These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Alien Resurrection
Contested Sequel: Resurrection has its fans, thanks primarily to Jeunet's unique visual style, the added humor of Joss Whedon's script, and the presence of cult actors such as Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinion and Michael Wincott.
Hilarious in Hindsight: It's now quite easy to see the Betty crew as a dry run for Firefly. The latter may even be Whedon's attempt to show what he really wanted them to be like before the Executive Meddling he's complained so much about.
Idiot Plot: The entire plot could have been avoided if the people in charge had just thought to invest in a few things like more resilient floors, kept armed guards outside of important cells, not let unreliable mercenaries wander through the important facility and not kept the space station with the dangerous experiments right next to Earth. By that point it makes more sense to assume that they were deliberately trying to wipe out the human race.
Les Yay: Ripley and Cal. After spending the previous three movies interacting exclusively with males and a surrogate child, Ripley wastes no time in becoming very chummy and touchy very quickly with the cute little android girl whom she first meets when Cal attempts to kill her, while Cal goes from wanting her as dead as the rest of the aliens to letting Ripley stick her fingers inside of her (not like that, perverts) and confiding her deepest feelings and fears about not being human. From the same movie, there's some Ho Yay between Johner and Vriess, which goes from subtext to text when Johner kisses Vriess at the end of the film because they both lived through all of it.
No Yay: The film features a scene where an Alien is holding Ripley in its arms and carrying her to the Queen's lair. She's not afraid of it, and embraces the creature. The sequence is shot and framed as if it were a love scene. Now remember that the Aliens are an Always Chaotic Evil race of utterly inhuman alien monsters that face-rape people and have killed almost everyone that Ripley ever knew or loved.
Call. Of course, that's because she's Newt, only older and a robot.
To some the Newborn is this, stealing the scene that should be of the xenomorphs and being introduced in the last 30 seconds. though many fans see it as The Woobie, other think it utterly fails at being sympathetic: xenomorphs may be more dangerous, but they kill only when they need to, and favor a cold efficency over wanton brutality, the Newborn instead is utterly psychotic and kills for the sake of it, and many think that its big puppy dog eyes are simply a facade to lower its victims's guard.
Special Effects Failure: The "Grand Failure of Effects" award has to go to Resurrection, which features CGI that somehow manages to be vastly worse than what the likes of Babylon 5 and Star Trek: Voyager were doing on television at the same time (done by the guys who would work on Ice Age years later). The actual Xenomorph effects are at least pretty decent for the most part... until the Newborn shows up (granted, most of the problems with that thing were with its very concept, but the execution didn't really help at all). The kicker is the Conspicuous CGI hand grenade that rolls down into an escape pod. Dodgy CGI on complex extraterrestrials is one thing; having a close-up on a poorly-rendered rolling grenade is quite another.
Wheelchair Woobie: Vriess. Complete with a scene where Johner throws a knife into one of his numb legs, just to be an ass!