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Dr. Hollander, a scientist, takes his niece Miranda to Mexico in an attempt to reverse the effects of the alien DNA he used to create her. However the treatment goes horribly wrong, and it sets Miranda on a killing spree as she sets out to find a mate. Written by
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The scientist Hollander has got a beautiful niece, a very intelligent girl named Miranda (Helena Mattson) who starts teaching at university while she still is rather young. But when she becomes ill, Hollander reveals he's not her uncle and takes her to a lab in Mexico because that's where she was created - from alien DNA. The revelation of her origin is shocking, and Miranda starts to ask questions about ethics which are difficult to answer. Helena Mattson clearly is the most talented actress among the female aliens of the series (Henstridge may have more charisma, but not as much versatility), because in these scenes Mattson is very believably moving from shock to guilt - and onwards to the inhuman superiority of a higher developed species.
If this had been shot in the 1950s, it probably would have been entitled "I Walked With A Teenage Alien". I had low expectations, since the same franchise was being exploited for the 4th time, but the movie manages to be creative enough to put its own stamp on the saga. In the second half of the movie, the makers give in to the expectations of the audience with more fights (including a spectacular alien vs alien death-match), but until then, it was really clever, playing more than its predecessors with the idea of "shall we do that just because it can be done?". Somehow the religious symbolism didn't fit in - the Mexican alien is disguised as a nun and hit by a huge cross once - because aliens obviously have no connexion to earthly traditions like that. That's more for "The Omen", "The Exorcist" and such like. I voted 8/5/6/7 for the 4 parts of the series, which means: if you know only the original, but none of the sequels, I recommend you try at least this one.
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