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|
One of the worst movies in the history of movies. I've never seen a movie so blatantly ignore continuity. There were no eggs in the sleep chamber. The hypersleep pods are totally different. The ship design was different. The "Sulaco" painted on the ship was white instead of black. The alien was plainly stupid in not cocooning the victims as in previous films. Killing off the main characters was pointless. The prisoners know only one word, the "F" word. The gore is excessive and thrust directly in the audience's face unlike the stylish methods in the first two films.
This was not an ALIEN movie. It was a copycat clone that screwed up every chance it got. Those who say it was a "good" or an "okay" film are forgetting that it is a SEQUEL which has certain responsibilites to live up to.
Michael Biehn (Hicks) once said, "They will never top ALIENS." He was right.