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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.
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.
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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.
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So I recently bought the beautifully packaged Alien Anthology BluRay set with the intention of rewatching the first two, and checking out parts 3and 4 for the first time. Then Blomkamp announces that Alien 3 and Ressurection are to be completely disregarded and never happened, so that was a waste of fucking money,
While Alien 3 isn't a great film, I'm still kind of disappointed that it's no longer canon. I liked a few elements and it feels like a definite end to a trilogy. Blomkamp's Alien is going to have to be a significant improvement for it to be worth it.
The same can't be said for Resurrection. I have no issues whatsoever with this no longer being part of the continuity. It's pretty much a piece of shit.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Fuck these Aliens man!
Never going to be better than it's preceding films, but still enjoys a good enough story with a top body count list.
After decades since Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) died she is brought back to life via cloning by mad man Brad Dourif and his gang. Ripley is carrying an Alien Queen which the doctors want to bring back to Earth. Eventually it turns into a stand off between a surviving group of 6 scoundrels (Led by Ron Perlman and Winona Ryder) vs the Aliens (12 in all) after they break out to kill every last person on the ship.
The Aliens look awesome still. Not to mention how good an Alien looks underwater! Predictable at…
Fluffy. It's a weird side trip in the alien universe. A much needed lightening of the mood after the fun-leeching fugue that is Fincher's Alien3.
Really surprised by how much I enjoyed this. If you can get past the whole "this didn't even need to be made" argument and take it on its own merits, i found it thoroughly entertaining and quite intelligent and complex. Alien was outer space horror, Aliens was space action war movie, Alien 3 was prison drama horror, and Resurrection is mad scientist experiment gone wrong horror. So by that token, it's a unique and deserving entry into the canon.
And, I mean, Brad Dourif and Ron Perlman. So there's that. And written by JOSS WHEDON, WTF?!? How did I not know that.
Viewing the Blu-Ray on my 60" display with DTS Master Audio engaged, this was a real treat. The cinematography and use of lighting is outstanding. Really nice grain structure intact on this transfer, looks like it was made yesterday.
This film is often cited as the worst in the franchise. I honestly can't agree with this centiment. Having seen this a couple of times I feel this is a film with some interesting ideas but fails to really capitlise on them fully.
Firstly, the aliens. Their depiction in this film is miles ahead of the Alien 3. Practical closeups that look suitably repulsive and CGI that is noticibly better than before. The hybrid alien design was controversial although I find it quite effective and it's gruesome death scene is very memorable.
The human characters on the other hand are less memorable and despite Joss Whedon on the script, they never seem that interesting which is a real shame.
There are ony a few good things about this.
1 - It's written by Joss Whedon
2 - Ron Perlman, Leland Orser and Brad Dourif are all underrated (in general)
3 - The CGI still looks half decent
Interesting continuation of the Alien Saga, but it's the worst of the original 4.
Utter garbage. Bonus half star for amusing gore.
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