10 Life Lessons: “Aliens” Edition

“Aliens” is the next movie to provide valuable life lessons. So what if it came out in 1986? So what if it involves xenomorphs on an uninhabitable planet and science fiction-y terraforming? So what if it’s better than the original … it has a lot to offer us mere humans in terms of wisdom.

10) “Ripley, she doesn’t have bad dreams because she’s a piece of plastic.”


09) “What do you expect us to use, man? Harsh language?”

08) “Hey Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?”


07) “Right, right. Somebody said alien she thought they said illegal alien and signed up.”

06) “They ain’t paying us enough for this, man.”

05) “I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.”


04) “My mommy always said there were no monsters–no real ones–but there are.”

03) “Not bad … for a human.”

02) “You know, Burke, I don’t know which species is worse. You don’t see them fucking each other over for a goddamn percentage.”

01) “We’re all gonna die, man.”


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