Sunday, May 12, 2013

Movie Moms: Happy Mother's Day.

Since today is Mother's Day let's celebrate some of cinema's best moms. Unlike a few of my other similar posts, this is not a list and the characters are in no particular order, but it just features many of the best movie moms.
 Leia Organa Skywalker Solo
Although not featured in the Star Wars films yet, in the Star Wars Expanded Universe Leia and Han had several children. Considering that Leia is, by far, my favorite heroine in any form of fiction, there is no question that she should be included on this post. With upcoming Star Wars films we should get to see her children on the big screen, 2015 cannot come soon enough!

Aunt May
Again, not the biological mother of the character, but Aunt May a motherly figure to her nephew Peter. Her speak in Spider-Man 2 about the definition of a hero is amazing.

Sarah Conner (Terminator)
Sarah Conner has to be the most bada-- mothers in cinema history. After being the one that needed saving in the first Terminator, she turned into one tough mother defending her son from the Terminators.

Ellen Ripley (Alien Franchise)
While her real daughter was never featured in the film, Ellen Ripley from the Alien franchise, which I recently watched, did have a mother/daughter type relationship in the sequel Aliens with the little girl Newt. 
 Lorraine McFly (Back to the Future)
Back to the Future gave us an extremely awkward mother/son moment and possibly the most distributing scene in film history, but it did remind us that our parents were teenagers once too.

Mrs. Gump (Forrest Gump)
"My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Who could forget those iconic words from Forrest Gump.
Mrs. Bates (Psycho)
“A boy's best friend is his mother.” Norman Bates and his mother have a very strange relationship, however saying anything more would ruin one of the best thrillers ever made. Basically, watch Psycho!

Samara (Mass Effect)
Although she is not in a movie (yet), Samara from my favorite video game franchise, Mass Effect, has a unique relationship with her children. All of her daughters have a rare Asari condition that kills anyone they "bond" (mind meld) with and she has hunt her daughter before she murders even more people.

Molly Weasley (Harry Potter) 
Mrs. Weasley does not play a major role in the Harry Potter franchise, but she still had some memorable moments.
One honorable mention would be Elasticgirl/Helen Parr from Pixar's The Incredibles.
Who are your favorite movie moms? Are there some that I left off the post? Please comment below.
Also a big thanks to my mother for being the best mom in the world, I would not be here today without her.
Here is a hilarious "Yo Mama" song about compliments, opposed to insults. It is by one of my favorite YouTube channels, RhettandLink.
Please check back tomorrow for my review of Wreck-It Ralph, Tuesday for a review of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, and hopefully Wednesday for a Iron Man 3 review.
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  1. Great list!! :D I like a lot of those mother characters as well :) Molly Weasley, Leia, Helen Parr, Joyce Summers(Buffy's Mom), and Aunt May(since she's Peter Parker's surrogate mother) are probably among my favorites :D.
    I hope your Mom has a good day :)

  2. Good list; Liea, Sarah Connor and Aunt May would certainly be on mine! I loved that you included Elastigirl, too!!

    I can't wait to read your reviews for Wreck-It Ralph and Iron Man 3! :D


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  4. I meant, Sarah Connor was bada**.

    My bad.


  5. @Shena Tokala: How could I have forgotten about Aunt May! Thank you for reminding, I added her to the list. :)

    @Jamie: Thank you! :) Just watched Iron Man 3 and loved it!

    @Buddy2Blogger: Indeed, and thank you for the censoring, it is appreciated.



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