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Alien³ (1992)

 -  Action | 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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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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In 1979 it came from within. In 1986 it was gone forever. In 1992 our worst fears have come true. It's back. See more »


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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)

Gross:

$55,473,600 (USA)
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Director of photography Alex Thomson replaced Jordan Cronenweth three days into shooting. Cronenweth was succumbing to Parkinson's disease. He died of it in 1996. 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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Worst sequel ever made?
17 October 1998 | by (San Jose, Costa Rica) – See all my reviews

"Alien" was a relentlessly bleak, beautifully atmospheric masterpiece of horror and dread, one of the few truly adult examples of the science fiction genre. Its sequel, "Aliens," was far less disturbing, aiming more for visceral, action-movie thrills; nonetheless, it was still a powerhouse of a movie, especially in its wonderful "special edition" laserdisc incarnation. The notorious "Alien 3," on the other hand, is an utterly miserable failure, certainly the most insultingly juvenile follow-up to a good movie since the equally terrible "Return of the Jedi." From its hopelessly rushed, sloppily edited opening title sequence, to its endless, murky "alien-cam" chase finale, "Alien 3" consists of nothing more than a shocking series of miscalculations on the part of the filmmakers, who manage to create not even one moment of suspense, horror or thrills in nearly two hours of MTV-styled tedium. Particularly frustrating (and embarrassing) for the viewer is watching Sigourney Weaver and Lance Henriksen, two great performers, struggle to create anything interesting with their underwritten characters; both fail horribly. Even "Alien 4" looks great in comparison to this, possibly the worst sequel ever made.


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