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Alien Resurrection

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Sigourney Weaver, Alien: Resurrection

Alien: Resurrection

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Winona Ryder, Sigourney Weaver, Gary Dourdan, Ron Perlman
director:
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
genre:
Horror, ActionAdventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a B+

By rocketing ahead 200 years from Alien3 to create an Ellen Ripley reconstructed (she was dead, remember?) through a mix of human and alien DNA, this highly satisfying fourth encounter with the Horrifying Other branches out in a fresh, millennium-sensitive direction: We have met the alien, and they is us. Naturally, there are various visually elegant high-tension confrontations between humans and gooey monsters. And Sigourney Weaver still owns the show, striding through the carnage with supreme confidence and keeping new cast members (including Winona Ryder as a bratty onboard mechanic) in their places.

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