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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.
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!
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, 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.
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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.
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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
Teen, 13 years old Written byspaceexploration November 11, 2014

Great Movie!

Action packed, super scary, and altogether awesome. Loved it!
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Too much swearing
Kid, 10 years old October 18, 2014
It's a bit bloody at times and profanity is used but of course the gunshots drown them abit some marines do smoke cigars but every kid knows cigars are bad the action is intense and some lines are pretty cool oh and don't forget about that ITS GAME OVER GAME OVER MAN
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Great messages
Teen, 14 years old Written bymoviewathcer September 13, 2014

Sci fi/horror movie with a slow start

The movie has aliens bursting out of a stomach, and an alien warrior murdering all of the crew. The crew sais @ss and fu©k. There are posters of women's bare breasts in one scene. When the main character is about to sleep, she puts on her painties, which leave the top part of her bottom uncovered.
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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old January 6, 2014

This film is so good one of my favorites

I think this film is ok for mature 12 year old and up the aliens look very graphic and can easily scare anyone. But this film is the best and I watched it when I was 12. It was an 18 when it came out in the 80's but now it is dated and I would make it a 12a now
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Great role models
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Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written byevolinag December 18, 2012

Sequel is as brilliant and intense as the first one. Teens and up!

"Aliens" is a 1986 sequel to the 1979 science fiction movie "Alien". ----------------------------- When the original "Alien" was released in 1979, it was one of the most breathtaking and most excellent science fiction movie of all time. However, judging through the experience we have, sequels are rarely as good as the original, especially if they are done by another director. In most cases, it either copies the original, or comes up with poor quality - or both. Still, "Aliens" is one of the few examples. Ridley Scott is replaced by James Cameron, who already made "The Terminator" and in the future will release "Titanic", winner of 11 Oscars. And Cameron knows how to fascinate the viewers. There is a terrific athmosphere, including many scenes of breathtaking action, but without being too cliched or unoriginal. The character of Newt, a young girl who survived from the Alien attack where her parents have been killed, has been added to the story. Ellen Ripley now tries to prevent her from harm, having her as the child she never had. "Aliens" is more action-ish than its calm preceeder, but still has not lost any of its serious, dark undertone. Sigourney Weaver gives an overwhelming, memorable performance, which earned her an Oscar-nomination. It's as simple as that: "Aliens" is one of the few sequels that are as good as the first one. Also, it is refreshing, has a touching subplot involving a traumatized girl and is simply one of the movies you can watch again and again, without getting boring. ----------------------------------- (SPOILERS may follow:) "Aliens" is not as suspense as the first one, since the first one was a bit scary, while this movie here is rather action-ish. Still, we've got aliens bursting out of people's stomachs. In a scene near the opening, we see an alien trying to burst out of Ripley's body, but it turns out just to be a dream (we don't see the event). The violence is not too strong compared to nowaday's movie. In one grpahic scene, we see a woman that was cocooned by the alien. At first, it appears like she is dead, but she suddenly begins to move and says "Kill Me!", which Ripley finally does using a flamethrower. A woman is unexpectedly killed by the Alien. She sits in a cockpit, turns around and an alien suddenly appears. Much blood spurts onto the windshield, but the main impact is off-screen. An android is impaled and then ripped in half. He has white blood, which spurts everywhere and some viscera. However, he still lives, and also, it does not look that graphic since he is an android. It is just emotional since he is a protagonist. Many aliens get killed with acid blood spurting everywhere, but it is not that graphic since it involves aliens. Some people get burnt by the acid blood, but it is never graphic. There are about 20 uses of the f-word. Should be okay for viewers 12 and up, but needs caution. If your kid could handle "The Terminator", it can handle this movie as well.
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Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
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.
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Great messages
Great role models
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Too much swearing
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Teen, 15 years old Written bylikestowatchmovies June 13, 2012

awsome movie

other than language theres not any violence a kid would see on a goosebumps+guns
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Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byzappyo29 May 23, 2012

Frightening, suspenseful horror film is best for 14+

This movie is an amazing film, but parents should think before allowing anyone under the age of 14 to watch it. Many scenes involve frightening aliens attacking humans, including a 8 yr old girl. Ripley and the Marines swear frequently, as well as smoking cigarettes. However, this film is definetly in my top ten movies of all time, and is well worth watching.
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