Aliens: Movie Analysis

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1. The first time that I can recall encountering monsters, and heroes in popular culture is an unusual one, but none the less very powerful for me. It was when I first saw the film Aliens. That might not seem too weird, except that I watched it when I was in fourth grade. It was both a movie that was fascinating and repellent at the same time. It was fascinating for the world that it built, and these larger than life characters, that were throughout the movie. Yet for the same reason it was also repellent. Yes the world was fascinating, but it was fascinating in a twisted, and scary sort of way. So for my young eyes, I Just wanted to stare at this strange, evocative world on the screen, but I also wanted to look away at the same time. When …show more content…
I realize that the comic book characters of course first started out in the comics, but my only encounters with them have been through the movies. For example I learned about Spider man from Sam Raimi’s trilogy, then Captain America from the marvel movie. Captain America has resonated with me since I saw the first film a couple of years ago, but spider man I saw when I was younger. Now he does not interest me that greatly. Ever since I saw the films aliens, and the thing I was greatly interested in the main characters. It might be for the reasons I described above, but it could be more than that. Both the actors did a fantastic job portraying the characters making them easier to connect to, which could be a reason I still feel connected to them. 3. I have written a couple of stories since I have been here at college, but none have pertained to fantastical characters; however when I was in the third grade I wrote a very short story about a green knight. I can remember being inspired by the show Scooby doo. So I wrote a story about a green knight who was a villain. No one knew who he was, what his motives were, or anything else about him. He was completely mysterious, and the only thing for certain was if you entered his castle he would come kill …show more content…
I am not sure if I put others people’s needs in front of my own all the time, and I am respectful, but how much is the question. The great thing about heroes is people look up to them including me. For that reason everyone is striving to be a better person, and I know that I am. 5. I’ve learned a couple of things from this assignment that I did not expect to learn. I never really thought of the first encounter I had with superheroes, and monsters until now. When I think about it now, it sticks out like a sore thumb. Unusually for a hero movie yes, but none the less Ripley made a great hero. Also for a long time I never even thought of that little ghost story I wrote, and when the question came up to talk about a story that I wrote about a hero or monster, it was a no brainer for

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