As many things as Resurrection gave me to groan about, the swimming aliens weren’t one of them. Love. Who doesn’t need this in their house?
I don’t. I don’t not need this in my house.
Vriess (Dominique Pinon), Alien: Resurrection, 1997
Alien: Resurrection Ripley wardrobe concept
Metal Alien: Resurrection Warrior
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Alien: Resurrection, 1997
Concept art for queen, Alien: Resurrection
from Den Beauvais Studio
Winona Ryder behind-the-scenes on Alien: Resurrection, 1997
Alien is the best in terms of genre-influencing originality in set & costume design and script. Aliens is the best in terms of fun action and expanding the mythos. Resurrection met my expectations; it is interesting, but nothing mind-blowing (but I hate the newborn). It does the best job of exploring the evil of the franchise’s main villain, The Company, albeit in a somewhat melodramatic way.
Alien3 is the only movie that I would say disappointed me, in that it seemed to fall short of its potential. I wish it had more positive continuity with Aliens, and had developed the mythos more.
I won’t even comment on AVP and AVP:R; they’re like the new Star Trek movie in that they are just regular action flicks that attempt to bring in extra box-office dollars by utilizing characters that have an existing fan-base, but other than that have no relation to the franchise. Still, they have aliens and predators and so I watch them!
Thanks for the question!