• Daniel Charchuk

    ★★½ Watched by Daniel Charchuk 17 Apr, 2007

    The really dark sense of humour that the film attempts works for me for about fifteen minutes. After that, it just gets really, really bad. The film looks nice, but that's about all it's got going for it. Sigourney Weaver is a real badass for about half the film, but then she melts and becomes really boring. Winona Ryder - wow, talk about a terrible performance. Far too much attitude in her android. The script is pretty bad; the terrible…


  • WillThompson

    Watched by WillThompson 10 Oct, 2015

    Pure trash.


  • Bob Hovey

    ★★★ Rewatched by Bob Hovey 08 Oct, 2015

    As a long-standing fan of Jeunet's work I always liked this film a bit more than Alien³, but there's still quite a lot wrong with it. Most of the dialog is trite and predictable, though Jeunet's off-beat direction and a quirky cast give the lines more life than they probably would have had otherwise. Jeunet's dark sense of humor seems well-suited to what Whedon originally intended to be a black comedy (Joss has been pretty vocal in his disapproval of…


  • BespinRaptor

    ★½ Added by BespinRaptor

    I'm not the mechanic here, Ironsides! I mostly just hurt people!

    Alien: Resurrection is a very bad movie. The story, acting, characters, setting - most of it is bad. The only good things in this movie were the original Alien designs looking scarier than ever. I don't think they've ever looked more real. And the second thing is the subplot about the genetic experiments that had been going on. There is a terrifying scene where Ripley 8 comes across mutated…


  • yango

    ★★ Watched by yango 08 Oct, 2015

    muy interezante


  • VenusianFryCook

    Added by VenusianFryCook

    Fox apparently hadn't learned their lesson from Alien 3, so they tried again. This time, its 200 years later and those idiots at Weyland Yutani somehow cloned a Ripley that's pregnant with the xenomorph from the last movie. The amount of technobabble to justify this, along with how the clone has her memories, would put Geordi LaForge into a coma, so lets not even bother. Anyway, a ragtag group of bounty hunters shows up to spout one-liners and act like…


  • Patrick Pryor

    ★★ Watched by Patrick Pryor 06 Oct, 2015

    Hooptober Part VII.

    "Who do I have to fuck to get off this boat?" - Ellen Ripley

    How could a movie written by Joss Whedon, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and starring character actors like Dan Hedaya, Brad Dourif, and Ron Perlman be BAD? Somehow Alien: Resurrection manages to pollute every hyperactive screaming canted angle with aggressive dumbness. Ever wanted to see a low angle, slow motion shot of Ripley dunking a basketball? Not one, but TWO, wheelchair jokes? Winona Ryder…


  • Ben Riley

    ★★★½ Watched by Ben Riley 03 Oct, 2015 2

    Hoop-Tober 2.O Film #12

    "I am not the man with whom to fuck!" – Ron Perlman, proving again that grammar matters even when you're angry.

    Setting aside the generic Whedon script, this is as odd and esoteric a film as Alien3, from the matriarchal religious imagery (especially the way the interior of the ship is turned into a temple for the Alien mother) to the insidious and unsettling subversions of any idea of human dignity. I can't imagine seeing something this strange from a mainstream studio today.


  • kungen

    ★½ Watched by kungen 24 Sep, 2015

    Some films are better than others, this one is definitely one of the worst..


  • gmosalad

    ★★ Watched by gmosalad 22 Sep, 2015

    Part of Hoop-Tober 2015: Bonus Challenge #2 (3/3)

    This movie shouldn't exist. Nothing more could be said with an Alien movie. Or if it could, this movie didn't do that. Having done long reviews for Alien and Aliens, I thought I could do a quick and dirty one for Alien3. But it turns out that that's actually a pretty good movie that, despite its failings, provides plenty of paragraphs worth of food for thought on the series as a whole.…


  • Joe Ibañez

    ★★★ Rewatched by Joe Ibañez 22 Sep, 2015

    Brad Dourif shedding a tear and everything else he did gave me hope that I wouldn't hate this. But then he disappears pretty early on to make way for Joss Whedon's rag-tag group of annoying shitheads. It seemed like they were getting killed off one by one in order from least to most unbearable. The cloning thing is interesting, as is Call's motivation and the droid recall that's mentioned for 2 seconds. But it's all poorly explained and I only…


  • mattfromalaska

    ★★★ Rewatched by mattfromalaska 19 Sep, 2015 1

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Alien: Resurrection is the fourth (and oft called the worst) film in the Alien series. I watched it back in the summer, and rewatched it this weekend with my boys who hadn't seen it.

    When I first watched through 3 and Resurrection, I didn't like 3 and I liked Resurrection. That rating mostly stands up on the second viewing - though now I like Alien 3 but still prefer Resurrection. This opinion isn't all that accepted among Alien fans -…