release year:1991 genre:sci-fi/horror viewing setting:home laserdisc, 6/22/97 what I expected:I couldn't even remember - I just had this urge to see it what I got:one of those films that gets a little better every time I watch it
synopsis:After the events of Alien and then Aliens, Ripley yet lives - but everyone else who survived the second movie is dead. She finds herself stranded on a men's prison planet with a crop of new victims, and of course an alien.
impressions:When I first saw this, I didn't care for it too much. However...it grows on me. It's dark, grim, and nihilistic - and probably realistic as well. It's got a few good lines and many good scenes.
acting:Sigourney Weaver...blah. I liked her better in the first movie. Several of the inmates' portrayals are rather well-acted. I guess I was just glad I wouldn't have to listen to Newt this time.
cameo:Pete Postlethwaite is one of the prisoners.
final word:The weakest of the three Alien films, but still worth watching every once in a while.
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