Released by 20th Century Fox
Release Date: May 22nd, 1992
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, and Pete Postlethwaite
Written by David Giler, Walter Hill, and Larry Ferguson
Directed by David Fincher
Rated R (monster violence and language)
David Fincher was doing and because of this he has all but disowned the movie. Some movies can overcome these problems and still turn out to be a great movie. Alien 3 did not do this.
Some years have passed since Aliens. The ship that Ripley is on crash lands on a planet that is a prison. Ripley was in hyper-sleep when she crashed and does not know that she is the only survivor. She inspects the bodies and the ship and concludes that an alien has come with them. So she decides that they need to burn the bodies.
The introduction of the alien is pretty stupid too. The alien has nested inside of a yak that the prisoners use to transport things. This would have been a fine way of introducing the alien, but one of the prisoners finds a face hugger and blows it off. If it were me, I would have brought something that I had never seen before up to others. This may have made them aware of what is going on. Ripley also hides the fact that they are dealing with aliens, but I'm sure that this is due to people not believing her and not dumb writing.