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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30 January 2002 | Mulliga
This one blows chunks...
I rented Alien³ in an old Albertson's grocery store. I knew that it was by far the least of the series, but how bad could it be? The answer: REALLY bad. There are almost no moments of actual suspense or even horror. The decision to see through the alien's eyes like in "Predator" is such a huge mistake; it drains away every bit of interest you could have since you know where the alien is at all times. Sigourney Weaver goes a bit darker and more cynical in this film, and, by golly, it works. Everyone else, even returning veteran Lance Henrikson, is pretty much window dressing. See "Jaws", "Robocop", "The Silence of the Lambs", and save yourself 2 hours of your life.

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Trivia

This film is believed to be set just days or weeks after the events in Aliens (1986), in 2179.


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

Early in the film the interior of the EEV is a mess, having been smashed up by the crash. However, as the movie progresses, it seems to be in a better and better condition and at the end it seems to be almost intact. It is not a plausible explanation that the interior of the wreckage was cleared up by the inmates on Fury 161 when they were removing the bodies of the rest of the crew and possibly looking for salvage because there is no point that they restore the neuroscanner and the related equipment since (as it is mentioned several times throughout the movie) they have neither the technology nor the knowledge required for any sophisticated equipment.


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 extended 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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