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Alien 3 (1992)

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Alien 3 (1992)



Sigourney Weaver
Winona Ryder
Ron Perlman
Dominique Pinon
Gary Dourdan
Michael Wincott
Brad Dourif

Directed by David Fincher

Distributed by 20th Century Fox

If for any reason other than watching the franchise while preparing for Ridley’s Scott Prometheus (2012), I will advise you skip this movie. In fact Prometheus is of an independent story arc from the Alien movies.

I still have a bad after taste and a feeling that I’ll throw up all I have seen.
It may have been a big budget production, but what a waste it was. As this movie is a distance from interesting or effective if compared to the others in its franchise.

Imagine a movie that starts production without a complete script, the script itself went through 5 re-writes before starting. This to me is a sign that the movie itself didn’t want to be made.

But sadly to say in 1992 Alien 3 was produced and it was a mess, directed by first time movie director at that time David Fincher (alien 3 was his debut, although he has gone to direct hits after that some including Seven (1995), Fight Club (1999), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and more), who did a job worth getting sidelined for.

As usual, the pod heading for earth got delayed and an alien was onboard and killed most of the crew on board.

Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) survived and she brought with her to the Fiorina 'Fury' 161, a foundry facility and penal colony inhabited by all-male inmates, the Alien.

All hell breaks loose as usual people running here and there, death everywhere, chaos, pandemonium and something growing where it should not.

My very candid thought on this movie is this:
Although the action was there, the suspense was not, the horror genre gone and replaced with drama. The dialogues were too long and so much pause in-between, not evenly paced and the worst part is the story was out of place, ending unbelievably annoying.

I regret seeing this movie, after seeing the Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986) done by Ridley Scott and James Cameron respectively I expected something better, because this was supposed to be a follow up to an already well built story all the writers had to do and the director is to continue from where the two great directors stopped, but instead they tried to make more out of it and ended up wrecking it

In conclusion this movie dragged and makes you wish you didn’t hit play when you got the DVD.


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