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Completely Subjective: Alien(s), the Best Film Pair of All Time

Apologies for not catching up on my Halloween posting. It’s been a surprisingly busy previous couple of days, but I recently re-watched “Alien” and “Aliens.”

Now, I feel I need to make a claim. It is completely subjective and all of you will probably disagree, but I don’t care.

I feel that “Alien” and “Aliens” are the best sequel combination ever. Yeah, I said it. Suck it “Godfather.” Beyond that, Ellen Ripley, the protagonist of the two films, is the best action hero of all time. The reason being that not only did they set the standard for horror and action movies in space, but two different creative teams ended up completing a complex overall arc for the main character between the two movies.

So, here is my completely subjective opinion on the two films and Ellen Ripley. Having never taken a film course, this should be fun.

Spoilers abound, and I’m going to feature mainly on the development of Ripley’s character in “Aliens,” following her mental state at the end of “Alien,” so watch those. If you haven’t I’m a bit disappointed, but we can still be friends.

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OK, I lied. I have a post for today. Well more of a rant about vidya games. So, without further ado: GamerGate: Whaaa?

GamerGate is a thing for some reason. Some people actually think it’s a viable movement for their belief system and that floors me a bit. For those of you who don’t follow Internet drama, GamerGate purports itself to be a social movement fighting to improve the ethics in video game journalism. The aim is to correct a pretty well known problem where game development studios and the big game publishing houses influence review scores for their games in return for ad revenue, exclusive news, and demo copies of games and systems for journalists. Continue reading OK, I lied. I have a post for today. Well more of a rant about vidya games. So, without further ado: GamerGate: Whaaa?