Indeed it is the directorial debut of David Fischer who on reflection must see he is no Ridley Scott or James Cameron.
Sigourney Weaver returns as weary Ellen Ripley whose ship crash lands on a prison planet along with an alien!
The cast of Aliens die in the crash apart from Ripley. Perhaps that alone is a sign of things to come in this film.
The only saving grace I could see was some of the casting including the late great Brian Glover as some kind of prison governor. Glover was in Kes and An American Warewolf In London.
The Alien itself is a nasty piece of work but all in all the special effects of it are pretty mediocre and would grace a TVM.
I can't believe I gave the original Alien such criticism after watching this rubbish. Hence the score!
To make it worse Weaver as Ripley sports a horrendous skinhead haircut ala Nothing Compares 2 u. Everytime she appeared on screen I couldn't get that horrendous music video out of my head.
I see that this production was beset with problems. It shows on screen.
tty good movie, but the half star just isn't worth it.
This was 1992, the film only had 1 scene under 15 seconds that was digitized.
Everything else of the Alien was a puppet ROTOSCOPED over a bluescreen.
Loved the atmosphere. Hated the plot. Enjoyed the story...