Mini-Godzilla wrote:It was a living, breathing creature that enjoyed raping and murdering the crew of the Nostromo. It wasn't mindless cannon fodder...James Cameron took that idea from Starship Troopers.
Well, what else are you going to do? He took what was set up in the first film and expanded upon it. He treated the Alien in a matter of fact way because we had already seen it before. Of course marines are going to shoot a lot of them up. But the thing is that there are so many of them. No matter how many you kill they'll keep coming at you. I think that makes up for settling on an individual creature.