Alien3

Alien3

David Fincher (1992)

109min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Given that the first two films stand up as sci-fi classics in their own right, Se7en director David Fincher, in his feature film debut, had a virtually impossible act to follow with this second sequel. He makes a surprisingly good fist of it, developing the maternal themes of first sequel Aliens and providing an exhilarating final showdown. Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley, who this time crash-lands on a prison colony where another lethal alien is let loose. A familiar cast of Brits (Charles Dance, Paul McGann, Brian Glover) provides the alien food and, while it isn't in the same class as the first two films, it provides a satisfactory entry in the series. Still, it would have been interesting to see what second-choice director Vincent Ward (of The Navigator: a Medieval Odyssey fame) would have made of it - apparently, he was brought in when Renny Harlin left after script disagreements, but was himself replaced when it emerged that his version of the movie would be set in a monastery and the alien itself wouldn't be appearing.

Summary

Ripley is marooned alone on an all-male prison planet, only to face another of the lethal extraterrestrial creatures - which begins to prey on the inmates. While trying to help them survive, she discovers a terrifying connection between herself and the monster. David Fincher's sci-fi thriller sequel, with Sigourney Weaver and Charles Dance.

Cast & Crew

Warrant Officer Ripley Sigourney Weaver
Dillon Charles S Dutton
Clemens Charles Dance
Golic Paul McGann
Superintendent Andrews Brian Glover
Aaron Ralph Brown (2)
Morse Danny Webb
Rains Christopher John Fields
Junior Holt McCallany
Bishop II Lance Henriksen
Murphy Christopher Fairbank
David Pete Postlethwaite
William Clive Mantle
Kevin Philip Davis
Director David Fincher
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd Guidance: Edited for violence and language. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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