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The Rebirth of “Alien: Resurrection”

Alien_resurrectionMany people have dreamed of being brought back to life hundreds of years after dying. Let’s be honest, it would be pretty cool. That is, unless you were to discover upon awaking that you were now a half-human/half-alien clone created by scientists, and to save all of humanity you had to fight an army of huge, disgusting extraterrestrial creatures—the very ones that tormented you for three straight movies. But those are the unfortunate cards dealt to Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) when she is reborn 200 years into the future in Alien: Resurrection.

The classic Alien (1979), directed by Ridley Scott, and its sequel Aliens (1986), directed by James Cameron, are permanent fixtures in the sci-fi canon. Admittedly, the fourth installment in the series can’t measure up to those two but there’s plenty of fast-paced action and the newborn monster is, if possible, creepier than ever. Plus, there’s a new character named Call (Winona Ryder) whose harboring a surprising secret. (No, it’s not kleptomania.)

Alien: Resurrection plays tonight on AMC at 11 p.m. EST | 10 C.

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