This spine-chillingly terrifying sequel is set 57 years after Ellen Ripley survived her disastrous ordeal, when in a lucky twist of fate her escape vessel is recovered after drifting across the galaxy as she slept in cryogenic stasis.
Back on earth, the powers-that-be find her story about the "Aliens" on the planet LV-426 sounding like tall tales of a traumatised woman. In an attempt to clarify the truth, the "Company" orders the colony on LV-426 be investigated, but it is found that all communication with the colony is lost.
At this juncture, The Company enlists Ripley to aid a team of tough, rugged space marines on a rescue mission to the now partially terra-formed planet to find out if there are aliens or survivors.
As the mission unfolds, Ripley will be forced to come to grips with her worst nightmare, but even as she does, she finds that the worst is yet to come.
Did you know?
In an interview, composer James Horner felt that James Cameron had given him so little time to write a musical score for the film, he was forced to cannibalize previous scores he had done, such as elements from his Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) scores, as well as adapt a rendition of "Gayane Ballet Suite" for the main and end titles. Horner stated that the tensions with Cameron were so high during post-production that he assumed they would never work together again. However, Cameron loved the score from Braveheart (1995) so much, the two mutually agreed that Horner would write the score for Titanic (1997), because it was a story they both wanted to do. They've let bygones be bygones ever since, especially when they won their Oscars for Titanic (1997) and collaborated again 12 years later for Avatar (2009). Read More