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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 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.
I've never thought about fucking a robot, but Winona would make me reconsider.
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…
Watched the special edition. A weak 4th attempt that had little to do with the previous 3 movies. Still enjoyable as an action/sci-fi flick, but I have high expectations in this franchise and it didn't meet them. EFX were still top notch and extremely juicy. I really enjoyed the underwater scenes with the aliens. I did not enjoy the ending and for some reason I actually felt bad for the baby alien dying at the end and I really should not have.
Ripley pega taaaaaanto como "chica Whedon". Y esa tripulación de contrabandistas espaciales protoFirefly que se marca el colega... Yo que sé. A mí me ha gustado.
I felt constantly reminded of those awful Joel Schumacher Batman movies.
If I'm not mistaken, the tagline for this movie in several countries, is
Did you know Joss Whedon was involved with this movie? Yea, the guy who brought us Avengers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer brought us an Alien movie. I think he may have been the writer, but I'm not sure. Any way, How does Alien: Resurrection hold up? Pretty well in my opinion. It's not as scary as the first two, but it does fix things from Alien 3 that needed to be fixed. For example, there's more than one alien this time around. Also, the effects are pretty good with some of the CGI looking neat on the aliens. There are however some minor flaws, such as the new characters. They are still pretty boring and lifeless. The performances are…
Yes, the one "Alien" film I had never seen. Visually, it's great. Other than that, what everyone says is true. It really sucks.
200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/Alien hybrid clone who must continue her war against the Aliens.
First time watch of this, the fourth instalment in the franchise and maybe because it has a terrible reputation but I actually really enjoyed this. Fair enough, it's not an Alien film in terms of tone and the fact that Ripley's character has completely changed, but unlike John McClane she is still interesting. I watched this film as a Jean-Pierre Jeunet film rather than an Alien one and as someone who enjoys his quirky style of film-making I found a lot to enjoy. Visually it's very nice to look at and the campy relationship between the cast was a lot of fun.
Treat this film as a Starship Troopers esque ridiculous romp and there's fun to be had.
It's bad, but not as dreadful as I remembered. Maybe this has something to do with the fact that this is the first time I've watched the "Special Edition" from 2003. While there are some terribly poor choices, and Joss Whedon's script is pretty stupid, I rather enjoyed this viewing. It's at least on a par with Alien 3.
The first genuinely disappointing entry in this series has a lot of good ideas, but suffers from an uneasy blend of sci-fi, horror, and comedy, the film rarely balancing the different tones as well as it could have. The constant fish-eye lens camerawork is fairly grating. Winona Ryder also shows up as the co-lead, delivering what has got to be the single worst performance in this series and maybe the worst performance of her career.
On the plus side, the visual effects and action scenes are of generally high quality. The aliens probably get more screen time in this film than any of the previous films, and they're well-utilized. It's a middle-of-the-road entry, but always a watchable and occasionally entertaining one.
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