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Alien 23 46.00%
 
Aliens 27 54.00%
 
Total:50

Easily Aliens. It's enjoyable to watch, it's actually a good movie.

Alien isn't. It's like most of the Star Wars movies, in that the world and backstory behind the movie are leaps and bounds better than the movie itself. I don't like Alien because of the movie itself, I like it because of the potential it has and the franchise it created.



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Alien is a incredible Scifi-horror movie.
Aliens is a action blockbuster, a good fun movie, but not at the Alien level. The first movie has an incredible ambient,good acting and incredible visuals.
Aliens has very flat characters (only Bishop is interesting) and break the "Invencibility" of the Alien menace with the typical "Americans kill anything with guns"
Unpopular opinion: Alien 3 is a really good movie, people dont like it because they wanted Aliens Again and not something original. Alien 3 has a new,diferent setting and interesting characters. And the Alien is a really invencible threat again.

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Dude, don't ask me to choose between them. That's just cruel. They are both absolute classics, and so different in tone, with Alien focused more on horror and Aliens being more action-oriented.

If I was forced to choose, I would give a very, very slight edge to the original for what it did for cinema. If Star Wars helped legitimized sci-fi in general as a serious genre, Alien did so for sci-fi/horror in specific, taking it out of the realm of B-grade (or worse) cinema. It made the sci-fi monster movie a respectable sub-genre. It also gave us perhaps one of the the first, if not the first, notable example of a female protagonist in the genre that was strong and proactive, and not just someone who screamed in abject terror at the monster waiting to be rescued by a man. Aliens, despite being an equally good film in terms of quality, wasn't as revolutionary of a film as Alien.



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Aliens is the rare time when a sequel beats the original for me. Alien is a fantastic horror movie and right up there with the best in horror. It does drag on a bit in scenes. Aliens is non stop action, and the only small gripe I have with it in Newt is a bit annoying. The characters in both movies are excellent and well acted, but I preferred the characters in Aliens especially Hudson, Vasquez, and Frost. if I want a great classic horror movie Alien is a great choice, if I want one of the best action movies Aliens is the choice!



Personally, Aliens is the best one for me. It has an amazing mix of drama, horror and action that has no visible flaws aside from a somewhat weak performance by the Weyland-Yutani guy.

Alien is an excellent film and one of my top 10 horror movies of all time but the whole thing with the cat at the end seemed rather silly to me. I'm not a pet person so you can call me callous but going back for the cat seemed like a really stupid decision by such an intelligent character as Ripley.



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Spike0503 said:
Personally, Aliens is the best one for me. It has an amazing mix of drama, horror and action that has no visible flaws aside from a somewhat weak performance by the Weyland-Yutani guy.

Alien is an excellent film and one of my top 10 horror movies of all time but the whole thing with the cat at the end seemed rather silly to me. I'm not a pet person so you can call me callous but going back for the cat seemed like a really stupid decision by such an intelligent character as Ripley.

So Ripley would leave the cat to die because she's "intelligent"? She obviously cares about the cat, it's a living being like any other and at that point in time, the only companion she can have if she does manage to save it.

I think when you say you're "not a pet person", really what you're meaning to say there is that animal lives don't matter. Ripley clearly wouldn't agree with you.



mZuzek said:
Spike0503 said:
Personally, Aliens is the best one for me. It has an amazing mix of drama, horror and action that has no visible flaws aside from a somewhat weak performance by the Weyland-Yutani guy.

Alien is an excellent film and one of my top 10 horror movies of all time but the whole thing with the cat at the end seemed rather silly to me. I'm not a pet person so you can call me callous but going back for the cat seemed like a really stupid decision by such an intelligent character as Ripley.

So Ripley would leave the cat to die because she's "intelligent"? She obviously cares about the cat, it's a living being like any other and at that point in time, the only companion she can have if she does manage to save it.

I think when you say you're "not a pet person", really what you're meaning to say there is that animal lives don't matter. Ripley clearly wouldn't agree with you.

I like animals, but nope it isn't a smart decision to risk your life to save a cat.



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DonFerrari said:
mZuzek said:

So Ripley would leave the cat to die because she's "intelligent"? She obviously cares about the cat, it's a living being like any other and at that point in time, the only companion she can have if she does manage to save it.

I think when you say you're "not a pet person", really what you're meaning to say there is that animal lives don't matter. Ripley clearly wouldn't agree with you.

I like animals, but nope it isn't a smart decision to risk your life to save a cat.

It also isn't a smart decision to risk your life to save a person, is it? Risking your own life isn't smart to begin with, that's not the point. The point is that Ripley wants to save the cat, because she cares about the lives of others, and also because she doesn't want to be completely alone after such a traumatic experience.

The life of a cat is no different than the life of another human being.



mZuzek said:
DonFerrari said:

I like animals, but nope it isn't a smart decision to risk your life to save a cat.

It also isn't a smart decision to risk your life to save a person, is it? Risking your own life isn't smart to begin with, that's not the point. The point is that Ripley wants to save the cat, because she cares about the lives of others, and also because she doesn't want to be completely alone after such a traumatic experience.

The life of a cat is no different than the life of another human being.

It's a movie.  I'm pretty sure if there was huge acid aliens that just killed the whole crew, no matter how much you love a pet you aren't going to try and save it.  In Aliens I'm not trying to save Newt at the end either.   Of course humans will probably die out long before we have the technology for deep space traveling where we might have to make that decision. 



rapsuperstar31 said:
mZuzek said:

It also isn't a smart decision to risk your life to save a person, is it? Risking your own life isn't smart to begin with, that's not the point. The point is that Ripley wants to save the cat, because she cares about the lives of others, and also because she doesn't want to be completely alone after such a traumatic experience.

The life of a cat is no different than the life of another human being.

It's a movie.  I'm pretty sure if there was huge acid aliens that just killed the whole crew, no matter how much you love a pet you aren't going to try and save it.

If it was my cat, I would. But to be fair, we don't really see Ripley having a close connection to that cat.