Jan 07

Alien???, Alien2???, Alien3??,Alien Resurrection?? starring Sigourney Weaver

Actually, I’m being a touch kind about my rating, but the graphics were fairly decent, so an extra star is given. It seems like this series should have stopped with the first, as each episode was increasingly poor quality. In particular, the plots were very contrived, if not disjointed or just plain silly. The acting was particularly horrid, and I got rather tired of highly masculinized females running around like paramilitary militia with oversized weapons that were larger than they were. Character development was shoddy, including with Sigourney herself, so that when she “sacrificed” herself at the end of the third episode, there really wasn’t a feeling of regret. When she returns in the fourth installment, it’s almost a let-down. Each episode shows increasingly bad language, unnecessarily so, and increasing sexual innuendoes, which don’t contribute to the plot. From the first episode, people rarely ever spoke to each other, but usually yelled at each other. Most of the men were portrayed as either idiots or evil, while the women were caring or lesbian, as seen in the past episode. I saw parts I and II about 30 years ago when they first came out, and was quite disappointed to imagine that I actually liked those films at that time. I guess a touch of maturity also gives discernment. These films are not worth renting nor watching—don’t waste your time on them.

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