Sigourney Weaver Reveals Her Favorite ALIEN Movie Now

Alien Ripley

What’s your favorite Alien flick? Mine’s the original Ridley Scott masterpiece. But what’s yours? And more importantly, what’s franchise star Sigourney Weaver’s?

Weaver tells Collider: “Oh, goodness, that’s difficult. The best-constructed story for the character to tell was in Aliens, just because Jim [Cameron] has such an amazing sense of the structure of the story. To take this character out of hyper-sleep, have no one believe her, have her be exiled into this limbo land where no one believes her and her family’s death. The whole set-up for Ripley in Aliens and then what she ends up doing and what it, finding this new family by the end. The whole structure of that story, to me, was gold. I always felt that I could jump up and down on it. It was such a great, supportive, arc for the character. In that sense, the second one for Ripley is probably the most satisfying.

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Aliens begins when Lt. Ripley’s (Sigourney Weaver) shuttle is found after floating in space for 57 years by a deep space salvage team. Upon arriving at LV-426, the marines find only one survivor, a nine-year-old girl named Newt (Carrie Henn). But even these battle-hardened marines with all the latest weaponry are no match for the hundreds of aliens that have invaded the colony.

Rated R for monster violence, and for language, the film sports a 97% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes. The Critics Consensus reads: While Alien was a marvel of slow-building, atmospheric tension, Aliens packs a much more visceral punch, and features a typically strong performance from Sigourney Weaver.

What’s your favorite Alien flick?

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