Alien: Resurrection


Action / Horror / Sci-Fi

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 54%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 40%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 196249


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Winona Ryder as Annalee Call
Ron Perlman as Johner
Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley
Brad Dourif as Dr. Jonathan Gediman
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698.68 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 49 min
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1hr 49 min
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Reviewed by Pluto-3 9 / 10

Alien=suspense, Aliens=action, Alien³=tragedy, Alien Resurrection=gore

Although it's got major flaws and some plot holes, I find myself liking Alien Resurrection a lot. First of all, I'm a sucker for horror and sci-fi movies. Second, I LOVE the Alien series, although Alien³ was a bit offbeat in the action department. Third, Sigourney Weaver is incredibly menacing as a cloned Ripley. She's always great to see on screen but this was truly something to behold. and last but not least, I loved the storyline, how they brought the genetic aspect so cleverly. It was truly a new twist on the series, although I wouldn't qualify A:R as a REAL episode in the Alien series but rather a new begining. Jean-Pierre Jeunet did a great job in bringing his fantastic style to Hollywood. The creatures were cool and scary although I wish we had seen more of the Queen; we still had the horrific Newborn which was truly demonic. Anyway, despite it's flaws, it's still a great film, although it will never be a classic like Alien and Aliens are. Now if only there could be a fifth one with a better script, more character development and more firepower.

Reviewed by Paul Kydd 7 / 10

Alien: Resurrection (Special Edition) ***½ (7/10)

Available on Blu-ray Disc (Region B)

USA 1997 English (Colour); Science Fiction/Horror/Thriller (Twentieth Century Fox/Brandywine); 116 minutes (18 certificate)

Crew includes: Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Director); Josh Whedon (Screenwriter, from Characters created by Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett); Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill, Bill Badalato (Producers); Darius Khondji (Cinematographer); Nigel Phelps (Production Designer); Hervé Schneid (Editor); John Frizzell (Composer)

Cast includes: Sigourney Weaver (Ripley), Winona Ryder (Call), Dominique Pinon (Vriess), Ron Perlman (Johner), Gary Dourdan (Christie), Michael Wincott (Elgyn), Kim Flowers (Hillard), Dan Hedaya (General Perez), J.E. Freeman (Dr Wren), Brad Dourif (Gediman), Raymond Cruz (Distephano), Leland Orser (Purvis)

"Witness the resurrection."

Two hundred years after sacrificing herself, an impregnated Ripley (Weaver) is cloned by scientists via her DNA, in order to remove the Alien queen from her body for use by the military, and with torn loyalties (being half human, half monster now) warily aids a ragtag group of mercenaries to vanquish the latest threat to mankind.

Unexpected fourth instalment (following the heroine's definitive demise in 3) from another fresh, visionary director, with two strong, female leads (Ryder for the youngsters), and black humour injected successfully into the mix.

Surprising pathos is also added by the introduction of the Newborn, with its sad, expressive eyes (missing entirely from all previous aliens).

Blu-ray Extras: Original Version (109 minutes), Commentary, Documentaries, Featurettes, Deleted/Extended Scenes, Interviews, Music-only Track, Screenplay, Storyboards, Stills Galleries, Outtakes, Behind-the-Scenes Footage, Multi-Angle Sequence, Production Notes, Trailers, TV Spots. ****½ (9/10)

Reviewed by BrickNash 8 / 10

Great film.....until the end.

This film can be summed up in one sentence - "It's fine until the big white thing appears".

This of course refers to the newborn creature which was created for the film (with zero input from Giger I might add). The lumbering atrocity was one of the worst decisions ever made in this franchise and is there for sheer shock value alone. The makers obviously didn't know how to end the movie and so descended into schlock and gore with this horrible beast as some sort of cheap climax which caters for the lowest common denominator.

Absolutely unintelligent and utterly tasteless!

The rest of the film however, is great! It's a really good, solid action sci-fi with some memorable characters, and there's some really interesting sections like the clone room, the man who is told he is impregnated, and some new behavioural traits from the Aliens themselves.

The film wasted a tremendous opportunity by killing off most of the crew from The Betty. They could have very well taken over the franchise from Ripley, becasue we've had the tragic personal tale already, so an ensemble piece concerning mercenaries hunting down the creatures for profit could have really opened up some doors to interesting stories.

That being said, the movie could have been a smashing 90s sci-fi film in its own right if it didn't house the Alien name, but the weight of the franchise brand plus some quite awful decisions drag it down to just "decent but flawed".

Worth watching for the first hour and a half for sure, but after that it descends into gross out pap.

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