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?
During the sequence in which Newt and Ripley are locked in MedLab, Ripley is attacked by one of the two facehuggers after setting off the sprinklers, resulting in the facehugger wrapping its tail around her neck after jumping off of a table leg. To film this, director James Cameron had the Special Effects crew design a facehugger fully capable of walking towards Ripley on its own, but to make it appear as if it jumps off of the table, and Cameron then used backwards-filming. He set up the facehugger on the table leg, then dragged it off and later edited the piece of film to play backward to make it appear to be moving forward towards Ripley. The crew thought that the fact that water was falling down during this whole scene would affect the sequence that was filmed backward (it would show the water moving up instead of down). In the end, the water was not visible enough to see the direction in which it was falling. Read More