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Teen, 14 years old Written byzazmopepperz February 18, 2010

Not that violent and barely any strong language

This film is actually not that scary or violent, and theirs not much bad language either. This film nowhere near deserves and 18+ the new alien vs predator movies are more gory and they are 15+. The film in my opinion may have been able to pass as a 12+. Anywho enough about age ratings; the film is amazing. James Cameron himself said he couldn't top alien but he did. I congratulate him for this film and hope him the best.
Teen, 16 years old Written byjohnwi312 December 27, 2009

Intense and amazing. OK for all teens.

Aliens has intense violence and some profane language, but is totally fine for any young teens or even mature older kids. Awesome movie, the tension never lets up - I slightly prefer Alien, but Aliens is also one of the best sci-fi movies out there.
Teen, 16 years old Written byBrenblank August 25, 2010

3 stars? The film is great.

I was 11 the first time I saw this film and it was great. There are a few scenes that are too violent for young kids, but the worst are the chest-bursters. And you see those twice in the entire movie. Aliens has minor cursing, but it's nothing kids wouldn't hear when their parent(s) does something along the lines burning themselves while cooking. It's absurd for people to comment on the "frequent use of guns" by the characters--they're Marines! The only drug/alcohol use in the film is the cigars that are smoked by Sergeant Apone when the marines are introduced. The "bad role models" are the characters who aren't meant to be viewed as role models. The characters who are meant to be viewed as role models are clear, as they differ from the rest--examples being Ripley, who is a traumatized innocent that conquers her fears, and Hicks, a quiet, down to earth "grunt" that has his act together. There are few scenes of "ghastly violence" against the little girl in the film, one where she ACCIDENTALLY gets shot at (no harm comes to her) and another where she and Ripley are in a room with two parasites. This is a PG-13 film that can be viewed by kids of younger ages who understand the difference between reality and fiction.
Teen, 13 years old Written bySomeoneYouDon'tKnow October 21, 2012

Can't match the first film, but still thoroughly entertains

Like the first film, Aliens is a big-top, blood-splattering sci-fi attraction. But it's much more of an action movie and less a horror movie than the first film, which is a bit of a downside for me, as someone who was stricken by the first film's subtle chills. On the one hand, there is more gore and violence than the first film, as well as a bigger budget and better special effects. But that crucial sense of dread, claustrophobia, and undying fear that we found in the first film is not present here, which is the film's biggest flaw. I also didn't think the characters were all that likable, and the script/dialogue felt contrived at times. But the special effects and sets felt better rendered and believable than they were in the first film, and the alien queen looks freaking awesome. There are some more revelations about the aliens here, and Ripley continues her character development, with a typically strong performance from Sigourney Weaver. Carrie Henn is excellent as Newt, with a good face, good emotional intensity, and a relatable personality. Paul Reiser was kind of hoaky as the slimy Company executive, and I kind of saw it coming when (SPOILERS!) it was revealed that he wanted the alien alive. And I thought Michael Biehn gave a flat and contrived performance that didn't really fit in. So, even there are some elements that improve upon the first film, I think I'll always prefer the dark and gothic chills of the first film. Even so, this movie is innovative and inventive in its own right, and looks even better in the extended version.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 9 years old August 24, 2010

epic!

this movie is epicness!!!! its rlly vilent at times, but it dusnt get rlly rlly bad lik sum movies lik alien vs predator, ewww that was nasty. this is a gud movie, any1 10 or older shuld definately see this movie!
Teen, 13 years old Written byaustant September 5, 2016

ALIENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

best movie ever i say 13 and up because heavy use of f--k b--h all in all it is the best movie ever i love aliens
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Great role models
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byNicky0250 June 7, 2016

Dark, Gory and Profanity-laden with tremendous pacing. 3 stars, I think not!

Aliens is the sequel to Sir Ridley Scott's brilliant sci-fi horror. It continues the story of Ellen Ripley, the only survivor of the first film when she awakens from cryogenic hibernation 57 years later, she reluctantly goes back the planet where her nightmare began: LV-426. But this time she is backed up by a squad of very heavily armed Marines, to compensate for that amount of firepower James Cameron took the liberty of putting more emphasis on action instead of suspence and added a lot more aliens (or Xenomorphs if you want to know there real species name, it's also shown that the planet colony the film takes place in is home to 157 families, so that's about 628 monsters). The violence of the film is ramped up, many of the aliens are shot with acid blood spewing everywhere (one of the marines is shown to have been killed by it, two others are hit with it, but survive). Language is at the usual Hard R level.
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Kid, 12 years old April 22, 2012

Okay for 14 & up

Sex: 2/10- when they rise from their sleep, men are only in underwear and woman only have panties and a shirt on. Violence: 8/10- a woman has a bad dream about a parasite bursting through her chest. Aliens are killed with guns. A parasite bursts through a womans chest. Near the and of the movie, a man is ripped in half Language: 4/10- moderate profanity Drugs: 1/10- in the beginning of the movie, a woman smokes
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 17 years old Written byNOname123 November 27, 2016

Classic James Cameron, the best!

Moderate horror, however there is more action than that. The aliens explode apart spraying acid blood at the marines, the alien queen may scare some viewers. A chestburster burrows its way out a woman's abdomen, some blood pours out. Viewers age 14 and up should see this.
Teen, 13 years old Written byWar_Badger123 October 17, 2016

More violent sequel that teens can take.

Overall, this sequel has more profanity and much more violence. The violence is in quick flashes and the gruesome deaths are mainly off-screen. I think that ages 13+ can watch this.
Kid, 12 years old September 17, 2016

Great sequel is scary and violent

This film is the sequel to the film Alien. Although it is not as scary as the original the aliens are still freaky, and look more realistic. There is a lot more violence than the original including aliens bursting out of chests, alien face suckers sucking off faces, aliens tearing people to shreds and humans shooting at aliens. Although there it is not particularly gory alien blood spurts and occasionally some human blood and guts are shown. The language includes s--t, f--k, d--k, ass and bitch. Also there are some mild sex jokes.
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Kid, 9 years old September 8, 2016

uh ... a line from the movie

This is a good movie James Cameron has some great talents. The 2 problems I have are small. 1 it's long it did not need to be this long. 2 the continuity is not good I'm talking about in this movie not the continuity from alien to this movie other than that it's a good movie. A-
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Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 17 years old Written bycarolinaboy March 21, 2016

Great Movie

This movie shaped me as a person and Ripley is a personal role model to me.
Teen, 13 years old Written by321person123 December 23, 2015

Aliens

Aliens is a good movie. A bit more fast paced than the original. The movie has some of the same bloody scenes and a few more. While this movie has a little excessive swearing it makes sense with the story and nothing middle school kids haven't heard 8,000 Times. While some characters do smoke cigars it's in the background and not the main focus. All in all this is a good movie appropriate for middle school age and up.
Teen, 14 years old Written byDillpickle37 August 6, 2015

Aliens

After 57 years in hypersleep, Ripley awakens to find out that the planet from Alien has been colonized. When contact is lost with the colony, Ripley joins with a team of colonial marines to go there and discover the problem. Parents should know that this movie is more action oriented than its predecessor and that it is not only more violent, but also contains more profanity than the original. Despite the fact that it isn't as scary as the first, it is still very much a horror movie. It is one of the very few movies that actually made me sweat and brought my pulse rate up a little bit. Needless to say, with the extra violence and profanity, this is not a movie suitable for younger children. Violence-9/10: There are several scenes of graphic violence, although most of it isn't lingered upon and is usually shown in quick cuts. The violence includes the return of the infamous chestburster scene, although it is not as gory as it was in Alien. We also see people burned with acid, set on fire, and stabbed. In one scene, an android character with white blood is torn in half by the alien queen. At around the 45 minute mark, there are several somewhat disturbing images of people cocooned to walls. The marines discover a frightened little girl whose family was killed, (presumably) in front of her. She is placed in several dangerous situations as the movie progresses. There is also a lot of violence towards the aliens in this movie. The marines shoot and kill many of the aliens, in addition to running them over in armored vehicles, setting them on fire, and blowing them up with grenades. Two sympathetic characters take out many aliens in a manner that also results in their own deaths. In the special extended edition of the movie there is a scene in which numerous aliens are mowed down by automatic sentry guns. Language-8/10: Aliens has much more language than Alien, including 23 uses of f*ck (25 in the special edition), 2 uses of motherf*cker, 19 uses of G*dd*mn, as well as several uses of sh*t, *sshole, b*tch, b*stard, and a couple misuses of Jesus' name. Sex and Nudity-3/10: The marines engage in some mildly suggestive banter at the breakfast table. In the special edition, there is a brief glimpse of a nude pinup poster in the marines' locker room. All sensitive parts are covered, and nothing explicit is shown. Drinking, Drugs, and Smoking-2/10: A character is often shown with a cigar in his mouth. Aliens is a fantastic movie that takes a similar approach to the first Alien movie. It slowly builds up the tension, ratcheting up the suspense until it is almost unbearable, which makes the action scenes all the more believable. Each death feels like a personal loss because these are people you have come to care about. Every character has a role in the story. The best example of this is Bill Paxton's Private Hudson, who, much like Lambert in the first movie, mirrors how the audience feels. His over-the-top acting doesn't accomplish this quite as well as Lambert does, but it serves its purpose, while also providing the occasional comic relief which alleviates the tension just enough to keep the audience watching the movie. This sort of acting doesn't work quite as well in other places, such as the angry drill instructor, Sergeant Apone, who just seems a little too angry. However, this is an 80's action movie, so you have to expect a little cheese, don't you? All in all, Aliens is a masterfully crafted science fiction classic that, while not as good as Alien, is still a must-see for every mature viewer.
Teen, 14 years old Written byHorusTheAvenger June 17, 2015

Game over, man! GAME OVER!

I think this movie is better than the original. Very good sci fi classic with a fun, military attitude. More swearing than the first, and lots of violence where Marines are killed by the aliens. Characters smoke and drink. A man betrays Ripley and a girl for a quick buck. Amazing movie, James Cameron did an awesome job.
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Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written byMavrah333 April 29, 2015

Violent, gung-ho yet touching sequel is an inch better than the predecessor.

The sequel to the original sci-fi horror movie, this action-thriller is violent, graphic, and language is used A LOT. Indeed, people and aliens alike are shot, burnt with acid and/or fire, and ripped apart. The logic in this film is without a doubt borderline mad (although any examples induce spoilers). But the atmosphere and suspense of the original plays its part, and the magic of this movie is that you can be scared, but have a good time of it. Ripley is better than ever, she and a more minor heroine Vasquez are what all action heroines should aspire to be. If you've seen James Cameron's next film, Terminator 2, the first quarter of the plot will look familiar. But the adrenaline pumped fight/chase scenes, clever and cool dialogue and loveable (and hateable in one case) characters make for the near perfect sequel. Bear in mind, this might not deserve its 18 rating in the UK, but it is certainly understandable why. Language is rife (a lot of f**k, b***c and damn, but only a little s**t) and characters spend some time with cigarettes. Final Score: 10/10: Near Perfect.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byTheMovieAddict April 5, 2015

A great movie for strong minded kids

I first watched this movie at the age of 6, theres not too much horror or violence so its perfectly suitable for 11+ years [depending on the child].
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 12 years old January 13, 2015

Loved it! (Mabye even better than the first)

This movie was great! Mabye even better than the original! It was action packed and full of adventure. BEWARE there are lots of curses throughout the entire movie. Intense violence as well. Some parts are pretty gory and plain disgusting. In one part an Alien bursts out of a Marine's stomach. However there were great role models in it.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written byjamesbondfan November 18, 2014
Much more violent than Alien. There are lots of scenes of aliens being shot and soldiers being killed by aliens. Some gore. There is a chestburster scene like in the first film but it is not as gory. No nudity. Lots of language, more than in the first film. Very intense movie.
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Too much violence
Too much swearing

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