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Alien³ (1992)

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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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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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alien | planet | prison | crash | survivor | See All (122) »

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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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Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

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$55,473,600 (USA)
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Sigourney Weaver had a clause in her contract specifying that Walter Hill and David Giler would write the final shooting script. Weaver has said that she considers Ripley a very difficult character to write, and, with the exception of James Cameron, only Giler and Hill have really ever written the character correctly. See more »

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When we see the EEV crashing into the sea, the water splashes perpendicularly upwards - which would be impossible as there is strong wind blowing which should have blown the water away. 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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"Alien" + "Aliens" = A Disjointed Mess
26 October 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Alien 3" combines the major elements of the first two entries in the popular series to make a disjointed mess that feels forced and rushed. This time Sigourney Weaver crash-lands her space ship from the last installment on a planet of jailed murderers and rapists. Everyone else on the ship dies and she believes that the alien has hitched a ride with her to this new planet. Of course it has and soon she, and everyone else on the planet, is trying to kill the alien and save themselves. "Alien 3" has the eerie feel of the first film and the in-your-face action of the second. These two elements make the film disjointed. At some points the audience is bored stiff and at other moments they are confused by the outlandish action sequences. The direction is never clear and there is no real screenplay here at all. Weaver tries to carry the film by herself, but she lacks the support that she had for the first two entries. Lance Henriksen only makes a token appearance. Charles Dutton is pretty good, but his character lacks the development to really make him interesting. Everyone else is just present and ultimately the alien proves to be little more than a jack-in-the-box monster that hops out at the most predictable moments. Overall a disappointment that is not very impressive at all. 2 stars out of 5.


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