Here's a question: who is the greatest heroine in Sci-fi? I'm pretty sure it's either Sarah Connor or Ripley, but which?
There are actually some marked similarities. In the first film, each is relatively defenceless against a far superior threat. In the second film, each reaches a point where she takes a stand against the foe ("Get away from her, you bitch!" being one of the greatest lines in all of sci-fi).
And in each case, you hear occasional tales of a further sequel or two, but nothing seems to come of it...
Now, I like Sarah Connor, but then I also like Ripley. But which is better?