Serenity = Alien Resurrection 2?

October 2, 2005

You know, it’s not like this guy doesn’t have a point…

was it “alien: resurrection 2” or “alien: resurrections”?

the sequel picks up right afterward – with most of the characters unscathed, the rogueish pirate captain and former military man elgin, his dark-haired and gorgeous love interest, hillard, the plucky tomboyish female mechanic annalee call, the ship’s smart-mouthed pilot vriess, johnner, the rough, tumble and politically incorrect “muscle” and christie (the ship’s other former military crewmember, whose loyalty and strength of character is exemplary – and who is the only black person in the betty)… although, in a major retcon, christie is now a woman and married to vriess, but it works, hey, sometimes they gotta change things around in sequels.

anyway, the crew of the betty now has the genetically-enhanced ripley among them – and she is none too welcome. apprently, the united systems has sent an assassin after her, wanting to possess the superior abilities bred into her by their experiments. not to mention that she is kind of weird and psychotic – and gifted with fighting abilities beyond the wildest dreams of the original ellen ripley.

…I just hadn’ t really thought it through (although it did occur to me that the parts of Johnner and Jayne were pretty much interchangable, and I can quite vividly picture Adam Baldwin doing the “I can get you off…” line.) lol…

It’s still all good, and worth going to see; whether you were a Firefly fan, or just a disappointed lover of the Alien franchise. Or anyone else who appreciates a well-crafted action/adventure movie with great writing and superb character work.

Of course, now I have to work out for myself just who’s scarier — Ellen Ripley or River Tam… Admittedly, Ripley did her thing well for a lot of years, but she never pulled off that “I’ll kick you in the back of your head while you grab me from behind” bit of film-fu that River does (it’s in most of the commercials, if you’ve missed it.) I still can’t figure out how she did that; she must have an extra hinge or six in her back…