To emphasize his Vietnam parallel, Cameron outlines a situation that is hopeless goes from bad to worse in a series of impossibly horrific events.

To emphasize his Vietnam parallel, Cameron outlines a situation that is hopeless goes from bad to worse in a series of impossibly horrific events.

Having located the colonists through transmitters that confirm they are huddled together in one single element of the complex, the Marines resolve to roll-in guns blazing and save the day. What they find, however, are walls enveloped with cocoon-like resin and inside colonists who act as hosts to alien Facehuggers. At one time, the aliens attack and, caught off guard, the Marine’s numbers are cut down to a handful. By the right time they escape, their shootout has caused a reactor leak that will detonate in several hours. Panicked, outnumbered, outgunned, and now away from time, the few survivors huddle together, section themselves off, and make an effort to devise a plan. To flee, they must manually fly down a dropship from the Sulaco. But because the coolant tower fails regarding the complex’s reactor, the whole site slowly goes to hell and will soon detonate in a explosion that is thermonuclear. Read more