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Alien 3

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

(spoiler-free movie review)

Alien 3 was a disappoint for many fans when it opened to theaters in 1992. It abandoned the action of James Cameron’s Aliens for a more somber approach. A controversial beginning scene divided audiences and steered the franchise in a new direction. The movie is dark, gritty and deals with themes of religion and isolation.

– Charles S. Dutton’s character giving a speech to the prisoners.

While the movie does have some flaws(mostly sub-par creature effects, pacing inconsistency issues), I’ve always appreciated this film. To this day it’s one of the sequels that I enjoy watching the most.

Famously this production was plagued with studio interference and Director David Fincher wasn’t able to fully realize his vision as a result. Multiple attempts at a screenplay, poor marketing and “too many cooks in the kitchen” all impacted the creation of Alien 3.

Fortunately we still got a movie with strong performances from the cast(Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance), a beautiful orchestral score and an interesting location with Fiorina “Fury” 161.

My Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars


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