Film: Alien Resurrection

Opened: November 26, 1997

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman, Gary Dourdan, Michael Wincott, Kim Flowers, Dan Hedaya, J. E. Freeman, Brad Dourif, Raymond Cruz, Leland Orser, Carolyn Campbell, Marlene Bush, David St. James & Tom Woodruff Jr.

In this third sequel to 1979’s Alien, the story becomes so far-fetched and contrived that you’ll wonder who let it come this far and why is Sigourney Weaver still attached?

The United Systems Military clones Ripley (Weaver) 200 years after her death to revive the Alien Queen inside of her so they can breed and study Aliens. When a group of mercenaries discover what is happening, they team up with Ripley to destroy the spaceship before it arrives on Earth.

If this film wasn’t connected to the Alien franchise, it could be an entertaining sci-fi film on its own. However, the outlandish storyline becomes hard to digest. Even Ripley, now a version of her former self, is hard to root for because she’s no longer human.

Final say: At some point, you’ll ask yourself, “Why am I still watching this?” ★★☆☆☆

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