#13 Alien 3
Starring Sigourney Weaver, Charles S Dutton, Charles Dance
Out of all the Alien movies I’ve seen this one the least. I own the trilogy pack of Alien 1-3. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen this and I really didn’t know what to expect. David Fincher directed it, so I figured it couldn’t be that bad. Well…. It’s pretty bad. The beginning started off decent enough, but everything goes downhill halfway through.
Let’s start with the positives. Sigourney Weaver is still amazing (as always), and her main co-star for the first half, who is played by a young Charles Dance, AKA Tywin Lannister for all you Game of Thrones fans, has a wonderful chemistry with her. We know there is going to be a bunch of action scenes but the first half of the movie makes it seem that there is a going to be a deeper mystery because of Ripley’s interactions with him. In case you don’t know, this movie’s plot is basically Ripley + crazy prisoners + an angry alien, so to be a successful movie it really should have a little more mystery and suspense that the first film had. Well it didn’t have that. It seems like they decided to give up and just turn it into a lazy action movie halfway through. And a really bad one. It seemed to have the worst special effects of all 3. Just because you have the technology to do things, doesn’t mean these things have been perfected yet. The Alien looked SO bad in this movie. Laughable bad. And the whole second act was a bunch of dizzying shots of people running through hallways and closing doors. That was literally it. But I guess after two successful movies with such different styles and themes, it was hard to come up with something new and refreshing. Somehow Sigourney was willing to be in another movie, so the producers had to jump at the opportunity to make some extra dough. That’s the biggest problem with failed sequels. But of course, they’ll never learn, because they really don’t care.
I like how I started with the positives and quickly ended up bashing the movie. It’s just after two wonderful films, it’s really disappointing to have to sit through something like this.
-David Fincher actually disowned the film, citing constant studio interference and walked out of production before editing began.
-Sigourney Weaver does look amazing bald.
– I don’t actually own Alien:Resurrection because I really only cared for the first two, but the trilogy was on a crazy sale so I bought it. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen it but I’m pretty sure it would receive a better grade than this. I’ll have to find it soon and check it out again. I’m pretty curious if anything could be worse than this.
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