Aliens

Aliens

I'm still trying to catch my breath and calm my typing fingers as I attempt to write this... Out of all the roaring action, my favorite moment in the movie is a quiet one. Ripley's descending in an elevator and takes the ultimate mom moment. She breathes in, closes her eyes and stretches her neck in preparation for her next move. I've done it a hundred times, yet never facing my mortal fear. Yeah, sometimes I'm afraid, but this is terror that haunts her dreams and will most likely kill her. Even knowing that, move she must and move she will. What a moment. There are other times in this movie which are thrilling and awe inspiring, but give me the significance of an instance where someone is tamping down fear, every time. The steeling of the spine moment -- "Lock and Load", "Let's Roll", or Trinity's "get up." www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGeoB8czHo8#no

Yes, Newt needs you, Ripley, so get up!

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