And if she hadn't found some semblance of fame in Alien before, a sleepy Ellen Ripley would wake up 57 years later to become merely the greatest female warrior hero ever.
I first went to see this with a handful of friends -- two of whom were my cohorts sneaking into the drive-in to see Alien seven years before! -- at one of our area's first big, loud, THX-equipped theatres. Needless to say, we ere all blown away by the sheer adrenaline rush of this film.
And, another needless to say, I simply fell in love all over again...
How could I not?
I'll never forget that night. Do you remember when you saw these now-legendary images for the very first time?
Man. 25 years of Aliens.
25 years since Ripley became Ellen Ripley, became a mother, became a real hero.
Happy anniversary, longtime Muse.
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