Feeling Meme-ish: Aliens

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Feeling Meme-ish: <i>Aliens</i>

Just 30 years ago today, James Cameron took the baton handed him by Ridley Scott and gave us all a treat—a sci-fi action film that both respected the original and, with a deft switch in genre focus (hello, Colonial Marines!), showed us that the xenomorphs were plenty threatening outside the claustrophobic confines of the Nostromo. (Alas, as unexpected a treat at it was, little did filmgoers realize that would be pretty much the last time the franchise would surpass expectations.) In terms of pop culture consciousness, Cameron’s film certainly left a mark (hardly his only one). The following gallery is just one batch of evidence. (The subsequent career of Bill “Game over, man!” Paxton, another.) So, sit back, click through and ask yourself, “Have I hugged a face today?”