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“Alien Resurrection” is a 1997 American science-fiction horror film directed by and written by Joss Whedon. The movie is the fourth installment in the “Alien” film series and stars , , , and Dominique Pinon. The movie has a runtime of 116 minutes and is rated R for strong sci-fi/horror violence and gore, language, and some sexuality/nudity.


The movie is set 200 years after the events of “Alien 3” and follows the story of Ellen Ripley (), who has been cloned and brought back to life with an alien queen embryo growing inside her. Ripley teams up with a group of mercenaries and scientists to try and contain the alien threat and prevent them from reaching Earth. However, the aliens are evolving and becoming smarter, making the mission even more challenging.


“Alien Resurrection” is a mixed bag of a movie, with some impressive visuals and action sequences but an overall weak plot and characterization. The movie's attempts at humor and quirky characters feel out of place in the dark and tense world of the “Alien” franchise. However, the film does have some memorable moments, particularly the underwater chase scene and the showdown between Ripley and the alien queen. The movie also features solid performances by the cast, with once again shining as Ripley. Overall, while “Alien Resurrection” is not the strongest entry in the franchise, it still has some entertainment value for fans of the series.


The movie was not nominated for any major awards.

Directed by
Produced by Gordon Carroll David Giler Walter Hill Bill Badalato
Written by Joss Whedon
Based on Characters
by Dan O'BannonRonald Shusett
Starring , , , , , , ,
Music by John Frizzell
Cinematography Darius Khondji
Edited by Hervé Schneid
20th Century Fox Brandywine Productions
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date November 26, 1997
Running time 109 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $70 million
Box office $161.4 million

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