Aliens

Aliens ★★★★★

“Maybe we got ’em demoralised!” – For Bill

I always realise something new about this pretty good film on all of the several thousand occasions I've watched it, but tonight it's about the names that are on the monitors being broadcast back by the marines' cameras.

I realised that every time I watch this film I try and guess what the initials of their first names stand for. Hudson's is W and I'm thinking he's perhaps a Wes? Apone's is A and he definitely seems like an Arthur. As for Hicks, we know he's Dwayne but I wouldn't have guessed that before I saw the Special Edition - I'd have gone for Dan although that might have put him too close to a Clerks character for comfort.

It had to be Aliens tonight. It just had to be.

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