Alien³ (1992)


After her last encounter, Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina Fury 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor. (IMDb)
The story and characters leave something to be desired (aside from Ripley only Clemons really gets developed and his arc is cut short), but the dark and brooding atmosphere is incredible, thanks to the sinister and suffocating prison setting, discomforting sound and camera work (see the brilliant autopsy/alien birth montage), and tense mix of religious and foul language dispersed throughout. A bold ending makes up for the confusing final action sequence, though it’s marred by some bad CGI.
7.5/10 (Really Good)


  1. Wow! I’m surprised to see such a positive review for this one, but I’m glad you liked it. This was far less interesting and intense as the first two for me, despite a great performance from Sigourney Weaver and a couple of standout moments. Great review!

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    1. thanks brett! yeah, i hadn’t heard too many good things about it going into it, but i was pleasantly surprised! i think the narrative is definitely weaker, but i was just really pulled in by the great directing and atmosphere- and yeah, weaver is awesome in this one! (also, i did watch the “assembly cut”, which i’ve heard is a touch better than the original theatrical cut!)


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