>On Mon, 18 Jul 1994 11:21:43 -0500 Richard J. Leskosky said:
>>>TRUE LIVES--POSSIBLE SPOILERS
>>Bill Paxton was also in ALIENS, playing, as I
>>recall, a soldier who cracks under the pressure of the alien attacks but
>>winds up redeems (?) himself by committing suicide with tough space marine
>>Jenette Goldstein before the aliens can reach them and use their bodies to
>>create more aliens. In any case, his reappearance at the end of TL does
>>let Helen get some sort of personal revenge on him, but it seems like a
>>cheap shot nonetheless.
> Why? Do we have to feel compassion for *everyone* in *every* film?
>Simon was a slimeball! That was the point. Aside from being comic relief,
>which is not a crime, should we have let Simon off the hook just because he
>had to admit to some shortcomings (pardon the pun)?
> I'll tell you what. Let's make a film where every person is a nice guy,
>looks good, does good things, does nothing wrong, and has no flaws whatsoever.
>Let's see how entertaining it is.
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