Alien³ (1992)

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After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she has brought along an unwelcome visitor.


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1 April 2000 | uj87
A film that still bothers me!!!
Alien 3 is a sequel that has bothered me for years. I had the pleasure of recently voting it as one of the worst movies of the last 100 years. It really irritated me for the following reasons: (This review is a comment to those who have already seen the movie)

I swear the writers of Alien 3 never saw the first two movies or at least forgot them. Where did the "face hugger" come from in the shuttle?? It`s obvious in the first two movies that the "face huggers" impregnate their victims and die but in Alien 3 it impregnates Ripley and the dog... Why did it seems to take a week for the Alien to explode from Ripley while in the first movie it took about an hour??? How did Ripley know she had a "Queen" Alien in her????

I also think the point of the first 2 movies was Ripley was a survivor.We know she is going to die about 1/3 the way through the movie. This destroyed all the suspense!!!!!!

I also think the Alien looked really fake!!!! The use of computer effects didn`t work...

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Trivia

Although the Alien that hatched from the dog was a rod puppet, early filmed tests used an actual dog in an alien costume. However, the special effects team thought the dog's movements made the Alien look rather comical, so the idea was scrapped in favor of the puppet.


Quotes

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.


Goofs

In the opening, we see a facehugger break through a cryogenic tube and as a result, the facehugger gets cut and we see a small spurt of acid spray onto the floor. The floor then starts dissolving. However, the "floor" is very obviously a piece of styrofoam so that it was easy for the crew to dissolve it with some acetone.


Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox fanfare that plays during the opening studio logo segues ominously into the score of the film.


Alternate Versions

The Assembly Cut from the 'Alien Quadrilogy' DVD Set does not include all of the footage from the work print. There are at least 5-10 minutes from that version that weren't re-edited for the new DVD box set:

  • In the scene where prisoner Murphy becomes the alien's first victim in the vent shaft, he is singing a different tune than that heard in the theatrical version and there is no mention of the dog. He simply peers into the tunnel.
  • A few more scenes of 85 and Ripley arguing about what the company will do with the alien.
  • Shots of Dillon walking through corridors and finding bodies (Troy) as well as Ripley finding bodies (Eric) and verbally identifying them.
  • Jude slips, falls and cuts himself with the scissors he was holding.
  • 85 silently meditating with his head bowed down as he awaits the company people.
  • When the company reps arrive, it is extended as the Asian rep asks 85 if he's seen the beast, and 85 says yes and that Ripley has one inside her. Bishop II replies, "We know that." When 85 sees the cage he tells them "You're gonna need a bigger cage."
  • When Ripley is trying to lure the alien back into the piston, she keeps telling it to kill her.
  • Right before activating the sprinklers and killing the alien, Ripley says "For the last time..." (this shot is seen in several of the film's trailers).
  • When Ripley tells Morse to help her and he asks "What do you want me to do?", she replies "You'll know..."
  • After Ripley falls, Morse crawls over to look out into the molten pit.
  • The last scenes are arranged a little different, with the video screen facility closed shot coming before the shot of the empty cryotubes and Ripley's transmission being heard.


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IN THE YEAR 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)
Written by Rick Evans
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