The ANTI-ALIEN 3 thread for all ALIEN franchise fans who hated Film #3

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  1. Mutara Nebula 1967

    Mutara Nebula 1967 Captain Captain

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    This thread is for anybody who after all these years still feels great disappointment over Alien3

    People make a big deal about how great a director David Fincher is but this film is a misfire onso many levels I can’t understand how it generates any praise at all]
    [The most oft sited is the casual dispatching of Hicks and Newt in the first five minutes but [there so much more]

    Populating the film with unlikable characters who are so completely interchangeable with their bald heads and British accents that they are cypers[

    Never a clear explanation on how the Face Huggers came to be aboard

    Taking the hero you’ve invested three movies in and giving her the worst possible ending for her story arc that needed to be partially undone in the next movie and even so the “real” Ripley is gone.

    Damn, I don’t know how this movie got made. It was like taking everything good about the first two movies and then trying to create the exact opposite
     
  2. Tulin

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    Re: The ANTI-ALIEN 3 thread for all ALIEN franchise fans who hated Fil

    Yeah - one of my all time most hated elements of 3 - bald, faceless, nameless, interchangeable black guys running through dark corridors.

    You don't know who they are so you CANNOT care.

    One of the most disappointing things about 3 is when you realize Weaver herself came up with several of the ideas - she wanted three things for the franchise,

    A bald Ripley
    Ripley fucking an alien :eek:
    Ripley dying

    Two of those things happened in 3 and the sex scene happened in 4. I am one of those people who stands up for actors but, in this case I have to say she had NO RIGHT having ANY say in the story development of these films.
     
  3. Tulin

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    Re: The ANTI-ALIEN 3 thread for all ALIEN franchise fans who hated Fil

    Oh and I forgot to add - the WORST effects ever for an alien film with the superimposed dog-alien scuttling around on ceilings. With mismatched lighting and clear matting it stands out like shit on a white bed sheet.

    Woefully bad.
     
  4. RoJoHen

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    Re: The ANTI-ALIEN 3 thread for all ALIEN franchise fans who hated Fil

    I rewatched all the Alien films not too long ago and was actually surprised at how much I liked Alien3. It definitely could have been better, but I actually liked the resolution it brought to Ripley's character.
     
  5. Rii

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    Re: The ANTI-ALIEN 3 thread for all ALIEN franchise fans who hated Fil

    It doesn't measure up to its predecessors, but it's a worthy film in its own right, with some wonderful character work for Ripley. The death of Newt and Hicks is a note-perfect opening for the film. It's infinitely superior to Alien Resurrection.
     
  6. Mutara Nebula 1967

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    Re: The ANTI-ALIEN 3 thread for all ALIEN franchise fans who hated Fil

    You are SO right...there is no way you can feel any sympathy or empahty for these cyphers...they were worse than Red Shirts.
     
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    Re: The ANTI-ALIEN 3 thread for all ALIEN franchise fans who hated Fil

    Either the queen can lay eggs without her egg sac, they were placed there by a worker when no one was looking, Bishop had some back-up agenda programming and betrayed everyone.

    I not sure how initially succesful franchises have so much trouble even getting good sequel scripts made. Indiana Jones, Alien, *cough*Starwars*cough*, Star Trek... are they that hard to write for?
     
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    Re: The ANTI-ALIEN 3 thread for all ALIEN franchise fans who hated Fil

    Sign me up. Terrible sequel.
     
  9. Rii

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    Re: The ANTI-ALIEN 3 thread for all ALIEN franchise fans who hated Fil

    This is one criticism I can agree with.
     
  10. Daneel

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    Re: The ANTI-ALIEN 3 thread for all ALIEN franchise fans who hated Fil

    Completely agree. I always thought it was underrated, and certainly much better than the terribly disappointing Resurrection. For all the studio interference, Fincher managed to craft a solid film IMO.
     
  11. ltcmmanderdata

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    Re: The ANTI-ALIEN 3 thread for all ALIEN franchise fans who hated Fil

    alien three is ok. it has some problems but thats the studios fault. alien three is very daring if you watch it alone. forget alien and aliens. its a pretty solid movie.
     
  12. Anwar

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    Re: The ANTI-ALIEN 3 thread for all ALIEN franchise fans who hated Fil

    The complaint about the prisoners is sort of moot when you watch the Special Edition. It gave them more screentime and development so the important ones all got actual characterization and personalities. At least they weren't all hammy stereotypes like the Marines were.

    The cast of the first movie were the best in terms of acting and characterization though.

    The FX, they were rushed by FOX and thus weren't given the time or money to make the Alien FX look right with the rest of the movie's composition. Plus the techniques they were using (it wasn't CGI) were groundbreaking at the time so it was harder work than just using animatronics.
     
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    Re: The ANTI-ALIEN 3 thread for all ALIEN franchise fans who hated Fil

    There was a Ripley on Alien SEX SCENE?:wtf::eek: WHERE???
     
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    Re: The ANTI-ALIEN 3 thread for all ALIEN franchise fans who hated Fil

    In RES, but it's not really a sex scene. There's a bit where she's being carried by an alien to the Queen but the way it's shot you think it's humping her or something.
     
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    Re: The ANTI-ALIEN 3 thread for all ALIEN franchise fans who hated Fil

    Oh that! are some peoples minds ALWAYS in the gutter?
     
  16. The Borgified Corpse

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    I appreciate the movie in principle but there are some sequences that I just don't like.

    Newt's autopsy is a bit gruesome for my taste.

    The big chase scene where they're trying to drive the alien into the furnace is not suspenseful. You can't tell who any of these bald prisoners are and you can't really figure out the geography of where they're running.

    That's my theory. The Alien Queen already kinda bends logic at times. I still don't see how she could fit inside that tiny elevator or how she was able to slip into the drop ship without anyone noticing. If she's able to do those things, I don't have any problem with her also somehow laying eggs around the Sulacco while no one was looking.
     
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    Re: The ANTI-ALIEN 3 thread for all ALIEN franchise fans who hated Fil

    The alien queen is MAGIC!:D
     
  18. JuanBolio

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    Re: The ANTI-ALIEN 3 thread for all ALIEN franchise fans who hated Fil

    I liked it. Not as much as 1 and 2, but I thought it was a decent ending, if dark.

    *ducks and runs*
     
  19. Ryan

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    Re: The ANTI-ALIEN 3 thread for all ALIEN franchise fans who hated Fil

    I have to agree. Alien 3, while not perfect, is very underrated. It definitely feels like a natural ending for the saga; if you keep going up against the xenomorphs and winning they start losing their menace as a bad guy.
     
  20. Candlelight

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    Re: The ANTI-ALIEN 3 thread for all ALIEN franchise fans who hated Fil

    Alien 3 was a great film. Resurrection was pants.