My Favourite… Bill Paxton Film

My Favourite… Bill Paxton Film

As death continues it’s relentless march through the gifted and talented of TV and film, My Favourite… celebrates those we have lost by taking a look at a slice of their best work. Well sometimes best, sometimes just the one I like the most.

This time out: My Favourite…. Bill Paxton Film (1955-2017) Film

ALIENS (1986)

The moon from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?

It may be the obvious choice BUT Aliens cemented Bill Paxton into one of the best character actors, a role he still performed with aplomb around right up until his death today.  And in Hudson, the cowardly solider in the Colonial Marines, James Cameron gave him a role that would be quoted for ever and a day. It’s an amazing film and Paxton is amazing in it.

In Hudson’s own words: “Game Over Man, Game Over.”  Indeed

Also Try: A Simple Plan, Tombstone, Twister





About Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden has been the Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK for the past four years. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN, as well as co-produced films such as UNARMED BUT DANGEROUS and groundbreaking single take horror CUT.