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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.
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.
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…
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!
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…
After the total shitfest that was David Fincher's Alien 3, Alien: Ressurrection manages to inject some life into the tired Alien franchise. While the film certainly isn't as good as the first two films, it holds up on its own and has a unique feel from the other films in the quadrilogy.
The film has more of a focus on new characters, with Sigourney Weaver taking more of a background role as Ripley. This isn't necessarily a bad thing because the new characters are all original and likeable. You have Ron Perlman playing a psycopath and Winona Ryder playing a cute little robot terrorist. What is not to like?
On top of all this, the special effects are back to…
I like that this movie goes back to its roots as a creature-feature, but I also think it was a step backwards for the franchise. An amazing cast line-up for this entry. There is some real disturbing gore and the second half really moves.
Natürlich nicht so gut wie der erste Teil aber trotzdem ein guter Film.
In der ersten Hälfte des Films gibt es ein paar Szenen die den Film wie eine Parodie seiner eigenen Filmreihe wirken lassen. Mal sind es komische Einfälle wie mal eben eine Patronenkugel über Bande schießen (und dann natürlich auch zu treffen xD ), schlecht gealterte CGI Effekte oder die schlechten schauspielerischen Leistungen von Dan Hedaya (Gen. Martin Perez) und J.E. Freeman (Dr. Mason Wren). Overacting in bester Form!
Obwohl es nach dem dritten Teil natürlich etwas schwer war eine weiterführende Geschichte zu erzählen, ist die Story trotzdem gut gelungen.
Heutzutage ist dieser Film nichts besonderes aber er profitiert stark (wie die anderen Fortsetzungen auch) vom perfekten und unvergesslichen Eindruck des ersten Teil.
It's like someone read a really bad fanfiction and made a film out of it.
This wasn't the disaster I was expecting. It's bad, but there's an admirable weirdness to it. Unlike Aliens and Alien 3, which are unapologetic retreads of the first movie, Resurrection feels like it had a purpose behind it at some point. The premise is just too strange for this to be explained as a cash grab: Ripley is cloned 200 years after Alien 3 as a human/alien hybrid? Sure, okay.
The actual movie is a conglomeration of awkward, stilted scenes, and one gets the impression that the cast and crew weren't entirely sure what they were trying to accomplish. Written by Joss Whedon, this might have been intended to be a witty ensemble action movie, but it is filmed and…
Everyone's a jerk to each other like the whole time, but there are aliens so it's still kind of cool. That scene where Sigourney Weaver is lounging on the queen alien is really weird.
The quadrilogy is finished. It's been a heck of a journey, but also an interesting one. I'm not sure how Alien ended up getting four films as a 'franchise' when you consider how special the first one is and how different the following films are, but it's been interesting going from 1 to 4 and seeing with Resurrection now how far away it is from the original film. In all honesty, I didn't mind Alien Resurrection in most places but the problem is it does have a lot of very bad places too. When it does it's job well it does it well but it's awkwardly balanced out by a lot of bad to make it a bit of an…
I wasted enough time already in just watching this.
Poor casting choices, an extraordinarily bad choice for director, and bad production from the off, Alien: Resurrection is a total train wreck.
My deepest sympathies go to Joss Whedon, the writer and all-round Geek Diety, who will have this millstone around his neck for the rest of his career. Almost none of the things that make Alien: Resurrection bad are his fault, but I suspect the real problem is that he so wanted to make an Alien film, finally had the opportunity, only to have it ruined for him by a series of poor decisions and production problems.
The main narrative arc of the franchise had a clean cut-off point at the end of the already disappointing Alien³, and I wish it had been.
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