Alien: Resurrection

Alien: Resurrection

Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1997)

104min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

Scientists create a clone of Ripley to get hold of the alien queen growing inside her body and breed a new race of the monsters. However, when the creatures escape and turn on their makers, the new Ripley must lead a smuggling crew caught up in the mayhem to safety. Sci-fi thriller sequel, starring Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder and Ron Perlman.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet
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Other Information

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

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