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Adult Written byJuggernaut93 May 4, 2011
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16
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Not for kids.

Aliens is one of my favorite movies ever, but I wouldn't recommend it for anyone but older kids and adults. It is a cinema masterpiece, but not a kid friendly one. First off, violence. Though not as bad as modern horror movies like Saw and all that other crap (which I will never watch or review) in terms of gore, it can still get a bit intense. To fully grasp this, you need to know something about the monsters in this film. They are insect-like hive creatures. The queen lays an egg, which hatches into a spider-like creature. This creature searches for humans, and leaps onto their faces, forcing an alien embryo down their throats, knocking them unconscious in the process. Later the person wakes up, and feels fine. However, the embryo grows gradually inside the victim, until it eats it's way out of their chest in a shower of gore. This is shown in great detail in one scene. Also, the creatures spurt green blood when shot, which is acidic, and eats into human flesh. The creatures also bite, stab, claw, and impale humans, though with little blood. Aside from all that, there is the issue of language. F*** and other words are used liberally and often in this film. As for sexual content, there really isn't much, aside from some jokes told by the soldiers. In short, this is strictly a teens-and-adults-only film. Make sure the kids are in bed before you watch this one.

What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Parent of a 17 year old Written byblarghmonstaz August 24, 2010
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12
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Great movie for tweens +

Incredible science-fiction thriller. It's honestly not that violent, and there's no sex. The language is coarse at times, but basically remains moderate throughout the movie. Some strong violence I suppose at times, but it's never over the top. This movie isn't one you want to miss; it may be rated R, but by today's standards, It would probably be Rated PG-13 for Intense sequences of sci-fi violence, terror, and language. This is definately one film you don't wanna miss!

What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Parent of a 13 year old Written byabrahm January 30, 2011
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13
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Aliens review

a great movie. Should be allowed to mature teenagers

What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
Parent of a 15 year old Written byTsion December 27, 2010
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15
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ALIENS is simply the best thriller I have ever seen: it is intelligent and driven by story and character, though certainly chock-full of engaging and often brutal action. At the end of this movie, your hands will hurt from gripping the edge of your seat. The suspense is terrifying, the acting is believable, the CGI are thrilling, and the direction by legendary James Cameron is masterful. Every fan of action movies needs to see this, for you will enjoy it. However, PLEASE leave the kids at home.
Though this movie was made back in the 80s, there is still a strong pull for kids to want to see it. Since this movie, James Cameron has directed TITANIC and AVATAR, two classic modern movies that most kids have seen. The leading lady, Sigourney Weaver, has starred in several mainstream movies marketed to kids, including the before-mentioned AVATAR plus YOU AGAIN and HOLES. Plus, what teenage boy will read the plot summary and not want to see it? However, this is definitely not a movie for kids. The suspense is too much for many adults; for kids, it will just be traumatizing. The majority of the movie is spent making the audience care for the characters; thus, it is very difficult to watch as they are bloodily impaled, eviscerated, carved in two, eaten, and, in a way, impregnated by aliens. Yes, you read correctly. Impregnated. You see, aliens latch on to their victim's bodies and lay eggs in their stomachs. They hatch by gorily bursting out of the victim's chest. There are at least two instances where this is shown onscreen in this movie, both accompanied by blood and intense music and camera cuts. It gets worse. One of the main characters of the film is a little girl, and she is frequently put in danger from the aliens. Another woman is shredded to pieces by an alien in the cockpit of a plane; though the actual shredding is off-screen, you see the blood that flows down the windows of the cockpit. An android is torn in two by a massive alien, and although he is a machine and his blood is white, he still looks very much human as he lies on the ground in two pieces. In addition to the violence, there is extremely harsh language in the film. In both the special and theatrical editions of the film, there are around 20 uses of the "f" word (twice paired with "mother), plus, around forty or fifty uses of "s**t", "a*s", and "g****mn". There is no sexual content. In conclusion, you should go out of your way to see this movie. It is yet another masterful creation from director James Cameron, and if you are a fan of action, sci-fi, or thrillers, then you will enjoy it. Just please view it before watching it with young kids.

What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Adult Written byMovieLover4Lyfe October 26, 2010
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16
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To me this movie felt kind of....contrived. Lots of 'scary' scenes pulled from every horror story ever concocted. Of course there's plenty of violence and blood. Overall, no thank you.

What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Adult Written bydolphinlover9 April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Arguably better than the first

Aliens is a great action sci-fi film for mature teens and adults. This film has graphic violence and strong language. But it's awsome. Check it out if you haven't already.

Adult Written bydigitex30189 April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Great Movie!!!!!!

I love this movie!!! Common Sense should give it at least 4 stars, but it deserves 5. Yes, it's violent, yes, it's gory, yes, the characters know how to say the F-Word, and they do a lot, but for mature teens and adults, it is a great Sci-Fi-Horror Sction film. 5 stars.

Adult Written byoiv25409 April 20, 2009
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12
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Definately too innapropriate for kids

I like this movie, but it definately has a lot of content that's innapropriate for young kids like very graphic violence and profanity and the characters in this movie can tend to not be great role models.

What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Parent of a 2 year old Written bygerbowski October 15, 2012
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16
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Great action sequel, probably ok for older teens

Action-packed sequel to "Alien" delivers not only scary, sci-fi action, but a gripping tension that keeps the viewing on the edge of their seat. Whoever reviewed this movie for this website is totally off only giving it three stars. I've found that most of the movie reviewers on this site can't get past the violence or sex in a movie to call it good. They also seem to have an issue with kids being in movies if they are portrayed to be in danger? Come on! I'm sorry, but if that's the stretch you have to make to find something wrong with a film, then you probably shouldn't be writing these reviews. If I could I would give this film 4 and a half stars, it isn't the best I've ever seen, but for a sequel to come even close to being as good as the original, bravo! Parents should be aware that this movie is not for children, as it is very scary. The violence is not especially gruesome, but anyone younger than 15 or 16 should probably steer clear.

What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Adult Written byRay April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Good action film

Aliens is the best of the series in terms of film quality, acting, action, etc... But it is NOT a movie for kids.