Day 46. Alien 3 (1992). Directed by David Fincher

Alien 3 (1992) score: 55%

There’s a reason I put off watching Alien 3.

Despite a predominantly brilliant British cast, including a young Charles Dance and a criminally underused Pete Postlethwaite, there’s no heart in this entry. David Fincher has struck the film from his record because of the obstructive studio interference he experienced, and its clear to see it in the finished product. It’s dull, the stakes aren’t as high, the dialogue is plain laughable, the effects aren’t as polished, the jump-scares are predictable, the Alien itself is rubbish, and the editing is erratic.

It also unashamedly emulates Aliens director James Cameron’s Terminator 2 ending. Sigh.


2 thoughts on “Day 46. Alien 3 (1992). Directed by David Fincher

  1. Fair point on the choppy editing, studio interference and crap alien (early days of cgi), but i will go to tedious lengths to defend alien 3 if pushed. I will just say that i think the steel mill endings of this and T2 were a coincidence (they were filmed at the same time).


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