Number of Times Seen – 3 (Theater in ’92, 23 Feb 2011 and 17 Sep 2015)
Brief Synopsis – After crash landing on a prison planet, Ripley must once again try and survive an attack by the Xenomorph
My Take on it – How is it possible to take a great and captivating franchise and with one swift move, destroy everything beforehand.
The first thing this movie does in its first few minutes is make sure that we know that it doesn’t matter what happened in the previous movie because essentially it was all for naught.
This movie felt like a generic horror/thriller where all of the characters are just there to get killed by the monster. It isn’t easy to differentiate between most of the characters and since we don’t get to know most of them, we don’t care too much about them.
This was David Fincher’s first film, but it felt like it was directed in a way that we are suppose to think so much is happening, when in reality, there are just a lot of swift camera movements to make us think more is going on than it really is.
Bottom Line – Feels like a generic monster movie and lacks must of the flair of the first two movies. Really didn’t like the fact that it detracts so much from the previous film by trying to create a new story by destroying the previous one. The camera movements are too swift and the characters aren’t developed well enough for us to be able to differentiate between them all.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – One possible idea for the film included a chest-burster coming out of Michael Biehn’s character, Hicks. A replica of the actor with his chest torn open was created, but after Biehn discovered this, he threatened to sue the producers for using his likeness without his consent, and the idea was dropped. Later, the producers paid him to use his picture at the beginning of the film for the computer sequence. Apparently he received more money for use of this one image than for his role in Aliens (1986). (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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