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Three-time Academy Award nominee Sigourney Weaver returns in "Alien 3" as Officer Ripley, the sole survivor of the spaceship Nostromo’s encounter with a deadly extraterrestrial in Alien, and subsequent victor over the Alien Queen after an epic battle in the cargo hold of the military transport ship Sulaco in Aliens. After escaping from the alien planet, the ship carrying Ripley crashes onto a remote and inhabited ore refinery. While living in the ore refinery until she is rescued by her employers, Ripley discovers the horrifying reason for her crash: an alien stowaway. As the alien matures and begins to kill off the inhabitants, Ripley discovers that her true enemy is more than just the killer alien.
Ripley Just Can't Catch a Break
Third entry in the popular series is an interesting failure after the triumph of James Cameron's Aliens. David Fincher's battle to bring this troubled sequel to fruition (taking over from Vincent Ward) has been well-documented and ultimately the result is an unsatisfying mishmash of intriguing ideas (Ripley finds herself stranded on a planet inhabited by monastic male prisoners living in exile, with both her presence as a female and a new alien beast disrupting their lives) and at times it comes frustratingly close to getting it right. Some fine work from Charles S Dutton, Brian Glover, Charles Dance and the supporting cast, Fincher's typically intense atmospheric direction (in his feature film debut), along with a different incarnation of the creature (just the one this time) cannot prevent the film from leaving the viewer with a sense of deja vu. So-called Director's Cut (which Fincher had nothing to do with) includes additional, often incomplete footage (missing effects, no color grading, music or sound), that offers a different means for the alien to come to life (an ox rather than a dog) and expands Paul McGann's role. It is somewhat better than the original release - but only just. Followed by Alien Resurrection.
Not a critics fave but a personal one!!
I really enjoyed this movie, I think it was to harshly criticized by people saying that the directing etc. wasn't the best but I defiantly enjoyed the movie. With lots of scares and thrilling moments it was a great movie to watch!
The alien was dog like and was different to the rest and the quality of the Video wasn't the best either but it did not lack in thrills plus sigourney weaver is one of the Most amazing actresses of all time so 4 stars from me.
- Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Released: 1992
- © 1992 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.