How I Think Alien Resurrection Should Have Ended

I’m not crazy about Alien Resurrection, but I hate Alien3 more. This is what I think should’ve happened at the end of the movie. Let’s take out that stupid Newborn thing, that was an abomination. This is what I had in mind.

Ripley #8 is taken by the Aliens into the nest. She awakens to see herself surrounded by Aliens and the Queen at her egg sack. She also finds Dr. Gediman strapped to the wall. But the Aliens don’t attack, they just stand there. One Alien gets close to her and rubs its head against her forehead. Gediman explains that since she carries their blood they consider her one of them. Ripley starts to pet one of them like it were a dog. It extends its tongue, she grabs it and rips it out saying that she is not one of them, that she chooses to hold onto her humanity. The Aliens begin to attack, when she pulls out a grenade and presses the button, if she lets go they all go up. She backs away, walks over to Gediman, puts it in his hand telling him “don’t let go”, and she takes off running. Then Gediman lets go of the grenade and it explodes. The Queen gets pissed and escapes.

Ripley makes it to the Betty, but she couldn’t close the hatch, she tells them that she couldn’t close the hatch so Call goes back to close, only to run into the Queen. I know, it’s been done, but it sure is better than the Newborn. The Queen closes the hatch and tries to kill Call. When Distephano comes in and the Queen bites his head off, which a Queen has never done before in the Alien franchise. As the Betty flies into the atmosphere, the Queen is about to kill Call, when Ripley arrives, the Queen is hypnotized by her, because Ripley gave birth to her. Then Ripley does the thing where she burns a hole in the window and the Queen gets sucked out.

I think I would’ve been cooler. I like the idea that Ripley chooses between her instincts and her humanity.

Alien3 Reboot

This is something I’ve been wanting to post and questioning whether or not to post it.

I’m a huge fan of Ridley Scott’s Alien and James Cameron’s Aliens, mostly Aliens. I can’t stand Alien3, it ticks me off that after everything Ripley went through in Aliens was all a waste in the first five minutes 3. Resurrection wasn’t any better, at least it didn’t kill off great characters in the first five minutes making everything the heroes went through in the previous film all for nothing. Ever since 3, the series has been going down hill, the only film that was an improvement was Prometheus, but not by very much because of all it’s huge plot holes.

I feel the only way to reinvent the Aliens series is do what many movies have done before with one simple word, “retcon.” Simply make a straight sequel to Alien and Aliens and retcon 3 and 4 like they never happened. They could even bring back the original cast like Weaver, Biehn, maybe Henricksen, and they could bring a new actress to play Newt all grown up (since Carrie Henn is retired). I always thought it would’ve been great to do a whole Aliens story maybe franchise centered around Newt as a grown up.

Which has been done before, prior to the release of Alien3 Dark Horse wrote an Aliens comic book trilogy centered around Newt all grown up written by TV writer/producer Mark Verhieden. It was a good series, I enjoyed it. Unfortunately after the release of 3, Fox reprinted the books with different names, Newt became Billie, Hicks became Wilks, and in the Steve Perry adaptations Ripley became a droid. COP-OUT!!! I have the original comics before the reprint, they are prized possessions of mine.

Movies have done this before, both Prometheus and Predators ignored the Aliens vs. Predator movies like they never even happened. Superman Returns was a direct sequel to the original Superman 1 and 2 and retconed 3 and 4. Halloween: H20 was a direct sequel Halloween 1 and 2 and retconed 4-6, course 3 was a different kettle of fish. Just recently, Texas Chainsaw (3D) was a direct sequel to the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre and ignored 2 and 3. If these movies can do it, why not Aliens?

They could really bring a new actress to carry on the Aliens legacy with Newt and Michael Biehn and Sigourney Weaver could return as supporting characters.

Well, that’s my idea. I’m very passionate about this idea, I even wrote my own stories as a hobby, even made photoshop fan art of my stories. I really miss the Xenomorphs on screen and I feel they bring back these characters as if 3 and 4 never happen to usher in a new Aliens franchise for a new generation.