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½ December 31, 2015
A disaster in almost every single way! From the first frame inside the ship the plot already has more holes in it than Bonnie and Clyde at a Swiss cheese factory. You can really tell they put next to no thought into this. From killing off Bishop, Hicks, and even Newt for God's sake, to having completely unlikable characters who are just cannon fodder in the worst way, to an ending that would depress any fan of the first 2 films. What keeps this film from going any lower however is the fact that it was David Fincher's very first film and he was given very little to work with because "Aliens" didn't hint at having a sequel in any way. That, and the dog-xenomorph hybrid was an interesting concept. At least Fincher made a miraculous comeback with "Fight Club". The "Alien" series on the other hand did not.
December 26, 2015
Ultimately unimaginative, Alien 3 visits far to many of the same plot points as the original film in the series. Beyond slight tweaks to the Xenomorph life cycle the film adds little to enhance the mythology of the franchise and is too dull to offer much engagement to the audience.
December 25, 2015
Disappointing and doesn't leave you a long lasting impression.
December 16, 2015
This bastard - Me and David Fincher might disagree but I happen to love it. I know the productions were troubled (underlined in the massive amount of material on the bluray edition, cut out from the original) but the result is great! It's SO fucking bleak. The story of a mother losing her child (Newt) only to gain a much more sinister embrio is some chill ass body horror. It's back to basics instead of trying to surpass the second one in sheer crazyness (the hollywood standart today, mind you) The last maze-chase is disorienting and nerve-wrecking. And the ending?? How crazy is that for a franchise to just say "up yours more money!" (I know i know - they found a way around it but DAMN! You don't see that anymore!)
Watch this beast and please... think happy thoughts afterwards
Super Reviewer
½ November 19, 2015
Frustrating and poorly made, this third chapter has an intriguing beginning but the development lacks the unbearable tension of the first film and the unstoppable action of the second one. The final act is like a tiresome slasher movie while the CGI of the creature is atrocious.
November 17, 2015
Fincher is a talented director and he does what he can with the material, which isn't much to begin with. Good luck telling who's who by the last 30 minutes as all the characters run around dying in a prison that manages to become an indecipherable maze. The ending can be considered a risk only for anyone naive enough to think they really would write out any potential for cash-grabbing sequels.
½ November 7, 2015
Great acting. But I think the prison setting was a bit depressing. I think they could have had it in a different venue. But Sigourney Weaver is still brilliant.
November 6, 2015
Whether it's the theatrical version or the assembly cut, Alien 3 still feels like an insult to the previous two entries in the series.
½ October 30, 2015
Alien3 fails, largely due to inconsistencies with what had been established in the first two movies. First, the main character walks around with an alien in her stomach for the whole movie, whereas the character in the original had it burst out almost immediately after waking up. In this installment, she runs around freely for the majority of the movie. Also, the Oscar nod for visual effects is deceptive because the alien appears neon green in full body shots, but very dark green, almost gray, in close-ups. However, there are some nice shots and it's an entertaining movie overall; just not one that warrants a recommendation.
½ October 24, 2015
Bad cgi, awful character developement, and a slow moving plot. It hurts me inside to say that i dont like an Alien film.
October 19, 2015
Besides bad character development, not so good acting, poor dialogue and script, and some bad special effects, Alien 3 does deliver back some elements that made the first two good with its build up of tension and again showing how Ellen Ripley is very developed in the movie.
October 14, 2015
A large step back from the first two masterpieces.
October 11, 2015
I really hate this film. There was no need to kill Major characters from the previous film before the movie even starts. But I almost feel glad for them because of how bad this film was
½ October 10, 2015
The producer's cut brings to life a film with incredible themes, and some terrific moments. While the whole is a jumbled mess, the film itself tells a story that perfectly ends the Ripley saga. Everything has been escalated and pushed forward thematically towards the point of breaking the lead.
October 8, 2015
An extremely underrated film that deserves a second chance.
September 30, 2015
Alien 3 and Alien 3: The Director's cut are two completely different films. The director's cut is really great and a fitting sequel, when the theatrical cut is the worst of the franchise. My 5 stars is in reference to the director's cut. If you have not seen it, be prepared to be very pleased! Avoid the theatrical cut.
½ September 30, 2015
Criminally underrated, Alien 3 hints at what's to later come from Fincher, and while the switch from action back to straight horror is jolting, this film's greatest crime is indeed that it pales in comparison to its predecessors. The film's problem comes simply down to its storyline, as it feels like we see the same few scenes presented over and over again. However, Alien 3 remains an atmospheric experience that the viewer can't shake.
September 14, 2015
Alien 3 has many naysayers, but I am not one of them. Comparing Alien 3 to Alien and/or Aliens is unwarranted. Alien and Aliens are completely different movies from each other; Alien 3 needs to be treated the same and stand alone on its own. It is a very good entry in the series and it does not get the justice it deserves. An overall excellent performance by the entire cast along with a desolate, creepy atmosphere makes this another hit for the Alien saga.
½ September 12, 2015
Alien has nice graphics, and it seems the director tried, but the film sucked. The film may have been better had they not killed all the surviving characters from Aliens, but they did, and in pathetic ways, too. It really ruins a film to see all of your favorite characters die.
September 6, 2015
The one and only awful film in David Fincher's filmography.
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