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Xtro-trilogin går i mål med en nästan kalkonartad final.
Det är inledningsvis inget fel på ambitionerna, exempelvis kan man beskåda halvläckra flashbacks till 1950-talet, skildrade i svartvitt och med passande estetik och stämning. Själva grundstoryn är tyvärr en Predator-ripoff av tämligen medioker kvalitet, och effekterna är det än sämre ställt med. Ett plus är att mikrofoner och händer tillhörande filmteamet då och då skymtar förbi, vilket framkallar en del otippade skratt. Lite kul är det också att se Tom Hanks son Jim, som är en kopia av sin far, i en roll. Han medverkar även som röst i Buzz Lightyear-filmen, där han axlar sin farsas paradroll som Woody. Om ni undrar, alltså.
Third Xtro film is yet another horrible pointless sequel to the original Xtro. To those who enjoyed the first one, they may want to pass up on yet another dreadful sequel. This is yet another poorly constructed movie that just doesn't have anything to do with the original. I absolutely hated the film and felt it was on e of the worst sequels in the horror genre. Everything that can go wrong with a sequel goes wrong and it ends up being a train wreck of a film that simply doesn't deliver anything worthwhile for the viewer. If you're expecting something great here, you won't find it as it is a horribly directed affair, where the director doesn't seem to care about creating something worth seeing, Now the first Xtro film, although weak, and overall decent in terms of mindless entertainment value was at least fun due in part to gory visuals and effective effects that managed to overshadow the shallow plot and so-so acting. This third film in the series simply doesn't have anything worthwhile in terms of good story and memorable moments that will delight horror fans. This film was awful and I really don't see why they bothered making another sequel to a film that simply wasn't even that great to begin with. This is a film that definitely isn't worth watching. Watch something else; you'll be glad you did, as this film simply didn't have anything to appeal to genre fans looking for awesome horror. Stick with the original, which although not perfect had some great gore which is sure to delight genre fans looking for a fun, mindless ride. But Xtro 3 is a poorly constructed film that just doesn't deliver anything entertaining.
You thought you were horrified by the "Xtro" alien raping a woman in the original film? There was a much more heinous action going on behind the camera as director Harry Bromley Davenport was raping the "Xtro" name in order to make the completely unrelated and lame "Xtro II: The Second Encounter". But he wasn't done taking advantage of the "Xtro" name yet, oh no, he bent that Xtro bitch over the table one more time and let the motherfucker have it in order to make yet another unrelated sequel. Sure the final product comes out a hair better than that garbage second entry but I doubt many will be tuning into the series by this point, except people gung-ho on torturing themselves like me apparently.
A group of military soldiers are sent to a remote Pacific island in order to prep it for a new fueling station. Of course it's a military cover-up and it ends up a 50 year old alien is trapped on the island and our dimwitted soldiers unwittingly release the bastard from his concrete cage and he goes all 'predator' on their ass, blaming the soldiers for the death of its mate and child.
Whereas "Xtro II" ripped off "Aliens", Davenport enlisted writers to rip-off another popular killer alien flick, this time "Predator", right down to the alien creature having the ability to camouflage itself with invisibility. Though the alien's look is far from looking as grand as Stan Winston's brilliant design, I do have to give the film credit as it is still refreshing to see a practical effects as opposed to crummy CGI which was starting to rear its ugly head in cheaply made sci fi movies at the time (some bad CGI does make an appearance but it's very limited).
Davenport's direction seems more involved than he was in the second film, but it's still very pedestrian not added by a shoe-string low budget. I did dig the Alien revenge aspect of the plot but overall Davenport has the film move at a dull pace and it's hard to get involved with annoying and one-dimensional characters, even with veteran actors Robert Culp and Andrew Divoff making easy paycheck appearances.
I will admit Davenport did seem to try with this film, but it's still a failure thanks to a cliché plot, bad acting and overall shoestring budget. I did like the use of practical effects but overall it just seems like another forgettable direct-to-video sci fi flick that barely ekes above the drivel you would catch on the Syfy Channel at 1 in the morning. "Xtro 3" would be totally forgotten today if it weren't for its namesake tying it to the cult following of the 1983 original film. Hell, I'll admit, it worked on me. This might come as a total shock but skip this film and stick to the psychotic original.
Xtro 3 is the third chapter in the alien trilogy made by Harry Bromley Davenport. This time Sal Landi plays lieutanent Kerns, who leads a group of moronic soldiers to disarm mines in the deserted island. Andrew Divoff plays their commander, who may know little too much. Of course there is an alien in the island and he starts to kill our cast with inventive ways. Action scenes were horrible, but the script was better then usual. Ending was typical in Davenport style.
Group of underachieving marines sent to unchartered island to cover up the existence of an angry alien harboured there for 40 years. Same director as previous Xtro films but otherwise unrelated. The premise had some potential.
Series that begun creepy and atmospheric first one and continued in fun and entertaining second part, fall flat on it's face in final part of trilogy.
Idiotic characters played by wooden actors, shitty effects (that alien looks like retarded cousin of the asgard from Stargate, except those looked good), combined with sloppy directing (most of the movie is shot in daylight, in minimum sets and unimaginative locations, with the budget of five dollars) and stupid, non-existing story/script really ruin what might have been creepy, decent scifi-horror film.
Director feels that this is best of trilogy. Nice one, Mr. Bromley-Davenport.
marines, aliens that look like e.t. after the holocaust, cat noises ... did i just have an acid flashback?
The best Xtro, owes a lot to Predator.
Worth a watch for Jim Hanks and his unbelievable resemblance to his brother Tom . Well , maybe turn it off after that.
This was a pile of poo from the beginning to the end. Alien horror doesn't work if it's bad.