Jeunet's Sequel Lacks The Suspense And Scares
After my viewing of "Alien³ '" I thought that the franchise couldn't get any worse. The previous movie ended with Ellen Ripley dying, albeit a bad ending, it felt like an actual ending to the series. Now that I have recently watched "Alien: Resurrection ," I am glad that Ridley Scott ended up directing the prequel, " Prometheus. " As unnecessary as this movie was, now I am here to review the overall movie and talk about it's contents. The movie starts by getting right to the overall idea of the movie. You watch as Ellen is being reported in a chamber and you instantly can tell where the movie is going. Franchises like "Friday the 13th", "Halloween", and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" have already done this concept to death. It's the famous revival story that every horror movie eventually becomes. After Ellen's rebirth, you realize that she isn't acting normally. Right into the violence territory the movie goes. Ellen's DNA fused with some of a Xenomorph's creates a creature you don't want to mess with. Ellen beats up some of the people aboard the ship. Throughout the movie, there are multiple scenes of graphic violence. Both humans and Xenomorphs are killed off in some of the most disgusting ways. One guy gets a piece of his head ripped off and he shows it to the screen. Another death involves a man having his chest burst open. Other than those scenes most of the deaths are off-screen. Another gross scene shows a bunch of test tubes filled with people that got their DNA mixed up with a Xenomorph. A few of the people in the test tubes are shown nude. Ellen's mutated breast can easily be seen in a shot for a little while. A couple other scenes of sexual tension play throughout the movie. In another scene towards the end two men are shown kissing, and it's gross because one of them is presumed to be dead. Other than the graphic violence and the sexual nature of the movie, is the moderate amount of language. There are multiple uses of the words f--k, sh-t, -ss, and godd-mn throughout the movie. The one thing that I can say that I actually like about this movie is how all the language, sex, and violence seems to be toned down a bit. Despite that nice tone change I was actually surprised by how much the movie had failed. The whole movie had a stellar cast, interesting concept, and a soon-to-be great director. It was really a shame at how bad the movie was. The movie felt rushed, and in the end was worse than the previous movie in the franchise. I give this movie a one and a half star rating, which still rounds up to two stars. Despite the garbage that this movie gave everybody, I am still looking forward to the next movie where Ridley Scott is back as the director. This movie may have been able to revive Ellen Ripley, but it hasn't been able to revive my love for the franchise yet.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking