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Alien Resurrection (Thx) (1997)

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Science Fiction & Fantasy movie directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Perhaps these films are like theStar Trekmovies: The even-numbered episodes are the best ones. Certainly this film (directed by French stylist Jean-Pierre Jeunet) is an improvement overAlien 3, with a script that breathes exciting new life into … see full wiki

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Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
1 review about Alien Resurrection (Thx) (1997)

The Ending Ruins the Movie.

  • Apr 13, 2001
I was disappointed by ALIEN 3. That movie's nihilistic deconstructionist view of life ruined everything that had been built by the first two films (I couldn't help but think that Frank Miller had a part in the movie's creation). After the dismal ALIEN 3, I was hoping for a better movie in ALIEN RESURRECTION and wasn't too disappointed. I knew that as part of the plot, Ripley had been cloned and unlike some, was not upset by that. Ripley is one tough cookie and though she died a hero's death in ALIEN 3, it's nice to see her get another chance.

I thoroughly enjoyed ALIEN RESURRECTION until the last twenty minutes of the film. Granted the plot was true to the formula of a usual Hollywood sci-fi action flick. Nevertheless, there is a lot that made this film better than the last Alien film. Ripley's back with Alien DNA that gives her some very useful gifts, there are a few interesting twists (what is Winona Ryder's character hiding), and we get to see the Aliens swimming underwater. However, the last twenty minutes of the film ruined all the good points of the movie. I won't give the ending away, but those last twenty minutes turned the film into a live action cartoon. I guess the writers got lazy at the end, giving their job to the special effects people and this is the sfx team's way of getting back (movie- making fact: one great way to ruin any movie is to have cheesy effects, unless of course you're making a cheesy movie).

Overall, ALIEN RESURRECTION is a decent sci-fi film. As part of the Alien franchise, it doesn't compare to the first two films, but brings some hope back into the series after the bleak ALIEN 3.

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