Release Date: November 26th, 1997.
Written by: Joss Whedon.
Directed by: John-Pierre Jeunet.
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman, Michael Wincott, Brad Dourif, and Leland Orser.
That's not to say that Resurrection doesn't have its moment's because it does, but it's such a tonal mess that it's hard not to rip on it.
Joss Whedon, who wrote the movie, has not been shy in his criticism of the final thing, bashing the casting, line delivery of the characters,and basically everything else about the movie. He has a point with his criticisms, but his script is to blame for more than a few of them, so really Joss, why are you bitching.
Watching this movie now, it feels like Whedon's TV show Firefly, only with Aliens in it. And that is a mixture that doesn't quite take here.
Alien 3, Ripley has been cloned by a gang of evil space scientists aboard the spaceship Auriga, in hopes of getting their hands on the Alien Queen that she had growing inside of her when she did the swan dive into the molten steel back on Fiorina 161. After a few botched attempts, they finally clone her properly, remove the alien from her chest, and set to using the Alien DNA to perform all kinds of scientific miracles, because they are the perfect organism. They also want an Alien Army, because why wouldn't they?
|THE MONSTER'S MOTHER.|
|IT'S LIKE A PROMO SHOT FROM A TV PILOT.|
|THIS WAS PRETTY MUCH US WATCHING THIS MOVIE.|
Ripley is cool in this movie. She's not really "human" anymore, so she's kind of relaxed and detached from things, and almost nihilistic. She's also way tougher and stronger, which makes her a better ass-kicking machine.
Ron Perlman was great, as he always is, as Johner. Same goes for Brad Dourif, awesome as always, although his was a smaller role. It really sucked that they killed Michael Wincott's character off so soon, because he's so great and underrated, but he was awesome too.
And how long were they under water, swimming, fighting aliens, screaming and struggling, without taking a breath?
It also didn't make very much use of the whole Earth aspect of the flick; ***SPOILER*** When they finally get to Earth, we see that they've landed in Paris, only Paris looks like a destroyed bunch of ruins. I never got the impression that Earth was supposed to be destroyed like that, and maybe that's just something they came up with for this movie, but it begs a lot of questions and leaves us, the Alien fans, wanting.
It's also not a very scary movie, like its predecessors. It focuses much more on quips and action beats, which is really what Joss Whedon does best.
And as good as Wynona Ryder is in general, she was way out of place in this movie.
|THE ALIENS SWIM NOW. OF COURSE THEY DO.|
|WHO DID THIS? AND WHY?!?|
|AND THE ALIENS, AS ALWAYS, ARE COOL.|
|HIGHLIGHT OF THE MOVIE THO.|
Alien: Resurrection is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD.