Beautiful Black Sheep: Top 5 Underrated Horror Franchise Outcasts

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4. Alien: Resurrection

Perhaps the most forgotten film in the Alien series is the fourth one from 1997, Alien: Resurrection. After [SPOILER ALERT!] Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) was killed in 1992’s Alien 3, it seemed that the franchise was over for good. So for some fans of the series such as myself, it was exciting when the news first broke that a new film was on the way back in the mid 1990s.

In this sequel set 200 years after Alien 3, Ripley is resurrected as “Ripley 8”, a clone made with the real Ripley’s DNA. She also has Xenomorph DNA in her as well, giving her acidic blood and superhuman strength. When the aliens on their spaceship inevitably break loose, Ripley 8 and a group of mercenaries do their best to stop them from reaching planet Earth.

Most of the time when I hear fans even mention this movie, it’s pretty negative. I can’t tell you how many times I heard people say this movie sucks. Even its screenwriter, the talented Joss Whedon, wasn’t satisfied at all with the film, calling it “almost unwatchable.”

Personally I think the film is a lot of fun. I love the addition of Winona Ryder’s character Annalee Call, and though it isn’t technically Ripley, I loved seeing Sigourney Weaver back as well. Though I will admit that it’s not quite as classic as the first two flicks, it’s firmly right there in the #3 spot, above all the others. And that includes PrometheusCovenant, and the Predator crossovers.