Alien Resurrection (1997)
Average Rating: 5.8/10
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Average Rating: 6.4/10
Critic Reviews: 17
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Two centuries after Ellen Ripley's death, doctors aboard the space station Auriga clone her using a blood sample taken from Fiorna 161, in hopes of harvesting the queen embryo that was incubating inside of her when she was trapped on the remote penal planet. Finally succeeding after numerous attempts, they remove the alien and repair the clone for further study. Before long, the Ripley clone has gained consciousness, and displays superhuman capabilities that suggest it possesses alien DNA. When
Nov 26, 1997 Wide
Dec 2, 2003
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
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It brings a mordant, crackerjack wit to the world of chest-busting, head-ripping creepazoids from beyond.
A blend of surrealist humor, unintentional self-parody and groan-inducing moments, this is easily the nadir of the franchise.
[Jeuenet] doesn't push it all the way to "so bad it's good" territory, but he at least gives a healthy dose of the bizarre that makes it memorable, in its fashion.
This fourth chapter in the popular sci-fi-horror franchise is without a doubt the weakest, both dramatically and visually.
Simply put, Jean-Pierre Jeunet was the absolute wrong choice for this film. His award-winning quirky French visual sensibilities don't mesh well with Joss Whedon's meat-and-potatoes script.
This fourth chapter comes off as the first fully postmodern Alien film: not Alien multiplied or cubed, but synthetically reawakened, groggy enough to sleepwalk through our memories of the first three, as in a dream.
After the disappointing Alien 3, this fourth film in the franchise represents a marked improvement, but it fails to match the level established in the first two films.
Un de ces films dont il faut savoir s'imprégner de l'idée de départ pour être en mesure d'en apprécier les ébats à leur juste valeur.
Has more visual flair than any of George Lucas' Star Wars films, and at times is almost as fun.
Moviegoers who expect more surprise and mystery from the grisly and suspenseful sci-fi "Alien" series will be disappointed.
The much-maligned last part in the Alien quadrilogy should be approached as the comic book actioneer that it is.
...it's two hundred years down the road from Alien 3, and Ripley is long gone. If only. (Alien Quadrilogy)
Great effects, dismal story. Sigourney phones in a paycheck. Why is Ryder even in this? Ron Perlman is the only bright spot in a forgettable cast.
Unfortunately, Weaver and Jeunet's efforts are short changed by the ineptness of Joss Whedon's script, that seems to find a way to make action sequences unexciting.
The film is so insistently formulaic there is hardly a moment when you don't know exactly what's going to happen.
... despite more Catholic imagery than a mid-period Madonna video, the movie isn't heavy-handed ...
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- Ellen Ripley: Who do I have to fuck to get off this boat?
- Johner: I can get you off... maybe not the boat.
- Christie: I don't trust anyone.
- Distephano: I thought you were dead?
- Ellen Ripley: Yeah, I get that a lot.
- Gediman: Fork
- Ellen Ripley: Fuck?
- Gediman: It's fork.
- Ellen Ripley: My mommy always said there were no monsters. No real ones. But there are.
- Johner: What's the big deal, man? Fuckin' waste of ammo.
- Christie: Let's go.
- Johner: Must be a chick thing.
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