Best action movies of all time. Every time he comes to my house, I’m watching and talking about those movies. To get you in the mood for this, I’ll show you what Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is all about.
This trope results when any number of characters comes across the same situation at the same time and the only way to escape is to keep moving or to fight each other. Oddly, in the sequel, the gang ends up splitting up the main characters.
This example from Alien: Resurrection ends with Ripley being a captive of the creatures, so she’s too weak to take care of any other of them, forcing her to fight off an Alien until they run out of energy.