Alright, real quick...I'm watching Aliens, and something hit me. Anyone who knows me well, knows that's theres things in certain movies that really irritate me. The Baseball Furies from The Warriors are a perfect example. I never understood why these guys where always the poster children for that movie. THEY SUCKED. Think about it, they had The Warriors outnumber in an almost 3:1 ratio (WITH BASEBALL BATS), and still managed to get there asses kicked (by one guy too in all actuality). No one ever seems to notice that. And EVERY Halloween, time after time, we see the same shitty baseball furry outfits. I don't get it. They're dressed up as pussies.
Anyway, back to Aliens. My issue with a certain aspect in this movie is similar to my little issue with The Warriors. I dunno, but i coulda sworn that the group of soldiers Ripley was traveling with were supposed to be the baddest group of mercenaries around. Maybe its just me, but it seemed like at the first sign of danger, Bill Paxton's characters turned in to a bitch. Like, RIGHT away. I mean, did he even actually see an alien before he turned in to a little girl? I don't think anyone's every brought that point up. Sure, everyone who's seen Aliens knows that Bill Paxton's character was a cry-baby. It seems like theres one in every movie. Just look at the first one. It seemed like all Veronica Cartwright did was scream and cry from beginning to end (a role she pretty much reprised in the invasion of the body snatchers remake). But i don't think people realized HOW QUICKLY Paxton turned in to a scared little girl. This may seem silly or even petty to some of you, but its hilarious to me. Remember in beginning when Bill Paxton was acting all cocky, arrogant and tough (like the rest of his fellow soldiers)? Like nothing could phase him. I mean i imagine special space mercenaries, like we're lead to believe they were, had to have seen some pretty heavy shit (especially with those kinda weapons they had). Space Pirates with laser guns. Crazy mutant space animals. They mustve battled other soldiers with crazy tanks and all sorts of new-age guns we don't even know about. In aliens, it was like the first sign of danger, and all of a sudden; "well that's great...that's just fuckin great, man. now what the fuck are we supposed to do?!?!"