a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
It's already too late.
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.
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 instalment, 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…
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…
....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.
I've never thought about fucking a robot, but Winona would make me reconsider.
In 1979: In space, no one could hear you scream.
In 1997: In space, no one gave a fuck.
I tried so hard to avoid watching this film. I have'nt heard good things about it and I wanted to keep my love for the Alien franchise intact. Then I thought, "Why not! Prometheus is about to come out so I might as well go in seeing all the Alien films. It can't be as bad as Alien 3. This can't be THAT bad!" and it was'nt THAT bad. It was much, much, much, much, MUCH worse.
I don't understand how such a great franchise can be ruined by one film, and I saw The Matrix Revolutions AND Batman & Robin! I…
You read that star rating right, motherfuckers.
I feel like a YouTube commenter wishing for the good old days when movies like Alien Resurrection were getting made, but seriously, how many big-budget tentpole movies are getting made now (or, let's be honest with ourselves, then) where the thumbprints of at least three separate authors are visible in addition to the studio-demanded stuff? You've got Jean-Pierre Jeunet combining oddball, arty directorial choices (like a shot that takes the POV of Winona Ryder's fist as she punches J.E. Freeman in the face) with seemingly Evil Dead 2-inspired action scenes, Joss Whedon giving space assholes gruff dialogue to spit out, Darius Khondji making things all warm and dark and prettylike, and Sigourney Weaver…
This movie is a fucking mess. Ultimately, it suffers from a lack of an interesting story and compelling characters. Consequently, some singular elements show promise, but are so shaded by complete shit that they are missed. Obviously a cash grab movie in a series well known for these kinds of movies. Hopefully Prometheus is better.
Alien: Resurrection is one kooky, uneven, weird-as-fuck film.
And I love it for that.
Instead of going anywhere near the tone of the films that preceded it, Alien: Resurrection's main goal seems to be providing a good time and it does that for me whenever I watch it.
Needs way more Brad Dourif, though.
It's so poorly written and acted it feels more like a parody of an Alien film than an actual canon entry. Because Joss Whedon is a hack all the characters are underdeveloped weird comic book heroes. Strange film, Jason X did it better.
If you weren't gonna stop at Aliens, you should probably have definitely stopped at Alien 3
My review -- this action/science-fiction/dark/fantasy/ horror film title is now on DVD and yes this film title does have a profit margin of roughly $100 million [this figure may be completely wrong but in my defense the budget figure wasn't exactly nailed down so I took one figure and ran with it.] The basic storyline is this [it is going to be incredibly brief] but the audience at the beginning of this title gets taken into this Space Station, where there seems to be medical/scientific experiments going on of a very questionable nature. Where it seems on a first inspection the scientists are trying to create a mixture of alien DNA with a strand of mankind or something else DNA.…
While miles ahead of Alien3 even the unlikely pairing of Joss Weedon and Jean-Pierre Jeunet couldn't make this one shine. Sigourney Weaver was pretty damn good in a roll that allowed her plenty of scope but this made Ryder look much more lacklustre in a role that had much clearer boundaries.
Hoop-Tober 2015! (28/31): letterboxd.com/milo123/list/hoop-tober-2015-a-discovery-of-the-horror/
Alien: Resurrection is the fourth and final instalment in the Alien quadrilogy and ultimately its weakest, making sure that the franchise goes out with a whimper rather than a bang. The first two movies were classics but it's clear despite the efforts of David Fincher and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, who directed this movie, there was no way they were ever going to be able to hold up. Sure, it probably would have been a passable sci-fi movie on its own, but when viewed with the previous movies, it is found wanting.
Taking place 200 years after the events in the previous movie Ripley is brought back to life through cloning, with the removal of the alien queen…
There are few things I don't love about Alien: Resurrection. And they mostly have to do with decisions that characters make in two instances (can't say what they are without spoilers). Almost everything else - the look of the film, Ripley's transformation - is awesome. We've never had a bad Ellen Ripley film, so it's easy to get spoiled and complain about the abundance of riches we've got. Alien: Resurrection is a daring film that takes big creative chances and delivers on them, and since it's part of a franchise where that's the status quo, it's often complained about. I feel like those complainers are just spoiled.
Ditto, for Prometheus, which probably has gotten it even worse than Resurrection.…
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