November 16, 2014
Definitely see why it's the least favorite of the series, but it's still good though. I think too much was at stake trying to follow what the original and sequel accomplished.
November 9, 2014
The story was already a dud so it comes as no surprise that the movie turned out that way. Everyone in this movie has a shaved head, which I think is due to the religious aspect, which is an aspect that should not have been aloud into the alien series. Then there's the characters, Seeing as I couldn't tell who was who, it didn't matter when the alien's finally picked them off one after another. Alien 3 is a mess, the plot is putrid, the design of the picture is awful, the performances are laughable with the exception of Sigourney Weaver and it's a boring experience from the get-go.
July 23, 2014
It boggles my mind how this movie has the same star rating as Tommy Wiseu's "The Room." This movie is definitely underrated and although it's not as strong as the other Alien movies, (excluding Resurrection) This movie is a good watch.
October 19, 2011
I just find this film so enjoyable. I really like the setting.
October 21, 2014
What scared generations of people with its concept years ago,scares now a generation with its name,Alien³...
July 23, 2006
Poor characters and even less gripping dramatics, Alien3 is where the franchise began it's slide into mediocrity and beyond.
A lot of critics sight promising direction from Fincher, but I fail to see any of the taught, intense and dark tone that would come later in his career.
A poor imitation of it's predecessor, although not completely awful.
October 13, 2014
Everyone took a dump on this at the time, and I hadn't seen it since it bitterly disappointed my 15 year old friends and I at the theater in 1992, so I thought it was worth revisiting. There is actually a lot to like here. It's David Fincher, it's very atmospheric, and it has some great performances, particularly Charles Dance. A lot of the wind goes out of the film when he does. Dutton is effective also, but beyond Weaver, Dutton and Dance there are no other characters that make any impression beyond being generally bald and dirty. Several great actors are really wasted in bland, forgettable supporting roles - Pete Postelthwaite, for example. The effects haven't aged particularly well; less well than the first two films. Still, it beats the hell out of 4, the nadir of the series, the film that caused me to lose all faith in Jeunet.
October 10, 2014
Too bad David's debut is the third and tragically awful installation of this trilogy. Nevermind the scary alien, the script writers already killed off all the people we rooted for to live, turning this into a straight up unsuspenseful slasher flick.
October 3, 2014
Alien 3 is such a mess. The beginning is annoying, killing off everyone from Aliens in an oddly edited and frustrating way. It tries to recreate the first film, but the direction is not nearly as good as Ridley Scott's was. Almost every single scene was predictable and something you've seen in the precious two movies. The story is silly and the dialogue is horrible. Some of the effects are really bad, others are decent. Sigourney Weaver is still excellent as Ripley, proving she can hold together this uninspired third film. There is some decent suspenseful action. The ending is also pretty satisfying, taking an unexpected turn and really gives a good conclusion to Ripley's story (supposedly) and finishing the movie on a fairly strong note. The music is also pretty good, but this movie suffers from an awful script, bland storytelling, and flat side characters. Alien 3 gets 2/5 stars (C-).
October 2, 2014
I am very surprised that this load of dreck received any positive reviews
October 2, 2014
This third installment drops the qualities qualities of its predecessors and presents something new. Its bleakness matches the first one's claustrophobic feeling, and there are decent action scenes like in the second, but it lacks the ominous touch of both. Along with Ripley's intimidating "goddammit" lines, originality left through the back door. While characters and social background are here far more interesting, everything else, except for the visuals, is closer to a bad quality TV movie.
May 6, 2012
Let me begin by congratulating David Fincher, director of this third instalment in the Alien franchise, for enduring what he did during this production. Alien 3 was his directorial debut, and he was given a massive $50 million budget to play with, in addition to having to live up to fans' expectations after the previous two marvellous films, Alien and Aliens, directed by Ridley Scott and the unsinkable James Cameron respectively. He had to start shooting without a script, and 20th Century Fox stuck their noses in the production so many times that I'm surprised he finished the film. But he did. And after all of that, the film turned out just as one would expect with all that going on - messy.
While the first Alien film finishes with Ripley shooting off into space as the lone survivor, with an unknown future ahead of her, the second film shows Ripley accompanied by two other characters (and a damaged robot). Alien 3 had so much potential to capitalise on this, and utilise Hicks and Newt to a great extent, giving Ripley a family of companions to accompany her through her battle with the creatures and The Company. But no. They are callously killed off in the opening titles, with seldom time to mourn them. This is the film's first big mistake, and is guaranteed to leave Aliens fans a little peeved.
The prison story is interesting enough, as Ripley is the lone woman on a barren prison planet full of deadly convicts. Moving on to Alien 3's next big mistake: the creature itself. Quite radically re-designed, this creature seems much less deadly than in previous films, exacerbated further by the tacky special effects. Having spent much of the first two films seeing very little of the creature, which builds fear and tension superbly, this film shows you a little too much, and one realises that the little Xenomorph isn't actually all that scary.
Nonetheless, the film isn't an entire disaster. Sigourney Weaver gives a naturally excellent performance, along with the rest of the cast doing a fine job as well. Furthermore, the musical score in the film is, in my opinion, the best in the Alien franchise. (This is understandable, as composer Elliot Goldenthal was given an entire year alongside David Fincher to finish the score, as opposed to the six or so weeks given to James Horner for Aliens.) And, last but not least, the film's emotional final scene is very well written, with great performances all round. The scene could (and probably should) have given a satisfying conclusion to the franchise, before the nightmarish Alien: Resurrection.
Overall, while the film makes the best out of a bad situation, the problems shine through, and there are far too many flaws in the film to consider it a classic. I wouldn't go so far as to say that Alien 3 and 4 ruin the franchise, but they most certainly put a downer on it. And Alien 3 is responsible for steering it off course. It is probably the worst film of the four. But it's alright, I guess.
September 25, 2014
Different to the first two, has more feel of the original. I loved the look. It's both a harrowing and tragic story that haunts your mind long after you watch it with amazing performances. Better than the gun-ho action packed but soulless Aliens in my opinion. Alien3 is a misunderstood masterpiece. It has more of an emotional effect on me than either Alien movie.
August 6, 2014
David Fincher's attempt at an Alien is ruined by studio interference and a bland script.
October 31, 2007
Ridley Scott nos presentó una película de terror sobre el mal que habita en nuestro interior; James Cameron la convirtió en una historia de acción sobre cazadores y presas. Ahora, David Fincher transforma a "Alien" en una metáfora perversa y oscura acerca del SIDA... Personalmente, no entiendo las malas críticas a esta cinta: Su claustrofobia, su inicio nihilista y su final cruel hacen de esta secuela todo un clásico y un ejemplo de como el cine de autor se evidencia en una saga comercial.
August 5, 2009
It is better than alien 2
The first one is the best one
July 16, 2012
'Alien3' (1992) is a perfect example why sequels are not always better than their predecessors. Though the acting is fine, the writing is unforgivingly deprived. The beginning is very abrupt which doesn't do any justice on James Cameron's installment by killing off two special characters from 'Aliens' (1986). This sets a much darker tone that ultimately changes the franchise's standard plot route into a disjointed mess. This movie was David Fincher's big-budget debut film, and I respect that he wanted to make this part of the franchise his own, all while struggling with the production's difficulties, but this here is so unnecessary that it hurts. Don't watch this for your own good.
September 4, 2014
While the first two Alien(s) films might have been splendid and original this 3rd sequel manages to throw it all out the window and go for a different direction. A direction that no one wanted to go in.
August 29, 2014
Not as good as the first two films this one isn't bad at all. Some terrible looking early cg effects of the alien lowers the overall quality. Ripley shaves her head and looks sexy as ever.