Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
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…
There's so much wrong with this film and I've already wasted almost 2 hours watching it so I'm not even going to waste more time picking it apart. The director has done good movies (The City of Lost Children and Amelie) but this one was one he was clearly not suited for. Skip it. Pretend it never happened.
I blame the Faculty of Horror
Le scénario de Joss Whedon n'apporte pas grand chose à la mythologie ; le film se retrouve rapidement à mettre en scène une poignée de survivants confrontés à quelques aliens revanchards enfermés dans les couloirs d'un Nostromo à la dérive. Du déjà vu dont le seul effort méritoire semble être d'effectuer la transition avec l'opus précédent. Transition ratée, puisque sur le principe du clonage censé rappeler à la vie le personnage disparu, le film mets rudement à l'épreuve notre suspension d'incrédulité : en clonant la morte, on clone également le fœtus d'alien qu'elle avait dans le ventre ! Jean-Pierre Jeunet parvient néanmoins à imposer sa touche personnelle à l'univers de ce cargo pris d'assaut par une bande de parias sympathiques.
Prochain arrêt ? Non, sans doute pas.
Six-o-meter : 3/6
This movie is FREAKING insulting!!
SCREW THIS PIECE OF CRAP!
Screw you, Fox.
Screw you, Jean Peirre-Jeunet.
Screw you, producers of this film.
I really cannot begin to express how much I hate this film. Even though it is not the worst film with aliens in it (that title belongs to AVP: Alien Vs. Predator) it sure is close. The first thing I'm going to do is make a pros and cons list so people will get a general idea of how I perceive this film
Pros: The effects. Cons: Everything else.
First the pros. This film has the best effects of all the series but that really isn't very surprising. The first two films were beautiful in their own…
Resurrection is an ok movie, the only thing i liked watching it is the extended version and seeing an army of Aliens attacking the ship.
Science Fiction Horror
Ripley/Alien: the screenplay. Alien: Resurrection was by far the most out there, grotesque, and CGI iteration out of them all. Once again, they try to mix up an already perfect formula and created weird concepts, repetitive/cliche characters, grotesque monsters, and odd technical aspects that make for a completely different alien experience. The plot follows the same story arc and character structures as the others making it feel repetitive but you get a couple of surprises here and there. There is stronger presence of CGI that feels out of place and awkward. Ripley is... something else entirely. Action is okay and doesn't live up to its full potential. Characters are stereotyped and don't get enough time to shine except to be canon fodder. Writing is weird that creates a more uncomfortable feeling rather than unsettling. Overall, this is not an alien movie, it is its own thing in a bad way. See for yourself.
A part of me deep down knows that this isn't a good movie. But when you throw in Ron Perlman, Brad Dourif, some cool action scenes, CGI that actually kinda holds up, a satisfactory amount of gore, and the underwater scene, it's difficult for me not to enjoy. Go figure.
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…