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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.
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…
I must have been on something special when I watched this the first time a few years back. I remember loving this movie, thinking of it as a pure Aliens meets Serenity mash-up, but watching it now it just feels like a rough draft of Serenity crushed by the weight of the Alien franchise and sprinkled with some art-house nonsense.
I still like the overall idea of the film; cloning Ripley to have her birth an alien queen and make baby aliens from there is all very cool. Having her become more attached to the aliens, and even a bit alien-like herself because of it, also very cool. It's just the execution where it all seems to go…
Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a talented director. With his directorial CV the Alien franchise was passed on to a man with both style and vision. This may be the least appreciated of the current films,but does have some interesting ideas and set pieces.
Everyone thought that the franchise died with Ellen Ripley's sacrifice at the end of Fincher's Alien 3.Not so as hundreds of years later another bunch of unscrupulous scientists attempt to tame and control Ripley's xenomorph nemesis. Filled with great character actors including Brad Dourif,Michael Wincott,Ron Perlman and the world's hairiest actor in Dan Hedaya,this is a solid addition to the Alien world.
Featuring some shocking twists and an early death of a main character Jeunet keeps the tension…
My justification for liking this a tiny little bit more than the others:
Ripley is absolutely amazingly badass in this sequel. She were pretty kick butt in the others as well, but never reached this level of badassness. Gary Dourdan is wonderfully droolworthy. The glorious gore is glorious.
The Alien/human hybrid is kind of laughable, but earns a few extra points for being slightly more creepy than the actual Aliens.
This film also proves my point of having "romantic" feelings for certain classics or older movies.
If you have seen them when you were younger, you will most likely look back and feel a little bubble of love floating around in your tummy.
This is the only Alien film I ever saw as a kid, and I'm starting to feel the nostalgia resurfacing.
The sleepless nights, the fear of going to the bathroom after sundown, the darkness in my room being a lot darker than normal.
Well, at least it's better than the third one. We've come to the point of what you would call "Milking a dead cow". This time, almost literally. Hollywood smarty pants' found a way to continue the franchise despite the inevitable ending previous entry in the series provided.
And I definitely did like it more than the third one. Of course, it was silly, clumsy, flawed plot-wise, but still a fun ride. A good chunk of it, at least. The beginning was underwhelming, and the finale was forced, but for a solid hour I liked and enjoyed what I was seeing. Some scenes I hated, some of them I loved. In the end, it still wasn't nowhere near the brilliance of Alien and Aliens.
And Ron Perlman's one-liners are nothing but a plus in my book.
There are some funny, weird, and painful twists on the franchise in this film, but it's just not very good.
Fuck this movie.
Such an unnecessary addition to the Alien franchise.
Alien: Resurrection is, in many ways, a hard film to defend. It's not as intelligent or claustrophobic and suspenseful as the original, not as action-heavy and frenetic as Aliens, nor as grimly nihilistic as the third movie, but it is one heck of a fun and over-the-top Sci-Fi horror film with some of the best set pieces and effects work of the franchise. With another excellent cast highlighted by the likes of Brad Dourif (in one of his creepiest roles), Ron Perlman, Winona Ryder, Dan Hedaya, Leland Orser, and Dominique Pinon to support another great performance from Weaver, the material is lifted from it's mildly pedestrian script to a popcorn thriller with a dark streak. Full of beautiful techno-centric sets…
Well... at least it wasn't as bad as the versus movies.
I hadn't seen this one since it came out in 1997, when I was roughly eleven, but I do recall feeling that it just wasn't an Alien movie. Which is probably still a good thing, viz. last go-around Ripley died and nothing seems worse than having her shamelessly return just to perfunctorily combat the Alien. Also, concocting a plot that reckons with genetic experimentation, while implementing the series' infatuation with life cycles into an outlandish grinder of gene-splicing abstraction, is undoubtedly an amputation of the sequel enterprise. But it's still a mess.
This is the dumbest thing to nitpick but when Dan Hedaya's character is eating a lemon wedge and starts to chew it up, it CRUNCHES. LEMONS ARE NOT CRUNCHY, NOT EVEN SPACE LEMONS. SPIT IT OUT. SPIT IT OUT DAN HEDAYA.
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