After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not allow weapons of any kind, and with aid being a long time away, the prisoners must simply survive in any way they can.
|Release Date||:||May 22, 1992|
|Genres||:||Science Fiction, Action, Horror|
|Production Company||:||Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Brandywine Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Director||:||David Fincher, June Randall|
|Writers||:||David Giler, Walter Hill, Larry Ferguson|
|Casts||:||Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Pete Postlethwaite, Ralph Brown, Paul McGann, Danny Webb, Lance Henriksen, Brian Glover, Tom Woodruff Jr., Deobia Oparei, Niall Buggy, Christopher John Fields, Peter Guinness, Vincenzo Nicoli, Christopher Fairbank, Phil Davis, Paul Brennen, Clive Mantle, Carl Chase, Hi Ching, Leon Herbert, Danielle Edmond, Holt McCallany, Tom Woodruff Jr.|
|Plot Keywords||:||prison, android, spacecraft, space marine, imprisonment, space colony, space travel, rottweiler, dystopia, sequel, alien, redemption, outer space, planet, shaved head, crash landing, impregnation, penal colony, furnace, suspended animation, xenomorph|
What a waste of time and talent is ALIEN 3. Ripley wakes up to find herself on a prison planet. Newt is dead and it is many years later. The prison planet is dark and drab and stark, and so are the characters. For those ALIENS fans hoping for an extension of James Cameron's masterpiece of a sequel, what a huge disappointment ALIEN 3 turned out to be. Death and despair is at every turn, and there is little action to compensate for the gloom that pervades the storyline. Susan "Sigourney" Weaver is absolutely wasted as Ripley. If she were a more discerning actress, perhaps she would have turned down a third go at the role. If the movie itself had been better, perhaps the series would have wound up a memorable trilogy. Instead, this turkey led to an even bigger turkey, ALIEN: RESURRECTION. Neither original director Renny Harlin nor his replacement David Fincher should have been allowed within 500 miles of this project. It needed a sure hand like Cameron's. Believe me when I tell you, you may safely skip this one and the one that follows. For that matter, the fifth movie in the series, AvP, isn't much of an improvement, but in its own odd way is slightly more watchable than ALIEN 3 and ALIEN: RESURRECTION. I agree with those fans who felt the series should have ended with ALIENS.