• MooseMeister

    ★★½ Rewatched by MooseMeister 03 May, 2016

    Reincarnation of Ripley is illogical but makes her character interesting again. However, what promised to be a dream combination of Jeunet in the director's chair and Josh Whedon behind the typewriter proved to be another reverse synergy. What starts like a combination of Brazil in space and Serenity falls flat very fast.k

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  • Cuntis

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Cuntis 03 May, 2016

    Assembly Cut BluRae

    So as a huge jean pierre jeunet fan girl this has always been my fave, from the whisky being made from a laser to the new rocks, to winnona pulling a mole out her arm to plug in whatever a late 90s USB was to get into the mainframe.  I just loved it all. 

    However upon rewatch of the entire franchise I feel like Ripley is frightening and unlike able and although obviously part alien it felt odd and I didn't enjoy it as much as I usually did.  Still a banger but maybe Alien3 has taken the top spot?

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  • findlay

    ★★ Rewatched by findlay 30 Apr, 2016 1

    I so desperately wanna like A:R.
    Theres a ~feeling~ to it that makes it probably the most unique of the alien films. The running zooms, hard contrast, u l t r a greasy aliens, shady metal greys, clunky ship interiors and mad scientists are all right up my street but the writing and story are fucking abysmal. The lighting is great and changes the rust oranges from the Physical from Alien3 into the LIGHTING in A:R, so its got this…

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  • Rod Taylor

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Rod Taylor 28 Apr, 2016

    The black sheep of the Alien family. There's some really hokey dialog here, especially from Ripley, but I love the Euro surrealism it has going on, not to mention some very gooey, violent alien action. It's a little bit twisted and weird but I've always liked this installment.

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  • Melody

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Melody 27 Apr, 2016

    "If those things get loose, it's gonna make the Lacerta Plague look like a fucking square dance!"

    First off, that line and the random "trying to drink with boxing gloves" bit has me wanting to watch every Winona Ryder movie again as soon as possible. Like I said in my Alien 3 review, I just love what they did with these movies and I wish there were more (I know, finally we're getting another one, but it's 20 years, imagine…

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  • Eastwood Allen

    ★★★★ Added by Eastwood Allen

    Compared to Alien 3 this looks like the Godfather. Compared to Aliens this is like the Grease sequel.
    As a standalone it's perfectly ok, adequate, fun, fine. It was always going to suffer by the inevitable comparison of the first two movies.
    The third best in the series, with Alien and Aliens being several leagues above the others. Good effort Joss Whedon, who managed to offer something different to the saga.

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  • Matt Reifschneider

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Matt Reifschneider 26 Apr, 2016

    Alien Day 426 Marathon

    While Alien Resurrection is something of an odd duck, particularly when compared to the rest of the franchise, it's still a lot of fun and very quirky and uses its odd elements to be very memorable - for better or worse depending on your taste.

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  • FilmFreek25

    ★★★ Watched by FilmFreek25 26 Apr, 2016 1

    Quickie Review: #AlienDay426 Edition Part 4 of 5
    The first major American film from acclaimed French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunot ("Delicatessen", "Amélié"), the 4th installment of the "Alien" series tries to redeem themselves after "Alien3" by trying too hard to be like "Alien" & "Aliens" and fails most of the time. However, the underwater sequence and Ron Perlman's scene-stealing turn as Johner are ultimately the saving graces of what is a mangled, CG-soaked mess.

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  • David Darling

    ★★★ Rewatched by David Darling 26 Apr, 2016

    Special/Extended edition

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  • Craig Hamilton

    ★★ Rewatched by Craig Hamilton 24 Apr, 2016

    Watched the 'Special Edition' version of the film.

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  • mark1strelok

    ★★½ Watched by mark1strelok 24 Apr, 2016

    This film reminds me of Planet of the Apes where they blew up the Earth in the second movie but still made three unnecessary sequels. One would think that over 200 years after Alien 3 the scientists would have grown smarter, but they and the military behave just as stupidly as ever except for the 8 or so essential characters. Still worthwhile for the clone scene and the final xenomorph.

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  • Jack Gattanella

    ★★★½ Watched by Jack Gattanella 11 Aug, 2009

    One wouldn't think of pairing Jean-Pierre Jeunet, a half of the directing team responsible (in the 90's) for the very good Delicatessen and visual masterwork City of Lost Children, and Joss Whedon, a comedy writer fresh off an Oscar nomination for Toy Story (yes, there was a time) and just about to start Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But here they are, taking the franchise that started with Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) into another direction.

    It's one that's promising, and in a…

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