It’s 1986 and I am curled up on a big chair in a darkened theater. On the screen is a movie that my parents won’t allow me to see… but my Uncle will. ‘Aliens’ is, at first, scary and exciting and I am totally into it. Though, right about the time that the creatures attack and Vasquez goes all batshit shooting the place up, my 11 year old brain asks, “What kind of movie is this?” Is it Sci/Fi? Horror? A War movie? An advanced pilot for ‘Mad About You?’
The answer, of course, is YES! (Especially the last part – unknown fact: Helen Hunt played the Queen). ‘Aliens’ is all of these things and so much more.