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200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/Alien hybrid clone who must continue her war against the Aliens.

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Storyline

200 years after the conclusion of Alien 3, the company is able to resurrect Ripley through the process of cloning and the scientists successfully take the Queen Alien out of her. But, Ripley's DNA gets mixed up with the Queen's and she begins to develop certain alien characteristics. The scientists begin breeding the aliens, but they later escape. Soon the Xeno-morphs are running amok on the ship, which is on course to earth. The Queen then gives birth to a deadly new breed of alien, which could spell disaster for the entire human race. It's up to Ripley and a band of space pirates to stop the ship before it reaches earth. Written by Andrew Kasch <akasch@Chattanooga.net>

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Rated R for strong sci-fi violence and gore, some grotesque images, and for language | See all certifications »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£172,220 (UK) (2 January 1998)

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$47,748,610 (USA) (13 February 1998)
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Writer Joss Whedon wrote Christie's character with Yun-Fat Chow in mind. Yun-Fat's manager and producer Terence Chang turned down the role for him. See more »

Goofs

The look of the legs does not correspond between the practical and computer-generated Aliens; the CG ones have an extra joint at the ankle, while the practical Alien shot by Vriess is shown with human looking ankles (i.e. without an extra joint) as it is seen crouched on the grate from below. Also, it lacks the long toes of the CG Aliens, instead having more human-like feet. See more »

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Ripley: [voiceover] My mommy always said there were no monsters. No real ones. But there are.
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Many of the creature effects casting and mold making crew. Some long standing, heavily contributing members, were omitted from the credits. Supposedly due to budget concerns. See more »

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It might disappoint you and here's why...
29 September 2005 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

The first three Alien films have a unique kind of "magic" about them that I think make up the ideal Alien experience.

It is the "ALIEN" atmosphere: The first three films depict a very real world around a mysterious and terrifying ALIEN creature that you feared along with the well developed characters.

Alien Resurrection has a very different flavor. Although it has some serious moments, there are several areas of this film that are out-of-place in both the film and the saga: Alien Resurrection has a number of humorous scenes which I feel take away from the above described overall ALIEN experience. The director goes straight into the action very quickly in this film so the only well developed character is Ripley. I think that the Alien creature loses a lot of its majesty in this film mostly because of these two critical factors.

It is still a must-see film for any Alien fan. It is full of strong cinematic sequences that resonate in your head long after the film is over.

But go in expecting something different.

Enjoy!


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