After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not allow weapons of any kind, and with aid being a long time away, the prisoners must simply survive in any way they can.
|Release Date||:||May 22, 1992|
|Genres||:||Science Fiction, Action, Horror|
|Production Company||:||Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Brandywine Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Director||:||David Fincher, June Randall|
|Writers||:||David Giler, Walter Hill, Larry Ferguson|
|Casts||:||Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Pete Postlethwaite, Ralph Brown, Paul McGann, Danny Webb, Lance Henriksen, Brian Glover, Tom Woodruff Jr., Deobia Oparei, Niall Buggy, Christopher John Fields, Peter Guinness, Vincenzo Nicoli, Christopher Fairbank, Phil Davis, Paul Brennen, Clive Mantle, Carl Chase, Hi Ching, Leon Herbert, Danielle Edmond, Holt McCallany, Tom Woodruff Jr.|
|Plot Keywords||:||prison, android, spacecraft, space marine, imprisonment, space colony, space travel, rottweiler, dystopia, sequel, alien, redemption, outer space, planet, shaved head, crash landing, impregnation, penal colony, furnace, suspended animation, xenomorph|
I just watched this again. I've seen Alien and Aliens countless time, but have only seen Alien 3 once and that was pretty much enough for the last 15 years.
This movie is really just a waste of time, because the few good ideas and interesting things that happen are completely overshadowed by the illogical plot, worthless characters and slasher feel (you could replace the alien with any other movie monster, no problem).
I don't think this has anything to do with David Fincher, though.
He did not write the story or the script, and those areas are where the major problems lie.
Think of all the other movies he has directed since then:
Seven, Fight Club, The Game
Those are three of my all-time favorite movies, and the ones I didn't list above, like panic room, are still good movies.
I just can't believe that it was Fincher causing the problems here, but I can believe that he could be easily pushed around by a studio during his directorial debut (maybe even their fall-guy?). Blame the studio for letting this P.O.S. go into production in the first place.