Five best ass-kicking moms in moviesPosted 12:00 pm on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
Written by Kirstin Carag representing Fox Home Entertainment.
The Kid’s Mom in Get the Gringo is a seriously ass-kicking lady! In her honor, we will count down the 5 best ass-kicking moms in movies, including Sarah Connor in Terminator 2, Elastigirl in The Incredibles and The Bride in the Kill Bill series.
Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
In the first Terminator film, we meet Sarah Connor, a college student with a part-time waitressing job. However the Sarah Connor of T2 (set a decade later) is a bad-ass, sculpted Linda Hamilton who will ultimately give birth to John Connor – a messiah figure who will lead the Resistance to defeat an army of robotic Terminators from Skynet.
The Bride, Kill Bill
Uma Thurman plays the kick-ass Beatrix Kiddo, otherwise known as The Bride, in the Kill Bill films. In Kill Bill Part 1, The Bride does not know she is a mother believing her unborn child died when ‘Bill’ attempted to kill her. The Bride sets out on a killing spree, seeking vengeance for the death of her child and the attempt upon her own life, but a surprise waits around the corner…
Elastigirl, The Incredibles
Though all moms are obviously supermoms for everything they have to deal with, Helen Parr, otherwise known as Elastigirl in The Incredibles, is literally a supermom and part of a superhero family. When she’s not busy raising three kids and keeping a family together, she’s pulling off a daring rescue and saving the world. All in a day’s work for an ass-kicking mom.
Ellen Ripley, Aliens
Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) may not have been technically a mother in Aliens but she became the motherly figure to Newt, LV-426’s lone survivor, whom she protected from the wrath of the terrifying alien queen. Almost six decades after her crew was wiped out, Ripley gained a sense of survivorship and resourcefulness that proved quite helpful when she and Newt found themselves up against the same species.
Kid’s Mom, Get the Gringo
In Get the Gringo, the Kids’s Mom not only has to raise her child as a single mom, she has to do it in a Mexican prison that’s full of corruption, criminals and the worst threat of all, Javi, a crime boss who ultimately wants to kill her child to save his own life. She can’t help be an ass-kicking mom when their lives are constantly in danger and there’s no one within the prison walls they can trust, until the Gringo arrives.
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.