Wednesday, July 13, 2011

HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT: Aliens


This week on Hit me with your best shot, we checked out James Cameron’s action/horror/sci-fi/thriller classic “Aliens”. However you categorize it, it’s great entertainment. I must confess, I had avoided the Aliens quadrilogy until now (I’m not a big fan of horror films). In preparation for this, I watched “Alien” and was so affected by it that I had nightmares that night! These films were major achievements in visual effects (winning that Oscar for the first 2 films and getting a nod for the 3rd) with some of the ugliest, scariest monsters ever put on screen. Halfway through viewing this 2nd installment, I checked the time and was shocked to realize that there was still more than an hour of frightening thrills left (there are just so many frickin aliens to kill!). In true James Cameron style, the film delivers virtually non-stop action up to the very end. The man is really an expert as this stuff, as there are some really awesome shots throughout, managing to find the beauty amidst all the mayhem.

Click below for my favourite shot...



My favourite shot comes from the critical juncture in any horror movie when “the shit hits the fan”. The marines think they’ve found a survivor of the former colony, but quickly realize they are too late. An alien is about to demonstrate the “chestburster” stage of its life cycle. Imagine watching this in 3D!

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