With Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon, Michael Wincott, Brad Dourif
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

The doubts were running high when the struggle to get a script and director for the fourth
Alien didn't go as smoothly in the wake of the last disappointment. Some even wondered whether they should've attempted another one. But, making money is always more important than maybe destroying the mystique a film holds for fans. With the seemingly irreversible ending of Alien 3, the writers make the justification an acceptable one (only just). It is 200 years after the third film. Ripley and a motley crew of spacedogs have to face off with the universe's most fierce creature. One of the best choices the producers made was to get French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (of Delicatessen and City Of Lost Children fame). The diversion from an American point of view and style was essential to keep it alive. If you're a real fan, then obtaining the Alien Quadrilogy DVD box-set would be the ultimate goal - it contains each of the four movies, plus four discs of extras.

4 / A
- PB

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A - B
- C

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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