After the events of the first film, Ellen Ripley is awakened after fifty years of drifting in space whilst in cryo-sleep. She loses her license because of the destruction of her original ship, and is horrified to learn that the planet that the Alien originated on is now home to a colony of humans. However, after contact is lost with the colony, her employer, Weyland Yutani, offers Ripley the chance to advise the marines being sent to investigate.
Upon their arrival, they find that the colony, save for one little girl, have been wiped out by the Aliens. Thus begins one of the most thrilling sci-fi films ever created.
Aliens was nominated for seven academy awards, and won two-Sound Effects Editing and Visual Effects.