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Alien 3 (stylized as ALIEN3) is an American science fiction-horror movie. It was released on 22 May 1992.[1] It was the debut feature movie of director David Fincher. Alien 3 movie stars Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Charles S. Dutton and Lance Henriksen. It is a sequel to Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986). Alien 3 was by followed by Alien: Resurrection (1997).

Plot[change | change source]

The movie continues the plot of the 1986 movie Aliens. Heading back to Earth a spacecraft has flight difficulties. It crash lands on a planet called Fiorina 161.[2] The crash kills everyone aboard except Lieutenant Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver). Fiorina 161 is a planet where the temperature averages forty degrees below zero. It was a maximum security prison colony. A group of ex-prisoners chose to remain on the planet. They belong to a sect identified as "an apocalyptic millennarian fundamentalist Christian sect."[2] The first thing Ripley has to do is shave her head because of the lice there. She is threatened by being the only female on the planet. While waiting for a rescue ship it is discovered that one of the aliens Ripley and the others were fighting before has found its way to Fiorina 161. A pet dog is the first victim. Then ex-prisoners begin disappearing. They have no weapons to fight the alien monster, only fire. Then Ripley learns she has a little alien inside her. Worse, it's a queen capable of producing thousands of eggs. Ripley thinks it happened while she was asleep in her pod.[2] The creature, called a Xenomorph, refuses to kill Ripley because of the embryo inside her.[3]

Cast[change | change source]

  • Sigourney Weaver: Ripley[4]
  • Charles S. Dutton: Dillon[4]
  • Charles Dance: Clemens[4]
  • Paul McGann: Golic[4]
  • Brian Glover: Andrews[4]
  • Ralph Brown: Aaron[4]
  • Danny Webb: Morse[4]
  • Lance Henriksen: Bishop[4]
  • Chris Fairbank: Murphy[4]
  • Pete Postlethwaite: David[4]
  • Danielle Edmond: Newt[4]

Production[change | change source]

The movie had a difficult production, with various screenwriters and directors getting involved in the project. Shooting began without a finished script. The movie was the big-budget debut for the young David Fincher. He was brought into the project after a proposed version with Vincent Ward at the helm was cancelled well into pre-production. Fincher had little time to prepare. The experience of making the movie proved agonizing for him.

References[change | change source]

  1. "ALIEN3 (1992)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Vincent Canby (22 May 1992). "Movie Review: Alien3 (1992)". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  3. David Madsen (31 October 2014). "Movie Review – Alien3 (1992) – David Madsen". GARDE MAGAZINE. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 James O'Ehley. "SCI-FI MOVIE PAGE PICK: ALIEN 3". The Sci-Fi Movie Page. Retrieved 17 April 2015.

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