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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.
....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 a good fair few beats above dead.
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!
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…
"Mercy please! Just let me die!"- Me while watching Alien: Resurrection
Jesus. . . and I thought that the theatrical cut of Alien 3 was bad! I thought the Star Wars prequels were bad! I thought that the fourth Indiana Jones film was bad! Alien: Resurrection manages what seemed to be impossible: it makes those films look good. It is quite possibly the worst film I've ever seen. And unlike Alien 3 there is no alternative cut of the film that is miles better. That's right we are stuck with this piece of shit. When talking about the biggest drop offs in quality from a film to its sequel, this one has got to take the cake for me. The…
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.
I've had it with these MOTHA****** aliens on this MOTHA****** ship!
lol this is just silly fun.
Humanoid alien is terrifying though.
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It's best to think of Alien Resurrection less as a canonical sequel and more an extended universe companion piece to the Alien trilogy proper -- after all, it shares barely any connection with them style-wise. Style, it turns out, is what the film has in abundance, with Jeunet directing the hell out of Joss Whedon's confused clunker of a screenplay, subverting it at every turn with his distinct visuals and weird, black sense of humor. This is a big budget Hollywood blockbuster that climaxes with an A-list actress making out with her monstrous, mutant, hermaphroditic grandchild for a full minute. Elsewhere, the film trades in blatant lesbian imagery: Weaver strokes and fondles and nuzzles Winona Ryder with a mordant gleam…
Alien 4 a movie that should have ended at number three but it didn't. This movie is stupid and silly but it's so bad that it's so funny.
Als ich diesen Film das erste mal gesehen habe, irgendwann 1999 oder 2000, wusste ich weder, wer Jean-Pierre Jeunet, noch wer Joss Whedon ist. Jetzt springen einen die Markenzeichen beider Personen geradezu an. Die Einstellungen, Farbwelten und das Knautschgesichter-Casting von Jeunet; die Dialogzeilen und Figurenkonstellationen von Whedon.
Whedon hat den Film mehr oder weniger enterbt, ist der Meinung, dass sein Drehbuch zwar erhalten geblieben aber einfach völlig falsch umgesetzt wurde; zu ernst, zu on-the-nose. Ich finde nicht, dass er damit unbedingt recht hat. Auf jeden Fall entwickelt der Film aus dieser Schizophrenie zwischen Drehbuch und Regie eine sehr interessante Spannung. Danny Boyle hat "127 Hours" mal als "an action film about a guy who can't move" bezeichnet. "Alien 4" ist…
Alien: Resurrection continues the downward trend of the series. But it probably didn't have to quite as bad as it is.
It's not one of Joss Whedon's best scripts but it is better than it appears to be. As I was watching I was wondering where his usual witty banter had disappeared to. But actually, it's there. It's just that the actors and director didn't bring it out properly. For example, watch the film again but imagine Adam Baldwin in the Ron Perlman role, delivering the lines in a Jayne type fashion. It's instantly funnier. He's virtually written Serenity vs Aliens.
The rest of the cast look equally miscast (apart from Sigourney Weaver - obviously - and maybe Winona Ryder).…
WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT?!
If SyFy had made this movie then I would understand the level of ridiculousness of this script. It's so sad to see how this franchise that started off so promising just cant get out of its own way any more.
It's strange, between the last movie I reviewed on here and Alien Resurrection, I've watched a lot of really great movies. But for some reason I couldn't be bothered to write anything about them. I was either too busy, or just too lazy. The one thing that seems to motivate me more than anything is blind rage and hatred. Which is why I've decided to write about the shitfest that is Alien Resurrection.
This is one of those movies that has so much wrong about it, I don't even know where to begin, so with most terrible movies that I've reviewed, I'm going to have to resort to bullet points.
1) The Dialogue: There's plenty wrong with this movie, but…
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