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Alien Resurrection

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

(spoiler-free movie review)

In my opinion, Alien Resurrection is the worst film in the franchise. Is it terrible? Not really. There’s actually a few very interesting aspects to this movie. Some of the gore and creature effects are well done(although often more funny than scary). Sigourney Weaver gives a good performance and a few of the supporting actors shine in their roles.

– Ripley showing off her basketball skills in Alien Resurrection.

Unfortunately, the flaws outweigh the strengths, which makes this a difficult film to recommend.

The most glaring issue is that this movie has a problem establishing it’s tone. Is it a comedy? Horror movie? Both?! The writing by Joss Whedon, who’s scripts I typically enjoy, doesn’t mesh well with an Alien movie. At times the dialogue was even juvenile and eye-roll inducing. In addition, most of the characters are one-dimensional and lack any depth. I never felt connected to them(or their backstory) and as a result, while the events of the movie began to unfold, I wasn’t invested in the journey.

All these factors culminate to create a movie that feels out of place within the franchise and is sub-par compared to the rest of the Alien films.

My Rating: 2.5 of 5 Stars


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