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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.
Jean Pierre Jeunet se acabó tornando una elección más bien irrelevante para esta estirada cuarta entrega de Alien. El diseño de vestuario y los decorados se acaban imponiendo en una historia tirando a simplona. No llega a aburrir.
I watched Alien Resurrection (AKA Slow Dancing With Aliens) so you didn’t have to: cl.ly/image/1V3d45432O3x/AR.png
La primera película que fui a ver al cine sin mis padres fue esta, con 12 años. No sé cómo no me jodió la cabeza para el resto de mi vida.
Hokey. Boring. With moments of inspiration.
Why do the aliens bark like lions? Biggest pet pieve. And that hybrid alien at the end?!? Whoever designed that thing should have tomatoes town at him at every opportunity.
"sleep when you're dead, man"
The c-c-c-characters are all w-w-wrong! I saw this and I didn't even know who the protagonist was. Jean Pjong what where you THINKING.
It's quite sad that this is the only Alien film to be released in my lifetime (I was born in 1996 and not including Prometheus).
This really is a sad end to the Alien franchise, until it is inevitably rebooted that is.
It is bloody insane, the whole hybrid alien bullshit was so misguided, the CGI is piss poor and outdated to shit.
There really was no reason to bring Ripley back, apart from money. She was given a fitting send-off, even with the third films short-comings. Here it just takes away from that by making her clone.
Some of the cast are alright, Perlman is fun and Tuco was fine.
In the end, this really was just a messy end for a franchise that showed so much potential with its first two entries.
Blu-ray picture 6/10
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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