Our heroine Ripley has been in cryo-sleep for 57 years and the planet she fought aliens in the last film is now being colinzed. But contact with the colonists has been lost.
There is an expectation when it comes to sequels that the second one is never as good as the first. Not the case with Aliens. It is just as good as the first. Better looking technology, more guns, and more importantly, more aliens.
This is the second of the Alien Quatrilogy box set, and the second of five Alien related films which are in my collection.
It is not one I would watch often being so long, although when I do it would be the 2 hours and 37 minutes directors cut I would go for.