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Originally Posted By: Hawkeye
Alien 3(assembly cut not the theatrical)
Maybe it's because I'm a visual person but this one was way better than the first 2.
the first one was mostly boring, not much seem to happen. I was like "ok... is something going to happen?" . Calling it a classic just seems wrong. Maybe a classic in the sense that it broke some new ground or something. But boring.
The second one was riddled with horribly cliche and annoying characters. So much so I turned it off. Bill Paxton..most annoying role he's ever done and one of the most annoying ever.
This one, although remastered held up over the 20 years since its inception. I am a David Fincher fan and I hoped that even in his younger years he still had an eye for visuals and how he shot his scenes. And he delivered. I also liked that this one although it had some slow parts wasn't nearly as boring as the first. And I liked that none of the characters annoyed me so much I wanted to kill myself.
my only problem with Aliens 3 is the audio. In scenes where there are echos(most of the scenes before the Xenomorph pops up) it is incredibly hard to hear the dialogue. I even turned to my brother and said "this audio is really pissing me off"
I don't care that alien is "classic" and that the other half of people liked the second one more. I liked this one the most and it appealed to me far more. I dug it. Also see the alien much more.
Thanks, Jared! I'm fairly pumped to see this one now.
I've read positive reviews of the workprint version of A3 elsewhere too. Glad that it lives up to its reputation and that it's not a mere curiosity like the Blade Runner workprint.
I think the main problems with this film when released were A) the studio released their own cut of the film. That cut has since been disowned by Fincher. B) The bleak change in tone from the first two films.
Most audiences hate when a film that doesn't have a happy ending. The same fate befell Gilliam's Brazil.
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