Alien: Resurrection (1997)

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200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone. Along with a crew of space pirates, she must again battle the deadly aliens and stop them from reaching Earth.


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17 October 2001 | bob the moo
Did we need a fouth?
Following the disappointment of alien3's performance and the death of Ripley, it was thought that the alien franchise was finished, going out on a high - the completion of the films and Ripley, with Ripley dying in the struggle to kill the alien that had become her whole life.

Once the potential earnings had been calculated, it probably didn't take very long to decide to piece together a sequel. This was always going to be messy - can you do an Alien movie without Weaver? How can you bring your main character back to life? Alien v's Predator anyone?! Once they pieced together a script and got Weaver on board it was all set to go.

Let me lay my cards on the table - I don't like this film. Yes, the direction is brilliant visually with some great set pieces. The story is good for some of the film, turning the conspiracy story up to 10 with aliens being bred in captivity, but after the aliens get out the story is mostly a chase and kill deal and then goes onto some nonsense about a new breed of alien that looks like milky bars!

Apart from the visuals and the conspiracy angle this is pretty ordinary stuff, it doesn't deserve to be part of such a classic series. As a stand alone film it is OK but an Alien movie can't be just OK. The performances are so-so, Weaver enjoys the fact that her character is allowed to be more powerful than usual but this doesn't actually make it a better performance, the fact that Jeunet fills the film with the French actors from his other films makes it slightly more interesting but no less average.

Just because Jeunet put the guns back into the Alien series doesn't make it good. There isn't anywhere near the tension of the other movies and there's certainly no horror. A good sci-fi movie but it could be any movies, there's nothing that really means it could only be an Alien movie here.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Elgyn's spoken landing code for the Auriga is; "EA-TM-E."


Quotes

Ripley: My mommy always said there were no monsters. No real ones. But there are.


Goofs

(at around 1h 27 mins) When Ripley awakens in the Alien nest, the shot opens with one of the scientists speaking about evolution. Despite the speech delivered in his voice, the actor seems to just be making random movements with his mouth, as if he is literally saying "Blah blah blah".


Crazy Credits

Many of the creature effects casting and mold making crew. Some long standing, heavily contributing members, were omitted from the credits. Supposedly due to budget concerns.


Alternate Versions

The Indian Censor Board (CBFC)...

  • Deleted the scene Heroine operation doing by scientist and removing small species from her worm.
  • Deleted the scene Doctor checked a woman and man coming to the room.
  • Deleted the scene Bomb blast in space ship.
  • Deleted the scene a man are seating on wheel chair and man are talking to woman.
  • Deleted the scene five six soldiers are sleeping on stretcher and scientist operating them. There scientists are standing in room in a glass chamber man and species together.
  • Deleted the scene man and woman fighting.
  • Deleted the scene woman is massage by man.
  • Deleted the scene a scientist operating an spices and teasing in
  • Deleted the scene two women are discussing.
  • Deleted the scene hero and villain are fighting, species are fighting.
  • Deleted the scene species are killing a man.
  • Deleted the scene soldiers are collecting the weapons.
  • Deleted the scene seating on wheelchair man firing on species.
  • Deleted the scene species are killing two man. Commander throws hand grenade in space ship and blast ship.
  • Deleted the scene a woman are firing on species.
  • Deleted the scene heroine firing to glass chambers and kills her friend.
  • Deleted the scene heroine and soldiers are coming in the room, all mans are dead.
  • Deleted the scene heroine and soldiers are trap to species.
  • Deleted the scene species attack on face of the heroine.
  • Deleted the scene species attacks on soldier another soldiers fires on species and it.
  • Deleted the scene two women are discussing.
  • Deleted the scene two women are discussing.
  • Deleted the scene two women are discussing.
  • Deleted the scene heroine hits to villain.
  • Deleted the scene heroine are sleeping on species.
  • Deleted the scene heroine and species are together.
  • Deleted the scene two mans are walking and man injured by bullet.
  • Deleted the scene man are falling down
  • Deleted the scene species loving the heroine, born species kills Soldier.
  • Deleted the scene species shut the door with women soldier.
  • Deleted the scene species attacking women another soldier divert its attention.
  • Deleted the scene species killed a man, and try to kill women.
  • Deleted the scene heroine attract species and brakes the glass to kill species...
...for a U/A certificate for TV viewing.


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Ripley's Theme
Composed by
Jerry Goldsmith

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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