First day of the A-Z Blogging Challenge. Here we go.
Before my first post, I would like to thank Arlee Bird for starting the A-Z Challenge. I have discovered so many great bloggers during the Challenge, and I'm looking forward to seeing what people come up with this year. A-Z is indeed a challenge, but it's a blast, and it's fun to see it grow every year. You done good Arlee.
A is for..........Aliens.
My dad was a huge Alien fan, so when Aliens came out in 1986, it was a big deal at the Riley house. I can vividly remember his excitement that Friday night. I can still hear him laughing when Ripley busted out, "Get away from her you bitch!" It was the kind of laugh you could hear over everyone else. At least that's how it was for me. I can hear it even now as I write, and it makes me smile.
Ellen Ripley is one of the great female characters in movie history, and I freely admit to having a teenage crush on Sigourney Weaver. A lot of the dialogue from Aliens, especially the banter between the soldiers, quickly became routine in my circle of friends. We were all particularly fond of asking, "how do I get out of this chicken shit outfit?" or insisting that someone "look into my eye," for dramatic effect.
Aliens is a perfect example of the kind of movie I'll be writing about this Challenge. A movie that reminds me of family and friends. Every time I watch it, the memories come flooding back.