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This week we analyze ALIENS, the great 80’s sci-fi war movie. And one of the great sequels of all time – so we get to take a look at what makes a great sequel, and how ALIENS manages to be significantly different than ALIEN while still having many of the same story beats. Also, these movies give us a chance to take a look at the difference between 70’s and 80’s movies – ALIEN had a real cinema verite feel to it, very 70’s, while ALIENS is all 80’s, big action blockbuster with larger than life characters giving memorable quips as they gun down monsters.

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