Saturday, 6 July 2013
Alien: Resurrection (4½ Stars)
So what happened here? After watching "Alien 3" you must have thought the story of the Aliens (with a capital A) was over. Ellen Ripley committed suicide to kill the Queen Alien growing inside her chest, making a neat end to the trilogy. Yet now they're back. The Aliens have been brought back from the dead, and so has Ripley.
The story takes place 200 years later. Mankind has made great scientific advances without learning the need for caution. Having heard about the Aliens of the past, the United Systems Military thinks that if they resurrect them they can use the Aliens for medical research. To do this, they regenerate Ripley and the Queen growing within her from blood that has been stored since her suicide. The Queen is resurrected normally, but Ripley is no longer fully human, because her DNA has been mixed with that of the Queen. Ripley tries to warn the USM of their mistake, but instead of being cautious they breed another 12 Aliens from the Queen.
This is a good film, which once more neatly closes the Aliens saga. But please, let the story rest now, we don't want any more films!
Oops... what did you say? I'm too late with my warning? They already made "Alien vs Predator"?