On 18 July 1994 J. Metz wrote: >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.