Aliens: Giger's Design Gains a Life of its Own
is the second movie in what is now a dynasty of sci-fi horror. H.R. Giger,
though responsible for the Alien design, was not asked to return for the
second installment. It is a travesty that Giger was not given his due credit
on this second excursion into the nightmare shadows of space.
His fantastic vision
remains as James Cameron takes the Aliens to the next level. A brutal queen
and virulent hive now disseminate havoc on an infested colony. With the
soldiers chillingly picked off one by one, and the sole survivor being the
little girl "Newt", this film is a capable answer to its Academy
Award winning progenitor.
Long Live the Hive!