So Much For A Hero: Rachel Phillips (Xtro)

I don’t know about you, but don’t you just hate it when your other half is kidnapped by aliens? I mean jeez! A giant white light just overtakes everything and next thing you know they are long gone. Then it gets worse because years later they return in alien form, impregnate a woman, and then are reborn as their former selves! So it’s only right that in between time you find someone new right? That’s just what Rachel Phillips does in the 1983 film Xtro! Let’s take a moment to remember her shall we?

Most the time when we take these looks back at someone it’s someone who fought hard and failed or maybe they just were in the wrong place at the wrong time. In the case of Rachel here, she’s just really really dumb. I mean if your husband was taken away by a giant flash of white light then came back years later wouldn’t you be a least a little bit suspicious? It seems in the movie Xtro that Rachel ignores all the signs that the mofo isn’t right and is more worried about just which one out of the old flame and new flame she wants to roll around in the sheets with. Which I know it’s different strokes for different folks, but does anyone else see why a man and an alien might want to fight over this woman??

So at the end of the day our “hero” doesn’t do much of anything besides come up on the losing end of everything, as I’m sure you know already. But let this be a lesson to all as to what happens when you ignore the signs that someone you know might be an alien now….

See what happens??