MistressOf Horror wrote:
this an example of a sequel surpassing the original. Much like Aliens to Alien.
I realize these things are a matter of subjective opinion...but good Lord! "Aliens" as superior to the original "Alien?" Its just a dumb action flick, compared to the masterpiece that is "Alien."
I saw them both in the theater during their original release, and seeing the original "Alien" in 1979 will always be one of the most terrifying memories of my life. During "Aliens," I just kept wondering if Schwarzenegger was going to show up. I mean, its not actually a bad movie in and of itself, but its a hugely inferior sequel.