[Bea’s Ranting Reviews] Alien Resurrection [1997] by Bea Harper


Dir.: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Her Grace Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Lord Ron Pearlman and Sir Michael Wincott (always a charismatic mofo)


So yeah. This… oddity happened. This movie has caused quite a stir since its release and it’s easy to see why. It’s a dogs breakfast of fascinating visual flair, over the top and tongue-in-cheek storytelling with shrill stock characters up the whazoo, but at the same time, its’ a bit of a riot to laugh at. Gloopy and incongruous as it may be, I give points to the movie for at least trying to wear a badge of individuality. I also need to give additional credit to the behavior of the Xenomorphs on display. For example, in order to break out, the aliens kill one of their own to do so, they are able to comprehend human interactions through observation and a little more information is revealed about their social strata, namely the method of which they serve their Queen and recognise Ripley 8 as one of their own… the CGI aliens are still pretty crap to look at, though, I won’t lie.


Hahaha, oh lord, this movie. You can’t really be mad at it if you get the jape, but not everybody will get it.


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