. That’s a trait that will always stick with me. I was thrilled at the action. I was nervous at the horror. I was enthralled in the science fiction. Love it!

  2. Great pick! I’m glad that Cameron’s not afraid to feature a bad ass female protagonist in his films. And Ripley is certainly one of cinematic icons of our time. Did you know that Thandie Newton named her daughter after her?

    • No I didn’t know that! Super cool!

      Thanks Ruth! Ripley is fabulous. She is a perfect mix of that adaptive motherly compassion and butt kicking female star. Loooove Ripley and “Aliens”!

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    • Thanks man! Both are absolute gems in my opinion. I love them both but for some reason when it comes to which one I want to watch again, Aliens always is my choice. I love it that much.

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