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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…
... and here's where the series flatlined. Coming off of David Fincher's shitshow that was Alien 3, comes one of the most unnecessary sequels of all time. This entry, written by Joss Whedon and directed by the guy who brought us Amelie, feels so tonally different to the rest of the series it just feels like an elementary Whedon movie guest starring the xenomorph. Whedon's Whedonisms totally work in his original properties and in comic book movies, but when applied to the Alien seires they just feel out of place and, well, alien.
Don't get me wrong, this movie is simultaneously worse but way more watchable than the threequel mostly due to just how fucking off the rails it gets.…
This was the worst of the bunch. Still some good stuff, mainly the hybrid at the end. Winona Ryder is really bad in this...
On Joss Whedon, Firefly 1.0 and why Avengers: Age of Ultron actually sucks.
Wait, what? Isn't this going to be a review of Alien: Resurrection? Well, sort of. I will hopefully tie it all together in a nice little bow and not let it degenerate into a horrible mess like Joss Whedon did with the screenplay of this movie. It's a shame really, because even though this fourth instalment lacks the atmospheric set pieces and deep-rooted ability to scare that the first two - hell, maybe even three - films had, it still has some things going for it.
It has probably been 10 years since I last watched this and in the meantime I've seen a lot more of…
I always figured this movie is kinda the younger brother of the other Alien films. Lacking depth and suspense compared to the others. All that remains is a cool action film with some nice touches and the standout underwater sequence.
This is my first time watch of the Special Edition. While the new cut makes Alien3 a much better film the difference here isn't as big and mostly fan service.
Although not a bad movie in any way, AR feels like a wasted opportunity in the end. I wonder what an other director might have done with the script.
+Nice CGI effects
+the underwater sequence
+the Aliens never looked as good as they do in AR
+some entertaining sequences and…
Not as bad as Alien 3, which is surprising given my affinity for Fincher. Jeunet proves that he is an endlessly flexible filmmaker, working with a totally shit script and bland characters, but pumping out a half-decent film.
Well, they're falling back on the clichéd sci-fi concept of cloning the alien, and if you ask me, they probably should have just left this thing dead, because it's back and worse than we could have imagined... but enough about this film series. Seriously though, this series has launched the careers of titanic directors like Ridley Scott, James Cameron (Ha-ha, "'Titanic' filmmaker) and David Fincher, and with this grand finale, we see the debut of the legendary... Jean-Pierre Jeunet! ...Yeah, um, I'm thinking that in space, you can still hear the crickets chirp, but France, on the other hand, is probably very familiar with Jeunet, just not as a horror filmmaker by any means. This film may be pre-"Amélie", but…
This is my favorite movie of the Alien franchise, even though it's not the best by a long shot. It's good for a fourth movie, but they should never have made a fourth movie, you know? I'm a sucker for team movies, what can I say.
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.
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