I loved Alien. Ripley seemed to be the genesis of the notion that women with brains could fight back and could actually be warriors. Wouldn't mind seeing a really good super heroine movie. I loved the TV Buffy series. Maybe movies will get it right someday.
I loved Alien. Ripley seemed to be the genesis of the notion that women with brains could fight back and could actually be warriors.
My first time posting didn't "take". Weird. I'll try to set it down again...
For me a big part of the appeal is how Ripley was, in the best traditional sense, The Reluctant Hero(ine). So often it seems like the best person for a job is the one who wanted it the least, only to have it thrust upon them. From the events in the first movie that changed her life to the way it ended in the third, there was a poetic, almost pre-destined tragedy to her that approaches the Greek archetype.