How do 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' and '22 Jump Street' measure up?
Director: James Cameron
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, William Hope, Jenette Goldstein,Bill Paxton
Why it's better: 'Alien' was a claustrophobic slow-burn horror film that changed movie making forever. 'Aliens' took the contained panic of the Nostromo ship and expanded it to a colony-wide outbreak. It even took the calculated risk of hinging an action film on relationship between a woman who'd lost to much and the child surrogate for her lost daughter (Frankly a dynamic I wish we saw more of). For all the violence, for all the gut-wrenching fear, the most memorable moment in perhaps all of modern day cinema is the smoke rising behind Ripley in the work loader as she utters the menacingly satisfying, 'Get away from her, you bitch.'
- Donna Dickens