(This review may contain spoilers).
The only film in the Alien franchise I really didn’t like was the third one… but Alien Resurrection is probably my favourite of the series, closely followed by the second Alien movie.
I liked the way this film provided an explanation for Ripley being alive in this film. Even if cloning is a plot device that has been used multiple times, I still found it quite intriguing to see the way Ripley’s character grew and evolved in this movie.
I can’t really remember the first time I saw one of the Alien movies, but I think Sigourney Weaver did a really good job in this movie. For a lot of it, I was wondering if she was going to turn out to be a good character or a bad one. I felt she evolved even more during the course of the movie.
My favourite character in this was probably Call, though. I found her to be really fascinating and out of all of them, she was probably the most heroic. I did notice, however, that many of the other characters seemed to evolve over the course of the movie.
There were some really gruesome parts to this film, I felt. The aliens were suitably creepy, but there was one I kind of felt sorry for… even if it was especially vicious.
The action parts in this film were good and it was also nice to see hints of the characters working together before the ship became a battleground. I recognised quite a few actors in this film and I felt they really played well off each other.
There were some surprises in this movie and it kept me entertained while I was watching it. The danger the characters were in felt real and I felt there were some really good camera shots. This is a film I have watched a few times and would probably watch again… but it’s definitely not for anyone who’s squeamish.