In this action-packed and adrenaline-pumping sequel to Ridley Scott's 1979 thriller, Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley, the sole survivor of a mission that was decimated by a mutating alien monster. Having slept for 57 years in hyperspace, she now volunteers to rejoin a corporate-sponsored rescue operation sent to a planet taken over by the alien monsters. The film, directed by James Cameron, is a strange amalgam of anti-corporate sentiment, technological wizardry, Amazonian strength, and a triumphant materialism. The hero is not only a female Rambo with firepower but a woman whose nurturing instincts give her moral stature.