There is not a single shot in the movie to fill one with wonder.
you're soooooooooooooo wrong
Dec 20 - 06:58 AM
Actually, he's quite right.
Dec 10 - 07:38 AM
I still remember the underwater scene, must have "fill'd me with wonder" at the time
Nov 12 - 01:06 AM
Apart from the underwater bit you mean?
Dec 13 - 02:59 PM
Also, it's full of plot holes; the spaceship operates out of regulated space, and yet it only takes 3 hours to reach Earth?
Mar 8 - 10:36 PM
to answer Roger's question about the Alien's biomass - they consume non-organic as well as organic matter to grow. they can also survive in hibernation absorbing ambient electromagnetic energy. this is all explained in the Aliens RPG handbook. im sure the rules are still fudged a bit in the movies, but not like Ebert claims. Bone up on your nerd trivia before you start bashing the concept of the Aliens! Resurrection would have been a good film if it was a stand alone piece and had not sullied a great series. adding humor to this equation is unforgivable, even by one of my favorite directors. a human/alien hybrid?!? way to violate the main concept, bro.
Jun 4 - 05:03 PM
I don't consider Resurrection to be the fourth Alien film, I consider it the first film in the Alien Vs. Predator trilogy. It has very few similarities with Alien(s) and it's pretty much a combination of AvP and AvPR. It reminds me of all of Joss Whedon's work. It's pretty cool and it has the cliches and some decent tributes to the source material and its inspirations, but it's cartoonish and tries to be too much fun and tame, watered down, simple for the simple-minded teenage audience and like a video game, and it all balances out to be just ok and forgettable. Comparing Resurrection to Alien(s) is like comparing Buffy The Vampire Slayer to Dracula with Chistoper Lee (or with Bela Lugosi to a lesser extent).
And the whole point of my litte rant is to say I agree with you. One of the biggest thrills of Alien(s) is how it fills you with wonder, and like you said, this movie doesn't even try to do that. I think this movie should officially be considered the first AvP movie because that's what it is.
Jun 9 - 08:39 PM
this one stands alone. actually, all of them stand alone with their different styles. this one is like a dali painting or cronenberg weirdness mixed with campy action. It's more entertaining than 3 though.
Jun 11 - 09:35 PM
It is the worst.
Jun 12 - 06:13 PM
I loved the Alien trilogy, I absolutley hated this dopey, slimy, uninspired mess... Thanks for the great review.
Sep 17 - 02:57 AM
while it was a little campy, i would disagree with mr. ebert in that i thought the scene where ripley gets swallowed up by the pulsating alien mass, and then all of the subsequent dynamic between her and the queen and its hybrid progeny, is pretty memorable and wondrous in its own way. i think, for improvement, the film could have been more powerful if the production team had explored the telepathic link and the mind of the alien even further
Sep 20 - 08:02 AM