, the Oscar-nominated sequel to Alien, with Sigourney Weaver reprising her outer space action role as Ripley.
Dorothy, with the affection of Glinda, has to fight off the deadliest power in Oz, a power that's the dark side of the female force -- The Wicked Witch of the West.
Ripley becomes very maternal towards the lone survivor she finds 1986's Aliens. With affection, she protects brave little Newt...
...and fights off the deadliest power in her world, a power that's also the dark side of the female force -- the Alien Queen monster. Two females squaring off with maternal instincts. One good, one evil.
Aliens, more so than the original Alien, shares a cinematic sisterhood in spirit with 1939's Hollywood classic musical, The Wizard of Oz.
Yes, girls can be the heroes. They can save other girls. They can save the guys. And they can save themselves. If you watch The Wizard of Oz with kids, here's a talking point to bring up about that 1939 classic's screenplay adaptation: How Dorothy frees herself from the Witch so she can safely begin her journey back home. Dorothy was scared of the Wicked Witch. They all were. But Dorothy got over her fear when she saw a friend in need. The Witch set Scarecrow on fire. Dorothy grabbed a bucket of water to put the fire out not knowing that water would melt her nemesis. An act of a love, a good deed for a friend, conquered evil and all negativity. Dorothy thought of someone other than herself. Soon, Dorothy was reunited with Glinda and Glinda helped Dorothy magically get back home. A great lesson for us all. I want to watch The Wizard of Oz with my nephews.