"Aliens" - Parental and Artistic Review.
A nude photo is briefly seen in the doorway to the hyper-sleeping room. When the team starts waking up, they are all in their undergarments; the men are shirtless. When Hudson asks what the mission is about, Apone replies, "Oh, you'll love it. We gotta save a bunch of juicy colonist daughters from their virginity." Frost says, "I wouldn't mind getting some of that Arctunian poontang!" Spunkmeyer replies, "Yeah, Frost, but the one that you had was male!" Frost then says, "Male or female, it doesn't matter if it's Arctunian!" 4.2 out of 10.
An alien attacks Ferro off-screen while she's piloting her dropship (off-screen, but blood splatters onto the cockpit window). Shortly afterward, the dropship crashes because no one is piloting it.
Dead corpses are seen wrapped in cocoons; a chestburster alien rips through a living woman's chest. Some blood pours out, although not as much as the chestburster from the first movie.
Ripley has a nightmare that an alien bursts out of her; the alien can be seen under her skin just before she wakes up.
Many aliens are shown being killed by the soldiers with machine and other guns (Lots of green blood from the aliens shown). In the 1991 Special Edition version, there are four sentry machine-gun turrets that tear through hundreds of aliens with lots of alien blood.
While Hudson is shooting other aliens, another alien grabs him from under the floor and drags him in. He shouts for Hicks to help him, but another alien attacks Hicks, causing him to let go and for Hudson to be dragged under to be cocooned.
In one prolonged sequence, the soldiers are attacked by a group of aliens. Dietrich is ambushed by one and in a panic, she discharges her flamethrower at Frost; he runs around while on fire and runs into a railing, which he trips over and falls several stories to his death. Hicks, Wierzbowski and Crowe investigate what happened, but Hicks notices that Frost's ammunition bag is on fire and they all run. Crowe, being the closest to the blast, gets thrown into a nearby wall, snapping his neck and killing him instantly; Wierzbowski is injured but alive, and Hicks is unscathed. Hicks props Wierzbowski against a nearby wall and while he's not looking, Wierzbowski is grabbed by an alien. A firefight between the soldiers and many of the soldiers are killed.
Drake is fatally injured after being sprayed by acid (no blood, but there is a brief shot of his face being eaten away).
Several times, people are killed both on and off-screen with minimal and lots of blood.
Hicks shoots an alien in the head and is burned by acid blood on his face and body (he is shown in extreme pain and with acid burnt armor and lots of smoke).
Vasquez and Gorman are cornered by the aliens and opt to take them out in a manner that results in their own deaths. The two of them cling together, clutching a hand grenade in their hands, and detonate it.
Ripley and Newt uncovers a nest of the alien's eggs and the "queen" alien, who is presently laying more eggs. She destroys many of the eggs with a flamethrower, and a violent and stressful fight ensues.
A human-looking android is impaled and torn in half. There is white synthetic blood spraying in all directions, and his insides (a type of intestines) are visible in the subsequent scenes. Although he is a robot, his insides look quite human and the audience has an emotional connection to this character by this time and may find this additionally disturbing. 8.6 out of 10.
Around 24 "f" words, as well as 15 "s" words, 11 "asses" (2 used with "hole" and 1 written), 9 "hells," 6 "damns," 2 uses of "bitch" (1 written on Drake's smartgun), 2 uses of "bastard," 1 "crap" and 1 "S.O.B." 3 uses of the middle finger are seen. Religious exclamations and profanities include at least: 19 uses of "Goddamn," 5 of, "Oh, God," 4 of "Jesus," 3 of "Oh, God," 2 of "God," and 1 use each of "Oh, dear Lord Jesus" and "Christ" (2 in Director's Cut). 6.9/10.
Substance Use: There are a few scenes with smoking. The main character Ripley smokes in a few scenes as does Hicks. Apone smokes cigars frequently. 5.9 out of 10.
Conclusion: "Aliens," while not as well-made as the original Alien film, is still a brilliant film. It has amazing visual effects (especially for its time), great action, fantastic performances, well-developed characters, memorable dialogue, and more. I give this film 8.8 out of 10.