The first two Alien films are near-perfect blends of horror and science fiction. Couple that with awesome creature design and a strong female protagonist and you’ve got an all-timer on your hands. Think about how much the xenomorph influenced creature design in film. And let’s not even get into the whole mouth-in-a-mouth thing. That’s next-level. Between Alien and Blade Runner, Ridley Scott has certainly done his part for the sci-fi genre. James Cameron came along and made a great sequel to Alien. Every time I watch Aliens I’m reminded of what a frustrating director James Cameron is. Capable of so much but his own ego and sense of self-worth keep him elevating to another level. He succeeds sometimes in spite of himself, which is a shame. Regardless, I’m thankful for his contribution to the Alien franchise because it’s a good one.