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Alien Resurrection

  R HD Closed Captioning

Jean-Pierre Jeunet

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Plot Summary

200 years after her last adventure, a group of scientists has cloned Lt. Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), along with the alien queen inside her, hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the resurrected Ripley is full of surprises for her resurrectors--as are the aliens they've attempted to imprison. To combat the creatures, Ripley must team up with a band of smugglers, including an advanced female android named Call (Winona Ryder), to combat the rampaging aliens in a lab ship hurtling toward Earth.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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54%
  • Reviews Counted: 71
  • Fresh: 38
  • Rotten: 33
  • Average Rating: 5.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The filmmaker's ghoulishly fecund imagination makes this tale murky that even the screen's toughest woman warrior remains largely stuck in the mud. – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Less frightening, but as much fun as ever. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: If you need to read a review to decide if you want to see "Alien Resurrection," you absolutely shouldn't be going. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Jan 22, 2006

Fresh: Weaver obviously relishes playing this feral, sarcastic new Ripley, and her pleasure is infectious. – Laura Miller, Salon.com, Mar 7, 2001

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Customer Reviews

okay

1000000 times better than the third, but not as good as 2 or 1.

Alien Resurrection

This is only marginally better than the Aliens vs. Predator films. It's an Alien film that lacks any thrills, offers only frills and barely creative kills. It goes astray with being created, as Ripley was killed off in the previous installment. The idea that she was brought back by cloning is just... Beyond comprehension. So, she was cloned. Once you're past the anger about that fact, now you can focus your anger on another lack of logic: the surprise that the aliens have escaped and run amok. That the scientists are surprised, characters of supposedly immense intelligence (and little wisdom), to find that the aliens are capable of planning and working together to fullfill their purpose: killing humans. This is done in many ways, the most creative being freezing a soldier stupid enough to walk into their holding cell, the less creative being... Well, the same ways characters have been killed in Alien and Alien 3. I seem to have forgotten... Wasn't their goal, when a queen existed, to take victims to be implanted? Killing soldiers, a good amount of soldiers at that, is basically diminishing future populations. No, these creatures are far more intelligent than wiping the soldiers out. This script just requires them to kill for the sake of gory and graphic violence. True, scientists are used as hosts, but... It's just angering how the aliens have turned from calculating inhuman monsters to simple slashers. And yes, I appreciated the third entry, which fell into the same pit by turning its monster into a slasher, but it was saved by the brilliant set design and the moods it created, and also the brilliant direction by David Fincher. Also, the kills, which were extremely violent, were creative because they didn't replicate the kills in the film before. This film offers nothing of the sort. The one thing I did like about this film was the human pirating, which offered a few interesting scenes in which one of the piratees meets the pirates. The rest of the movie, as I said before, is a film that lacks any thrills, offers only frills and mostly boring kills. An awful direction for a series that worked well as a trilogy.

Not Bad

Not nearly as good as the first three masterpieces, but it was interesting. I am disappointed that all of the Alien films are only rental on iTunes. I really wish to own them.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 1997

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