Aliens Movie Quotes

Tuesday, March 22 by Amanda Ferguson

"Aliens" movie quotes are often repeated in small circles of inside jokes. When the film was released in 1986, it terrified movie-goers. With the technology that is made today, it seems hokey and downright funny. Here are a few "Aliens" quotes to live by.

  1. "Outstanding. Now all we need is a deck of cards." Once the lead characters make a plan to weld the doors shut and put the sentry units in their place. They soon realize they are seemingly going to be stuck there for an absurd amount of time. This quote comes from Hicks. It's sarcastic and serves as a comedic relief for this, otherwise, intense movie.
  2. "What do you mean 'they cut the power'? How could they cut the power man? They're animals!" Learning that the aliens are bit more intelligent than planned can be pretty upsetting when you are trying to outsmart them. Ripley realizes that the aliens have learned to cut the power. This quote is the response from Hudson who is trying to understand how its possible these "animals" can be so intelligent.
  3. "My mommy always said there were no monster—no real ones—but there are." In times of despair, it is normal for humans to revert to a time of innocence. Typically, to their childhoods. In this scene, Newt is having a conversation with Ripley about his own childhood memories of monsters.
  4. "Bees, man. Bees have hives!" When dealing with an unfamiliar life form, its easy to get confused about what certain things are. This quote comes from a scene when some of the crew has discovered some eggs and are trying to figure out where they've come from. Hudson says, "Maybe it's like an ant hive?" to which Vasquez quickly replies that ant's do not have hives, only bees. 
  5. "I wanna introduce you to a personal friend of mine. This is an M41A pulse rifle. Ten millimeter with over-and-under thirty millimeter pump action grenade launcher." This film was made after the movie "Scarface" came out. Since that film's release, guns have been referred to as "friends" for a very long time. In movies, whenever another character uses that reference it is the filmmakers way of "tipping their hat" to the great film of the past.