Alien: Resurrection

  • 18
  • Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1997)
  • US
  • 104 min
Alien: Resurrection
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

This enticing helter-skelter ride through space-opera clich├ęs cleverly conceals the fact that there really isn't anything new of note here, just neat tangents off the basic Alien concept, as nasty extraterrestrials relentlessly stalk their human prey through a deserted spaceship. Sigourney Weaver's Ripley is cloned 200 years after the action of Alien┬│ because she's carrying an alien queen foetus. French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet's shock thrill-ride does showcase some scintillating set pieces such as an underwater battle and a gallery of grotesque clones-gone-wrong. It's tense, mordantly funny, very graphic and bloody, while Weaver is on great form as the clone with some interesting alien influences on her personality.

Plot Summary

Science-fiction action thriller starring Sigourney Weaver and Winona Ryder. Two hundred years after sacrificing her life to eliminate the alien species, Ripley is cloned by scientists in order to revive the deadly xenomorphs for government use. When the new breed of alien breaks out of its space-ship captivity, Ripley is forced to help the crew escape and stop the vessel reaching Earth with its lethal cargo.

Cast and crew

Cast

Ripley
Sigourney Weaver
Call
Winona Ryder
Vriess
Dominique Pinon
Johner
Ron Perlman
Christie
Gary Dourdan
Elgyn
Michael Wincott
Hillard
Kim Flowers
General Perez
Dan Hedaya
Dr Wren
J E Freeman
Gediman
Brad Dourif
Distephano
Raymond Cruz
Purvis
Leland Orser

Crew

Director
Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama

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