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For those people out there who have never seen Aliens (all three of you) it is the movie that blew the cobwebs away from a genre still stuck in the tired old cliché of highly advanced civilizations using implausible means to range out into the galaxy at some indeterminate time in the future. The genius of Aliens was that it immersed audiences into a world of near-future tech, brilliantly realized locations and nightmarish alien creatures.
Throw in some unforgettable one-liners, adrenaline-pumping action sequences and a team of foul-mouthed, insubordinate Marines, all of whom were about as far removed from the mindless automatons that had been the mainstay of early attempts at portraying military characters in a science fiction setting and the result was something very special indeed.

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