Alien3 - Special Edition

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  • R
  • 1992
  • 1 hr 54 min
  • 6.4  (317,443)
  • 59

Alien3 - Special Edition is a 1992 science-fiction horror film directed by David Fincher, and stars Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, and Lance Henriksen. It is the third installment in the Alien franchise and was released as a special edition with additional footage in 2003. The film takes place immediately after the events of Aliens, with Ellen Ripley (Weaver) and a group of colonial marines, as well as the android Bishop (Henriksen), surviving a crash landing on a maximum-security prison planet inhabited by male inmates with no women.

Ripley soon discovers that an alien, or xenomorph, was aboard the escape pod and has bred and killed off most of the prisoners and staff on the planet. As she struggles to survive and protect the few remaining human survivors, she realizes that she might have to make the ultimate sacrifice to prevent the xenomorph from reaching Earth.

One of the major themes in Alien3 is sacrifice, as the characters are faced with the difficult decisions of whether to risk their own lives to protect others or to save themselves. Ripley, in particular, must confront the possibility of sacrificing herself to prevent the xenomorph from reaching Earth.

Another noteworthy aspect of the film is its bleak and nihilistic tone. Unlike the previous films, which had some moments of humor and hopeful endings, Alien3 is devoid of such moments, and the characters are constantly faced with despair and hopelessness.

One of the major additions to the special edition is the extended scenes that detail the relationships between the prisoners, which were brief in the original theatrical version. These scenes flesh out the characters and make the audience care more about what happens to them.

The special edition also includes an alternate ending that was scrapped in the original theatrical version. In this ending, Ripley makes a different sacrifice than in the original, which may be more satisfying to some viewers.

The film's visual effects, which were groundbreaking at the time, still hold up today. The xenomorph is terrifying and the prison planet is bleak and foreboding. The special edition also includes some additional visual effects that enhance the overall production quality.

The performances of the actors are strong, with Weaver once again delivering a standout performance as Ripley. Dutton, Dance, and Henriksen also give memorable performances as the prisoners and android, respectively. The film's score, composed by Elliot Goldenthal, is haunting and adds to the film's overall sense of dread.

Overall, Alien3 - Special Edition is a worthy continuation of the Alien franchise, and a must-watch for fans of the series. The additional footage adds depth to the characters and the new ending provides an alternate, potentially more satisfying conclusion. The film's themes of sacrifice and hopelessness are still relevant today, and the visual effects and performances still hold up.

Alien3 - Special Edition is a 1992 fantasy movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 54 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 59.

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