Alien(TM): Resurrection Mass Market Paperback – Dec 1 1997
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About the Author
A.C. Crispin was the New York Times bestselling author of 24 novels, including tie-ins to Star Trek, Star Wars, V and Pirates of the Caribbean. In 2013, she was named a Grandmaster of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. --This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
A.C. Crispin makes a sincere effort with "Alien Resurrection", and it doesn't read too badly. It does fall short of a real novel in it's dramatic structure and characterization. She makes a token attempt to fill in backgrounds, even first names, for characters who in the film often are killed off before we get a chance to know them. (Personally, I think this is a flaw in the movie, as we can't possibly care about the death of a character we have barely been introduced to.)
Since the novelization came out at virtually the same time as the film was released, I am guessing that it had to be written before viewing the finished film and that it is largely based on older versions of the script and maybe rough cuts of the movie. There are numerous deviations from the finished film, none of them cosmically important but if you enjoy certain bits of dialogue -- especially some of the very humorous throw-away lines -- it is disconcerting to see them stated differently or clipped or just dropped entirely.
What I was hoping for WAS that the novelization would fill in some of the critical information gaps in the film -- especially Call's motivation in joining the smuggler crew of the Betty and heading out to the Auriga to destroy the alien breeding experiment. This is confusingly told in the film.Read more ›
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After seeing the movie, I didn't know if I could bring myself to read this book. All those flawed places, complete with a flawed ending, really left a person wanting. Read morePublished on March 15 2002 by TorridlyBoredShopper
I have to agree with the majority of the people.This is an excellent book.My goodness it tops the movie 100%.To be in the minds of the aliens was chilling. Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2000
Talk about making the best of a bad job! This book is definitely - no offence to the scriptwriter, Joss Whedon - an improvement on the screenplay. Read morePublished on Jan. 25 1999
I loved the movie, and the book is even better. It gives us a more indepth view of the characters, by getting into their minds. Perfect!Published on June 27 1998
If you havent seen the movie..DONT! What you need to do is buy this book. This book is one of the best Ive read, I never got bored of it. The Alien 4 movie was prob. Read morePublished on June 22 1998
The movie? What can I say? It was O.K.
However, for this latest entry in the Alien series you better read this book before renting the video or you will be confused indeed. Read more
This book has finally brought out the alein s way of thinking
In the prevouis 3 movies i.e. novels, we heard the human side
Now we really find out about the alein... Read more
This is one of the best books I have ever read.The way he captured the essence of the movie was amazing hopefully this will spark some incentive into Warner books to put the other... Read morePublished on March 19 1998