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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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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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Alien 3  »

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$63,000,000 (estimated)

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$55,473,600 (USA)
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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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My hatred for this film knows no bounds...
9 April 1999 | by (Ann Arbor, MI) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing the trailers for this film the December before it opened. On a sort of high from just seeing the first two movies, I was expecting big things from the second "Alien" sequel, and the trailer promised exactly that: "In space, no one can hear you scream... but on Earth, everyone can!" was the tagline.

So what do we get instead? A wretched excuse for a sequel to two of the greatest sci-fi films ever made. First of all, the story is beyond simply depressing... it undoes everything from the first two movies, and utterly destroys Ripley's world. Everything she's fought for is for naught. We almost want her to die, to end the ceaseless buffet of suffering her life has become. We must suffer through uninteresting characters that are indistinguishable from each other, dull "turn around and there's the alien" shocks, poor camera work during the action sequences (some would call it style, I call it confusing and obnoxious), and finally the ending that gels perfectly with this bottomless abyss of a movie. Alien Ressurection be damned... this travesty should have been a dream, and David Fincher should have stuck to directing Madonna videos.


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