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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 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!
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…
"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…
Re-watched this and realised that it's even more flawed than I remembered.
This is unbelievably bad. I don't even understand how we got here. Watching these all within close proximity to each other makes this film seem impossible. I thought Aliens was a massive drop off from the first film, and I thought Alien3 was boring and generally kind of terrible, but I could understand how both came to be made, why the filmmakers would choose to take the series in the directions they did.
But this...I don't understand how *anyone* would choose to take the series in this direction. What is even happening here? I would've found Alien: Resurrection hilarious if I also didn't find it completely and totally baffling. How did the franchise fall *this* far? It's almost completely unrecognizable.…
There's a Portuguese word that describes this movie to a T: "palerma". This word also sums up everything Joss Whedon ever wrote or directed.
For some strange reason, I had convinced myself that I liked this fourth installment in the Alien series. But upon a re-watch today, years after last viewing the movie, I came to the conclusion that, no, I don't much like Alien: Resurrection.
Director Jeunet, who was masterful with films like Amelie, The City of Lost Children, and Delicatessen, really flubs this sequel. Writer Whedan must also take blame. The dialogue and story are pretty awful. There is no mood established at all - creepy or horrific or tense, let alone the eeriness that pervaded every extraterrestrial pore in the first three Alien films. The lack of a good musical score sure didn't help. Composers Goldsmith, Horner, and Goldenthal built a…
This is a real popcorn movie. It does give a great discredit to Joss Whedon, and I would of loved to have seen that version. But the whole concept of a hybrid human/xenomorph was just awesome. The fact that Winona Ryder is in the movie makes me happy. Plus Sigourney Weaver was just a bad ass in this film, proving how well Whedon can create strong female characters.
I could tell Sigourney Weaver was trying but the rest of the movie didnt do anything for me ANYTHING!.
"Who do I have to fuck to get off this boat?" - Ripley/the entire crew that worked on this film
"Kill.....me....." - Ripley v7/the Alien franchise
I was looking forward to this one because I remembered it being a fun time barr it's flaws. I just didn't remember how heavy those flaws were and how much they'd effect my fun.
Alien3 was basically held together by the fact that we're rooting for Ripley. Here, her 'resurrected' character is butchered so far beyond recognition that I actually wanted her to die. When she's not making snarky comments about everything, she's rolling around on the floor and sniffing the air like a dog.
The only character I was interested in was of…
Rewatched ALIEN RESURRECTION for the first time in over a decade, and I have to say, it might be one of my favorite bad movies, and it's slimey, grimey 90s-ness has made it feel surprisingly fresh in the sea of sell-out CG we live in now. Knowing this time round that the director made AMELIE soon after made me really appreciate the visual style and frenetic energy. Take the legacy out of the equation, and you are left with a beautiful bastard. That only makes my love for the ALIEN saga as a whole grow three sizes today.
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