Disney has made a science out of turning movies into ice-skating entertainment—just ask any parent who's had to endure "Finding Nemo on Ice"—but there's no way anyone would think to do that with James Cameron's superlative military-sci-fi sequel. Right? Wrong.
Yes, one could say that this is a woefully low-budget staging of Aliens—complete with Ripley, the colonial marines, chestbursting, Newt, giant yellow loaders and an Alien queen—done with cardboard and duct tape.
Oh, yes, and the entire cast is performing on ice. It's unclear if there's singing, but there's definitely dancing.
The Old Murder House Theater troupe from Austin are the demented DIY wizards behind this inspired bit of pop-culture lunacy. Yeah, I can get behind this: After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, even if there's a grown man with a beard playing Newt.