When discussing the special edition of 'extraterrestrial beings', james cameron defined the film as "40 miles of terrible street," and it virtually is.
In which 'alien' became the top of sci-fi horror, 'aliens' smartly knows that it can not thoroughly reflect it. No question human beings watching 'alien' in 1979 would have truely idea that advanced firepower might have easily taken out the alien - and that's exactly what 'extraterrestrial beings' sets out to disprove. The imagery of gun-toting, cigar-chomping soldiers despatched down to some sh*t-hollow to exterminate the locals eerily draws on put up-vietnam warfare attitudes, but it's sigournery weaver's important, computer virus-eyed performance as ripley that takes it to an entire new stage. Wherein the primary film there was a sure amount of pragmatism in her performance - that she become without a doubt the final survivor and trying to continue to exist - 'extraterrestrial beings' sees her in full-blown, tiger mom mode, geared up to torch the alien eggs to protect her followed daughter, newt. Hell, the final fight truely passes the bechdel check.