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Grim, nihilistic sequel in none-too-cheery series.
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Fresh: Ironically, Alien 3 is not a bad movie. In fact -- here's the rub -- it's too interesting to make an exciting summer flick.
- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Saturday, January 1, 2000
Rotten: Good acting has salvaged many a poor script in the past, but not here.
- Geoff Andrew, Time Out, Thursday, February 9, 2006
Rotten: There are a few narrative twists, but not enough new ideas to keep us guessing. In the end, we're stuck running through air shafts and corridors again.
- Hal Hinson, Washington Post, Saturday, January 1, 2000
The best one so far. More blood because they don't have any guns what so ever. The alien is CGI, I liked the puppets better. This one was more exciting and fun.. anytime you throw some sex starved prisoners in with aliens and a rad chick who can't be killed you have gold.
- theylovealexis, Monday, September 13, 2010
This film has lots of problem, but it's really not all that bad. Fincher really isn't to blame at all. He did his best given the unfortunate limitations and troubles he faced at the time, so complain about the idiot execs and studios for why this film isn't what it should be. I do have a nitpick about the setting. While I do like it, and think it's not bad. I would liked to have seen this be set in outer space like the others. Still though, not a bad setting ,but the claustrophobic tension just isn't as high. There's still a good and gloomy atmosphere and mood at least, so that helps. Actually, if memory serves me, this might just be the darkest film of the series, which I don't think ios anything to complain about. The effects do leave more to be desired, but I've seen far worse effects out there, The acting is decent, and I like the continued evolution of Ripley, although it's still hard for me to get used to seeing Sigourney Weaver sans hair. Give this one a second chance. It definitely misses the bullseye, but it's no colossal failure, either.
- cosmo313, Wednesday, August 18, 2010