Aliens

Movie • 1986 • Action  

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When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story—all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.
This movie contains 43 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there aphobia?
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Is religion discussed?
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Are there demons or Hell?
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Is someone stabbed?
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Abandonment
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againbyyui
Ripley returns to earth to find that she had outlived her daughter; it was unintentional, as she was lost in space in cryo. A child is found alone in the destroyed colony, but her parents were killed by the xenomorphs.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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gtovis
Birks 100% tries to gaslight Ripley.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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Jezebel
Not by the adults, though some of the adults do occasionally snap at the child, but a huge part of the movie is that a child has been in a terrible situation for a while and is still in grave danger. Child also has pretty intense PTSD, though no physical harm.
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Addiction
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Serenity17
Several people smoke at various points
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Is there addiction?
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LJConrad
Just smoking. Comments based on the special edition.
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Harlbior
There's a scene in the Special Edition (possibly other extended cuts) where the Marines find a lab with live hamsters in cages. These are never rescued and thus die (offscreen) when the colony is destroyed.
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Are animals abused?
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Jones the orange tabby cat stays home for this mission. A couple of hisses during an early dream sequence, but he’s not hurt or in danger.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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JesusIsMyZoloft
There is a cat at the beginning of the film, but it is left safely on Earth.
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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JesusIsMyZoloft
I suppose you could call them that.
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Are there spiders?
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Jezebel
Some of the aliens look similar to large, particularly evil spiders.
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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sarahcastic
The tails of the xenomorphs could seem a bit like snakes
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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ajzeg01
The Xenomorphs are like giant bugs, with a hive and a Queen.
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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Jezebel
Trigger warning: the characters do occasionally refer to one of the awful things the aliens can do as forceful impregnation.
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Bodily Harm
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sarahcastic
In the form of a game in which a character quickly stabs himself between his fingers with a knife - and accidentally cuts himself a little
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EReynolds
Android nicks his hand doing a knife trick.
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FionaB
Someone is choked by an alien, but survives.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Alien gets crushed to death

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Is someone choked?
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gonzogm
Yes by one of the aliens, they kind of strangle you
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Anonymous
A character is accidentally shot with a flamethrower.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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gtovis
The android has his entire lower half ripped off, but his blood is white and it is not as off putting.
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DCZimmer
Alien gets head crushed by vehicle, very satisfying and close up
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Droolphobia
The reaction to a chestburster surfacing can first look like a seizure
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Harlbior
Not human, but the alien queen's eggsac is blown apart with grenades by Ripley.
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Anonymous
Bishop plays Five Finger Fillet with Hidson.
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Is someone tortured?
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gtovis
There is a scene where we see people trapped in the alien's nest where they are alive and suffering. One of them begs to be put out of their misery.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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sarahcastic
We don’t see it, but a crewmember’s eyes are covered by a bandage suggesting he got acid in his eyes.
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LJConrad
Only really three brief very gory scenes, obviously signposted so can easily look away (I did). Comments based on the special edition.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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daredpanda10
in the director's cut it is revealed that newt's brother dies and ripley's daughter, amanda is revealed to have died of cancer
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
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Animatronic sacrifices themselves to save child and woman
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Does a major character die?
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Literally every Xenomorph that we see onscreen.
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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Jezebel
The aliens kidnap several characters
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Does a parent die?
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WillowFox
In the special edition Newt's parents deaths are both shown
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Does someone cheat?
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CharlieCharlie
You see the toy abandoned by the child when they are kidnapped.
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Serenity17
In the special edition, it’s revealed that Ripley’s daughter died while she was in hypersleep. Newt also mentions that the rest of her family is dead.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Serenity17
In the hive scene, the marines are examining a woman when she suddenly moves.
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Kenneth Holmes
TIMESTAMP: 2h 23m in, fluid spews from Bishop's mouth.
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Dragofelid
when in the base, [around 50 minutes into the movie] they spot a bunch of holes in the floor and roof formed by the acid from the aliens blood.
one man looks over and spits into a hole on the floor
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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passerby
a very dramatic and self-righteous military presence are the good guys
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Jezebel
There is an autopsy of a small alien that shows some very pointy medical tools, but there are no needles or syringes.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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mountainfrog
Ripley is shown in the hospital after she had been found in the sleep pod. No medical procedures are really shown other than the fact that she was restrained.
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Anonymous
Ellen's daughter passes away from cancer before the movie's start.
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Mental Health
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LJConrad
The main character does and also a child.Comments based on the special edition.
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ripley has PTSD and is shown dealing with it throughout the movie. i think it's portrayed convincingly. while other characters aren't always sensitive to what she's going through, the narrative frames it as real and important.
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Does someone self harm?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Yes
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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3
Is there body dysmorphia?
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Harlbior
There's a conversation between Ripley and Hicks where she asks him to kill her rather than let her be taken by the aliens. He tells her "if it comes to that, I'll do us both".
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Droolphobia
Not exactly but riply showcases PTSD symptoms like having night terrors. She wakes up in a panicked cold sweat which is similar to a panic attack
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KEdRuss
A character volunteers to enter and crawl through a long stretch of piping to help save his comrades. This is even a brief shot that shows the same character pushing along the extremely tight tubing that is sure to make some people's skin crawl.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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LanceBishop
Two characters blow themselves up to prevent the aliens getting to the others
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Anonymous
Extensive stobing and flashing lights throughout the last half hour or so.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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5
Is there childbirth?
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sarahcastic
You could consider it a sort of birth when aliens burst from a host’s chest
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Are there abortions?
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passerby
in a nightmare, ripley begs to be killed to also kill the alien she believes is about to be “born”out of her. not sure if this counts but it’s certainly terminating a metaphorical pregnancy
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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ajzeg01
The alien Chestburster is possibly triggering.
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Anonymous
Hudson asks Vasquez if she's ever been mistaken for a man. She claps back with "No. Have you?"
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LJConrad
Although an entire colony has already been killed off screen, of the marines/main characters the first to be killed is a Black character (killed by a colleague who has just been grabbed by an alien). A whole bunch of characters also immediately die in this scene. Comments based on the special edition.
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sarahcastic
A male character asks a butch female character: “Did someone ever mistake you for a man?” She is not labelled sexually, but reads pretty queer.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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vlixxord
Hudson also makes an illegal alien joke about Vasquez.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Yes
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Anonymous
I don't remember them stating sexuality of any of the characters.
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Are there n-words?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
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Serenity17
The aliens’ reproductive cycle has parallels to rape/forced pregnancy (a parasite lays eggs down a victim’s throat and the a juvenile bursts out of their chest) but there’s nothing that’s actually sexual.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Yes
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0
They are partially nude when waking up from cryosleep. It's not sexual.
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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3
Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Serenity17
It doesn’t crash, but is driven through a wall (intentionally) and later explodes when a shuttle crashes on top of it.
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LJConrad
In one scene an armoured car careens around, hitting walls, wheels squealing. Comments based on the special edition.
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Does a plane crash?
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Anonymous
A space shuttle crashes.
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DCZimmer
An alien
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Violence
Yes
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0
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Anonymous
The Atmospheric Processor loses fusion containment, dousing the colony in superhot plasma.
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Jezebel
Someone is trapped in a room with water up to their chest, but they do not drown.
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mountainfrog
Only aliens are shot by guns, and one human character is killed by the accidental blast of a flamethrower.
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