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Some people might punch mefor the two sentencs I'm abut to type. I don't really like the Alien films. Alien Resurrection was My favorite.
both were pretty bad compared to the first two, but Alien 3 did give us David Fincher
i love Alien and Aliens so much. i just pretend these two don't exist. choosing between them,,,agh who cares?
Wow, maddhatter, that's bold. Good on ya. Me, I love the Alien franchise. I even like Resurrection. But I prefer Alien 3 for the fascinating look at the budding genius that was David Fincher, hampered by massive studio interference. Perhaps Resurrection is a more fun movie, but Alien 3 fascinates me. (For the record: Aliens > Alien > Alien 3 > Alien Resurrection.)
Yes I too love the Alien movies. Sigourney Weaver is a great actress. Though I do prefer Alien 3 over Alien Resurrection. Mainly because the fourth movie was a bit of a streach of a story. To me I thought the third movie pretty much wrapped everything up, but I guess that is HollyWood for you.
Two bad sequels to two great first films. Alien 3 was so disappointing that I'm actually tempted to choose Resurrection here.
After Alien 3 the series needed Resurrection.
Turd Sandwich vs Giant Douche.
I only recently watched the four Aliens movies. This week, in fact. I may have liked Alien Resurrection if it were a stand alone non-Alien franchise movie. But as part of the Aliens universe, I felt it was the weakest of the four movies. By far.
Two underrated movies that arguably would have been better off had they not been linked to the previos two movies (which are certainly superior). Resurrection really doesn't feel like an Alien movie at all, though, and Alien 3 does LOOK great. So I'll give the nod to Fincher here.
Resurrection has more story and better production values than Alien 3, which was the worst of the four, so far.
I thought that Resurrection truly was the worst Alien film out of the 4. Alien 3 is decent but it isn't as bad as Resurrection.
After enjoying Alien and Aliens, I feel bad saying that I didn't like Alien 3. While I agree that Alien Resurrection may not feel like that "proper" sequel that everyone else mentions they want, I feel like it was a better one than Alien 3.
It's not the popular opinion, but Alien3 is definitely ahead of its sequel. Both films have visionary artists at their helms, both took the characters to unfamiliar places with new rules. Both have very strong casts. But Alien3 feels like a proper ending, and Alien Resurrection feels like a violation of a rebirth (which is fitting, in a way, considering its script). Resurrection also ends up being less artistic and more Hollywood than its pedigree would have suggested. My vote goes to Alien3-- especially the extended DVD cut.
It's all well and good that Alien 3 gave us David Fincher and whatnot, but the sets are drab and many of the characters are interchangeable, with the exception of one who is killed off FAR too early. You can't expect Fincher to deliver a good movie when he's having to rewrite the script as he was shooting and that's what stands out the most - the painful story and script. The inmates suddenly become spectacularly profane in the second half, we spend twenty minutes running through stale corridors and that ending... that awful Theatrical Cut ending! It's true that the Director's Cut is significantly better, but Alien Resurrection is way, way ahead of Alien 3. Resurrection took the series in a completely different direction, which is what it needed and what Fincher tried to do. He wasn't allowed to do it; Jeunet was. It's that simple. Is it Fincher's fault that Alien 3 was bad? Nope. But does that mean it's a good movie? Absolutely not.
Alien 3 is better. It is so entertaining and I love to see how they survive, the extended 2 and a half hour one is so much more engaging, especially in Blu Ray.
If don't feel good with the direction that "Prometheus" shifted the Alien Franchise,re-watch those movies ,please.
Alien 3 any day. It's not as bad as everyone makes it out to be in my opinion. It's no masterpiece by any means, but it beats Resurrection any day! :P
The Xenomorph comes from a dog? I'll take it! At least it's better than the weird baby thing at the end of Resurrection.
resurrection is quite cool, alien 3 was a misstep in every way
I saw these when they came out and haven't seen them since. I don't remember them at all, I just remember thinking they were shit. So here's what I recall of their plots. Alien 3: Sigourney Weaver gets trapped in a bunch of green metal tubes with a very unfortunate looking CGI alien that runs on the ceiling. There are a bunch of Australian or British guys for some reason. Alien Resurrection: Sigourney Weaver gets trapped in a bunch of orange/pink metal tubes, and now she's an X-Man or something. She meets Gary Busey's son for some reason. She's really good at basketball. The latter one sounds more interesting in hindsight, so I guess I'll go with that.