Year Released: 1997
Main Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Brad Dourif, Ron Perlman
Last watched: October 2014
Review Date: December 2014
Number Watches: 3ish
Format Watched: DVD
Better than the third one but still not great. I like Sigourney giving this one a go as she looks fantastic and well fit. Not as cute-fit as she did in the first but more fit-fit. Don’t really know why Winona was chosen rather than an unknown as she brings a lot of non-horror to the role and I didn’t like that.
Still, this is a well made movie and Winona and the others put in good performances around what is really about Sigourney and the baddies, i.e. the aliens. Not so much horror as a chase-em-up that you kinda know and love already. More of the same? Yeah, pretty much. Good though.
Quadrilogy Box Set: I eventually got through the four films and was happy I did as it puts them all in perspective: First is good, second is good but more fight than fright, thirds should be erased, fourth is what the third should have been but is still only good. The bonus disc and extras are quite extensive and it’s good to see people like Bill Paxton talking sensibly about how the films changed their careers and not getting all precious about the idea of a scifi movie rather than a big Oscar winning drama being pivotal. Loads on the costumes, sets, ideas and concepts and a whole bunch of strange comic related things that I found a bit boring but were included as extra to the extras so, hey, not a big deal.
No and I have the boxset and want to remove this one from it.
Watch if on TV?
No. You could be better off picking your toenails.
Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Avoid like the mouldy, messy left overs from a good meal.