Looking back at David Fincher’s 1992 film debut, it’s a wonder he ever got to make another film in Hollywood. Not that it was all his fault, mind; Alien 3 had a notoriously troubled and labored production, and boy does it show. A strange setting and some weird plot twists aside, Alien 3 doesn’t have a whole lot in common with its superior predecessors; there’s none of the innovation and excitement and terror – it feels like a full-on step backwards.
Still, even with all that being said, Alien 3 isn’t quite the abomination that a lot of people claim it to be: sure, the plot is lacking, but the setting and the aesthetics are more than enough to make this an interesting entry in the series. The prison concept could have been better developed, sure, but as minor horror movie, for the most part, this works. What’s more, the director’s cut version is a great improvement on the theatrical cut, and better showcases what might’ve been if the production process hadn’t been quite so freakin’ turbulent.
Today, one of our favorite YouTubers, Oliver Harper, has released yet another epic retrospective, this time looking back at this fairly misunderstood flick. Check out some insightful commentary, little known facts, behind-the-scenes footage and many other things any Alien fan should enjoy immensely.
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW:
[via Oliver Harper]