By trying to be the most crowd-pleasing Hollywood film of the entire series it also fails miserably and having any horror or tension in the film. The ending is also extremely anti-climatic. Some enormous plot holes also don't help. There is also a new Alien design that have human DNA in it that is so laughably bad that it almost makes me want to wipe the entire film out of my memory. Luckily the cast is good.
Tonally the worst of the first four movies, ALIEN: RESURRECTION is still way more inventive than Fincher's nasty ALIEN3. In fact, there's a perverse joy in seeing the uber-serious Alien universe destroyed by buffoonery—Dan Hedaya is a hoot! The script or its interpretation or both are untenable. But Khondji's cinematography deserves huge praise (if Francis Bacon ever saw this, he'd laugh; but also silently approve).
Jeunet, comme Cameron, élargit le mythe Alien, mais à la différence des gros sabots de l'Américain, en lui donnant du style. Ripley prend une dimension qui la transcende, devient légende. L'horreur a certes disparu au profit d'une narration plus complexe, plus philosophique... et bien plus élaborée cinématographiquement. On peut regretter la simplicité, reste qu'il se passe quelque chose.
Although, I give the same three-stars rating, I must say that Alien: Resurrection is slightly better than Alien 3. "Resurrection" is a fun mindless-action, exciting, and highly entertaining movie. This is the best movie in the franchise after Alien and Aliens. Sigourney Weaver still bad-ass like before. Not to mention Winona Ryder as the second heroine. One of the entertaining series in the saga. It's worth to watch!