5 "Smoking or nonsmoking?"farnzy | 28/06/2007 | See all farnzy's reviews (164)Top 10 Reviewer Top 10 DVD Reviewer Smoking please. Smoking, drinking, voting-the works! Aliens has turned 21. A movie that swaggers like a boozed 21 year old at their coming of age party; mouthy, brash, and overconfident.The film doesn't start like that. Like a party it takes a while to get going. Nervous, with only her cat for company, she waits for her new guests to arrive. Remember her last bash didn't work out so hot. A gatecrasher ruined the show-but instead of vomiting on the carpet this uninvited guest ripped her buddies apart. After an explosive night she managed to boot out that troublemaker-naked and screaming and finally get her head down for some much needed sleep.When her guests do arrive she feels a stranger at her own party. They're younger than her, wear hip clothes and talk differently. They are cool, annoying, and wont listen to a word she says. What's worse is that they want to look up her gatecrashers family and sort them out. Ripleys a little scared but she goes anyway.And this is when the party gets out of control. Her new friends aint so tough. Not only that, they're completly out of their league. They shout, scream, and argue but mostly they die. And leave sensible Ripley to clear up their mess.As parties go Aliens is one which will be remembered for along time yet. The guest list is superb; Hicks, Hudson, Vasquez, and Apone. The conversation wickedly funny, the action immense, and the thrills cathartic.Cameron as director simply owns the screen and bosses the audience. We were invited again and turned up for The Abyss, T2, and True Lies-he didn't let us down on either count. So we stayed loyal and were repaid with...Titanic. A wet party at best. Role on Battle Angel.