STORMING THE NEST


Welcome back.

For the past three months, I’ve shared with you a list of “Storming The Castle Movies Scenes” from a science fiction or comic based movie as determined by my hubby and myself. Remember, these are not in any particular order from best to least best; nor is it an exhaustive list.

So far, I’ve shared scenes from The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, Equililbrium, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Captain America: The First AvengerX-Men Origins: Wolverine,  Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi. and Troy.

As this is the final post of this series, I had to end with one of my favorite science fiction horror movies. My brother and I watched this so much when it first came out that we ended up breaking not one, but two VHS tapes.

This movie is the one that changed the genre and brought forth the boss heroine of sci-fi movies.

I am speaking of none other than “Aliens”, starring Sigourney Weaver as the indomitable Ellen Ripley.

Aliens (film)
Aliens (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This movie poster says it all.

This is the first movie in the franchise that my little brother and I watched. We thought it was one of the best science fiction movies ever (next to Star Wars IV: A New Hope & Star Wars V: Empire Strikes Back). Who wouldn’t like a movie with dozens of Xenomorphs, bad-ass marines, a spaceship shaped like a BFG, flame throwers, and rocket launchers?

If you’ve never seen this movie (what’s wrong with you?), then I’ll give you a quick run down.

Ellen Ripley battled a full-sized Xenomorph in the first movie, “Alien”, and was the only human survivor of her crew (her cat Jonesy survived, too). She’s rescued by a salvage team, questioned by the Weyland Corporation big wigs  about blowing up the ship, then has her pilot’s license taken away. Then, a money-grubbing, greedy, soulless monkey of the Corporation, decides to send someone to the site where Ripley stated her crew found one of the baby aliens (and no, they aren’t cute).

Alien Creature
Alien Creature (Photo credit: camknows)

Ripley is subsequently recruited to go back to LV426 with the baddest bunch of Colonial Marines the Weyland Corporation could find. Death, mayhem, firefights and a lot of screaming ensue. In the midst of all of this, Ripley finds and cares for a little refugee named Newt. They bond. The Xenomorphs take Newt to use as an incubator.

The scene I wanted to show is when Ripley goes all Momma Bear on the aliens. She storms the nest, rescues her charge and let’s the Queen’s eggs and minions have it with all three barrels.

Ellen Ripley
Ellen Ripley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am saddened to say, that after scrolling through over 41,000 videos on YouTube.com, I was cross-eyed unable to find this scene. Nor was I able to find a quality video of the final fight scene between Ripley and the Queen. That said, this might be a good time for you to grab your Director’s Cut copy (or go buy one), put it in your DVD player, grab some popcorn, turn off your phone and enjoy one of the best movies ever made.

Thank you for joining me for the Storming The Castle Movie Scenes series. This was a fun journey for me and I do hope that you enjoyed it as well.

Join me next week when I start a new series.

Until then, remember, “Science fiction is the most important literature in the history of the world, because it’s the history of ideas, the history of our civilization birthing itself. …Science fiction is central to everything we’ve ever done, and people who make fun of science fiction writers don’t know what they’re talking about.”
Ray Bradbury

 

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