On this day – July 18, 1986 – ALIENS was released into U.S. theaters. This eagerly anticipated follow up to the original ALIEN film from 1979 not only delivered great entertainment, but ended up raising the bar on what a sequel could be. If you have not seen this, borrow it, rent it, watch it any way you can ! After, you can then read this great post from ScriptShadow pointing out 10 reasons why this movie works so well from a storytelling point of view. This is a great breakdown. Enjoy the read.

- N. Stanton