Alien Girl -- Film Review
When your crime lord is a crack addict named Rasp, and his flunkies have such self-explanatory names as Whiz, Kid, Beef, Jew and Chinaman, you’d be a fool to go looking for nuance. But is it too much to ask for a little character development and a touch of humor between the infrequent set pieces?
The title character in Russian director Anton Bormatov’s debut feature, Alien Girl, is Angela (Natalia Romanycheva). Initially, it appears she got her nickname because she and her brother felt like aliens in the orphanage where they grew up. But later, after her reputation as a hardboiled killer has spread, it’s revealed as a nod to the Ridley Scott franchise when someone pegs her as a dragon with acid for blood who lays eggs in people.
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