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Two hundred years after Lt. Ripley died, a group of scientists clone her, hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the new Ripley is full of surprises … as are the new aliens. Ripley must team with a band of smugglers to keep the creatures from reaching Earth.
Let's say you're riding a bike. You ride by the local candy store, waving to the local elderly couple making bank off of the giving of cavities to children. You ride downtown, witnessing a live concert and the general atmosphere of a sunny afternoon. You ride by a local pizza place, smelling the delectable cheeses being melted and watching the delivery guy carry 15 pies stacked up on top of one another.
The day is perfect.
You join up with a friend. The friend is a troublemaker. He's always the one bringing a fart noisemaker everywhere he goes and he somehow finds the time to tepee every house on Halloween. He's a cool guy though. As you're going down the…
A completely unnecessary sequel that proudly takes over the label of Alien franchise's weakest chapter & also features an odd bit of interspecies erotica, Alien: Resurrection was seen by many as an improvement over Alien³ when it released but that's only because this film didn't have to deal with the reputation of two genre-defining chapters of the franchise & unlike its preceding installment, it only gets worse on multiple viewings.
Set 200 years after the events of Alien³, Alien: Resurrection finds Ellen Ripley resurrected back to life through successful cloning & has the alien queen surgically removed from her body. In the hope of breeding this magnificent life form & study its biology, human hosts are used which are delivered by mercenaries but when…
....and it's all over.
We're a long way away from Ridley Scott's Alien (about 257 years or so) but with Fincher's empty Alien 3 diverting the franchise into existential gothic horror, at least Alien: Resurrection tries to have some fun.
It looks like an early outline for writer Joss Whedons own Firefly series, with a story in which he pits a roguish band of space pirates against our favourite face-fucking xenomorphs.
It's a little daft (Dan Hedaya stand up) and awkwardly macho (Big Ron P you're up) but there are some action sequences here - that in no way rival the punk rockness of Cameron's Aliens - but that do excite and raise the hearts BPM.
Sigourney Weaver often feels like a supporting character in her own damn story but Alien: Resurrection isn't a bad film, it's just not a very good one.
For a minute there I thought I was watching Blue is the Warmest Color when Ripley and the Newborn were engaged in a heavy petting session!
It's the kind of film you should publicly denounce with vehement disgust and secretly enjoy in the privacy of your own home! I prefer to embrace my insanity and go against the flow and admit this is a guilty pleasure!
Granted as an Alien sequel it's intolerable! As a stand alone film it has its moments!
Actually think this is worse then Alien 3. This should just not exist. Its dull and uninteresting with lots of stupid scenes and terrible ideas, uses the same old formulas, bad acting, cheesy lines, Ripley the MVP of basketball in space, bad character development. Cheap CGI effects, an unrecognizable clone Ripley. Painful for a fan of the first two Alien Movies.
I've never thought about fucking a robot, but Winona would make me reconsider.
Plot is terrible, some of the acting is atrocious. The art direction is amazing: design of the black betty, costuming, whisky cube, hybrid alien, all stick with me.
This wasn't a very good film. I knew that before I saw it and I felt it that way after it. But boy did it have a fun cast. They don't do much as characters, but it was fun seeing Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Brad Dourif (Grima Wormtongue), Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman and Raymond Cruz, otherwise known as friggin' Tuco Salamanca from "Breaking Bad". Every time he was on screen, I smiled.
This doesn't save it from being what it is, but I'm glad I completed this quadrilogy.
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Art-house hero Jean-Pierre Jeunet adds some fresh style to the ever-declining Alien films, using inspiration from the classic Star Wars trilogy as part of his visual and aural recipe. He really does know how to create atmosphere in film (for further proof, go watch "The City of Lost Children"). Unfortunately, he and the audience are completely let down by gaping plot-holes, tired cliches, and a lack of chemistry between Sigourney Weaver and Winona Ryder. Some of the action scenes are creatively over-the-top. And who could forget that scene towards the end, where Ripley encounters a human-alien hybrid!
Believe or not I had never seen this film before. I purchased the Alien Anthology Blu-Ray set a few years back when Best Buy was practically giving them away trying to draft on the Prometheus hype.
I put off watching it for years...mostly because the writer of this film, Josh Whedon, is an overrated hack and I despise pretty much everything he's ever done.
However while looking up some information on this film I read that he hated it and felt that literally nothing he wrote was executed properly. Great! Sign me up then!
Anyway on to the film...
I am not sure why it gets such a bad rap. I was entertained the whole way through. I think it…
The last film of the original "Alien" series is the weakest, yet an ok film to watch. It can't match the greatness of the first two installments and it's not probably that good as the third one, but it "re-concludes" the story of Ellen Ripley who is now reborn and ready to kill a few more aliens.
This film is ambitious, but is full of these cliches. It's weird to have Sigourney Weaver being a different Ellen Ripley than the first three movies and even if she still kicks some asses, she's not familiar. The story is ok and the other characters complete a pretty decent try to revive "Alien" 's former glory.
Easily the weakest installment in the franchise due to an odd plot and the character of Ripley.....Not being Ripley. Somewhat Recommended
Some things are improved, some things are worse but generally speaking its still an unimportant and unneeded sequel.
This has a good story and some great special effects.
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