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Alien³ (1992)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  22 May 1992 (USA)
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Ripley continues to be stalked by a savage alien, after her escape pod crashes on a prison planet.

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Storyline

After escaping from the alien planet, the ship carrying Ellen Ripley crashes onto a remote and inhabited ore refinery. While living in the ore refinery until she is rescued by her employers, Ripley discovers the horrifying reason for her crash: An alien stowaway. As the alien matures and begins to kill off the inhabitants, Ripley is unaware that her true enemy is more than just the killer alien. Written by Kerwin Tsang <kertsang@yahoomail.com>

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Rated R for monster violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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22 May 1992 (USA)  »

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Alien 3  »

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Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

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$55,473,600 (USA)
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Trivia

Novelist Alan Dean Foster who wrote the novelization of the film objected to the storyline, most specifically, the deaths of Newt and Hicks. His initial draft of the novel had Newt survive but the studio rejected this, forcing Foster to keep his adaptation consistent with the film. For this reason, the author declined to write any other adaptation of the franchise. See more »

Goofs

When the EEV report is being made at the beginning of the film, Ripley is listed as Lieutenant. Yet, Ripley's rank was always a warrant officer, a lower rank than lieutenant (the extended inquest of the Director's Cut makes this clear). While it's true that Burke promised her that she'd be reinstated as a flight officer, since they never returned to Earth after Aliens it is unlikely that this occurred, and certainly not at a higher rank than she was prior to her return to LV-426. See more »

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Computer Voice: Stasis interrupted. Fire in cryogenic compartment. Repeat, fire in cryogenic compartment. All personnel report to emergency escape vehicle launch pod. Deep-space flight will commence in T-minus twenty seconds.
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IN THE YEAR 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)
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I really wish someone would make a sequel to Aliens.
27 September 2000 | by (Richardson, TX) – See all my reviews

This movie definitely wasn't it. There were plot holes you could fly a starship through, starting with a ridiculous initial premise. The characters were uninteresting. I was never sure who just died or why I should care. I've always believed that there was more potential backstory that could have been mined from the original Alien. Primarily, some scriptwriter could have given thought to the original alien spacecraft, where it came from, why were they transporting these creatures, what went wrong, etc. Unfortunately, that would have required intelligent thought and some originality, which is -not- what went into this film. There are two things I remember about the first time I saw this film. One was that I caught myself checking my watch a lot (which didn't happen when I saw Aliens the first time). Second, I remember feeling utterly depressed when it was (finally) over. Over the years, I've largely been successful in purging this film from my mind, but every now and then something happens to remind me of it and of how much I hated it. As I said, I wish someone would make a sequel to Aliens, forgetting that this travesty ever existed.


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