Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) planned to return to Earth after the terrifying incident on the planet they battled those terrifying aliens and especially the fact that the queen alien was in their starship nearly killing the survivors.
Their ship accidentally crashes on a nearby planet which is used for prisoners composed of former murderers and rapists.
Ripley is the only survivor in the ship while the rest were killed in the ship including Newt.
What Ripley didn't realise was that the queen laid some eggs and a dog is the victim for the creatures to attach to on it's face and implant an egg inside of it.
An alien hatches out of the dog's chest and she feasts on the people on the planet.
Ripley discovers that an egg is implanted in her as well and is asked to be killed but she has to help the people out by finding a way to destroy the creature as they are all empty handed and no weapons to protect them from this thing.
There's a promising opening with the opening credits showing outerspace which looked good and dark and then the ship with Ripley inside and then those little alien creatures that plants an egg inside it's victim. Nice shots on the legs slowly creeping up.
There's a great setting with the ship crashing on the planet and crew members who are on the planet looking for any survivors.
A character named Andrews announces his speech about a woman on board on the planet to the inmates as it does not leave you a good impression as you know they plan to do Ripley harm. This person seemed a little insane while doing this.
The story is very sad when Newt and the others drowned during the crash giving that scene a nice touch to start off the story about the dangers of those terrifying creatures.
The cremation scene was well done. Meanwhile we spot a rottweiler since it spotting some of the creatures about to grab a hold on this dog's face reacting in pain when the queen alien is about to hatch and there's a perfect shot of the baby alien aline as well as the camera driving away from the dead dog while the queen runs away.
There's a real effective sequence when Ripley tries to get aquainted with an inmate named Dillon he warns her of not wanting to know him due to his crimes which was strongly put into the story.
There's a real perfect setting with an inmate screeching out by singing to his work in an air conditioning sort of place with a 9 foot fan and showing great expressions when he first encounters the alien attacking him. Great shots on the alien.
A scene I enjoyed was when Ripley was about to be rape by some inmates but Dillon saves her and then a great aggression on her by punching out the inmite who started this.
We also have great camera shots of the alien leaping up and attacking her victims.
We have a perfect moment when Ripley and hooks up to talk to a broken up Bishop since he's an android that was dismantled as she asks him if there's an alien on board and he tells her the terrifying bad news.
There's a moment that really makes you jumps when the alien crashes in during a silent discussion between Ripley and Clemens. A real suspenseful shot when the alien comes face to face with her.
Dillon shows courageous strength making a speech about battling the queen to the inmates as this was well written in.
We have perfect camera shots of the queen running after the cast playing the inmates, as well as a camera running towards them, as they try to trap it and other stuff like that.
Dillon also shows great aggression towards battling the queen as well which looked good and graphic to watch this with all the struggling and battling too.
There's a real surprise close to the ending involving what we may think is the android Bishop approaching Ripley but that would be a spoiler if I told you the work on that one.
Bottom line is that the direction in this movie saves the film from being below average.
Originally there was a 2-part comic book based after Aliens which was going to be made into this movie with Newt as a grown-up and the aliens were brought to Earth which would've been a better story but the writer had a dream about this one so decided to make it like this.
You could tell that the producers didn't put alot of effort into this one like the previous two were but it did have good effects nonetheless but apart from that this one bites. This was sad and a disappointment to any of the fans on the previous flicks.
The acting is still good which makes up from a rough plot. Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley) co-produced this one apart from reprising her role in it and still does a great job and knows how to act as tough as nails with her part like always since she did in the last couple films. She also does a good job by showing sad emotions when there's devastating news when the story is starting off. Also shows some great fearful expressions like always as well as getting demanding and temperamental when she had to do this too. Offers great forceful blocking as well as blowing a perfect swing against an onscreen rapist which she brought it together energetically at full force. She still has what it takes to portray this role.
Charles Dutton (Dillon) was also great as a bad ass inmate but yet a protective one helping out with the dangers. He was perfect with his blunt and aggressive attitude along with knowing on his blocking whenever he performed a brawling incident especially. He was also believeably courageous as well as coming across perfectly with his no nonsense atitude. Does well with his loud booming voice commanding the other onscreen inmates making a good commander type.
Charles Dance (Clemens) shows a nice serious focus on what he was saying towards others and really to the point. Shows a nice mellow and patient attitude in which he came across as believeably likeable and trustworthy by how he shows off his actions. I quite enjoyed on what he did within all that he did in his part. Had the perfect slim appeal for this role which really does a great description on the kind of person he was.
We have an impressive performance by the late British actor Brian Glover (Andrews) as an inmate as well and does a great job at being intimidating. He does a great job by being loud with whatever he had to say to the others coming across as someone whom you wouldn't want to cross or he could go berserk. SHows off great powerful energy as well as coming across as perfectly arrogant when he is unhappy with a situation. Had the perfect looks for this role too.
Danny Webb (Morse) had an effective supporting role as a screeching one in the cast who is a hyperactive and intense type coming across as perfectly annoying that you'd almost feel like smacking him for getting on your nerves. Packs a great punch by just acting crazy as well as showing perfect crazed wide eyed expressions too. He was a ball of energy.
A baby queen alien bursts out of a rottweilers chest.
A prisoner is slaughtered by a big fan when he was attacked by their queen
A corpse is revealed chewed up and bloodied.
Blood splurts out of an inmate after being attacked by the queen.
The queen is chewing away on one of the main prisoners halfway through the film and ripping his intestines out.
Bishop II ear is sliced.
Some blood here and there
The music was composed by Elliott Goldenthal as his music is very well composed like in any of the movies here. He performed a superb opening to the film too. There's great echoey harmonising cold type of chants for the opening credits as this shines off and very memorable. Also some sad type of violin playing for when corpses are being tossed in a fire pit adding perfect timing for all of this. Alot of other decent fast paced orchestral music for the struggles against the alien creature.
Computer Voice: Stasis interrupted. Fire in cryogenic compartment. Repeat, fire in cryogenic compartment. All personnel report to emergency escape vehicle launch pod. Deep-space flight will commence in T-minus twenty seconds.
Andrews: This is Rumor Control. Here are the facts!
Ripley: What makes you think they're gonna care about a bunch of lifers who found God at the ass end of space?
Ripley: Are you attracted to me?
Clemens: In what way?
Ripley: In *that* way.
Clemens: You're very direct.
Ripley: I've been out here a long time.
[Ripley gets out of bed naked]
Ripley: Are you going to get me some clothes, or should I just go like this?
Clemens: Given the nature of our indigenous population, I would suggest clothes. None of the men here have seen a woman in years.
[under his breath]
Clemens: Neither have I, for that matter.
Andrews: Let me see if I have this correct, Left Tenant: it's an 8-foot creature of some kind with acid for blood, and it arrived on your spaceship. It kills on sight, and is generally unpleasant. And of course, you expect me accept all this, your word.
Ripley: No, I don't expect anything.
Andrews: Quite a story, Mr Aaron.
Aaron: Right sir, it's a beauty. Never heard anything quite like it sir.
Andrews: Expect not.
Ripley: How about levelling with me? Well, when I asked how you got assigned here you avoided the question. Then when I asked about the prison ID tattooed on the back of your head you ducked me again.
Clemens: It's a long, sad story. More than a little melodramatic.
Ripley: Try me.
Clemens: [smiles] If you insist. After my student years, despite the fact that I had become secretly addicted to morphine, I was considered to be most promising. A man with a future. Then during my first residency I did a thirty-six hour stretch on an ER. So I went out and I got more than a little drunk. Then I got called back. A boiler had blown in a fuel plant and there were thirty casualties. And eleven of them died. Not as a result of the accident but because I prescribed the wrong dosage of painkiller. And I got seven years in prison and my licence reduced to a 3C.
Clemens: At least I got off the morphine.
[Dillon saves Ripley from being raped]
Dillon: You better get outta here! I gotta "re-educate" some of the brothers!
[all the prisoners call Aaron "85"]
Ripley: What's this "eighty-five" thing?
David: A couple of us sneaked a look at his personnel file the day he arrived. It's his IQ.
[Ripley is looking for the alien]
Ripley: Don't be afraid, I'm part of the family.
[to the Alien]
Ripley: You've been in my life so long, I can't remember anything else.
Andrews: I'm afraid we'll have to assume that there's a good chance this simple bastard has murdered them!
Dillon: Now you DON'T know that! He's never lied to me! He's crazy, he's a fool, but he's NOT a liar!
Dillon: I wanna get this thing, and I need you to do it! And if it won't kill you, then maybe that helps us fight it!
Ripley: We waste this thing, then you take care of me.
Dillon: No problem. Quick, easy and painless!
[Ripley and David are fetching Quinitricetyline for coating the prison tunnels]
David: I saw a drum of this stuff fall into a beach head bunker once. The blast put a tug in dry dock for seventeen weeks. Great stuff!
Dillon: Watch your step, brother
Ripley: This is a maximum security prison, and you have no weapons of any kind?
Andrews: We have some carving knives in the abbatoir, a few more in the mess hall. Some fire axes scattered about the place - nothing terribly formidable.
Ripley: That's all?
Andrews: We're on the honor system.
Ripley: Then we're fucked.
Dillon: You'd just better be right about that thing not wanting you. Because if it wants out, that's how it's going to go: through that alcove, through you.
Dillon: There's nothing "for sure" in this place.
Dillon: I don't like losing a fight. Not to nobody, not to nothing. That thing out there's already killed half my men and got the other half scared shitless. Now as long as it's alive, sister, you're not going to save any universe.
Dillon: You're all gonna die. The only question is how you check out. Do you want it on your feet? Or on your fuckin' knees... begging? I ain't much for begging! Nobody ever gave me nothing! So I say *fuck* that thing! Let's fight it!
Dillon: Do you have any faith, sister?
Ripley: Not much.
Dillon: We've got a lot of faith here. Enough even for you.
Ripley: I thought women weren't allowed.
Dillon: Well, we've never had any before. But we tolerate anybody. Even the intolerable.
Dillon: Why? Why are the innocent punished? Why the sacrifice? Why the pain? There aren't any promises. Nothing certain. Only that some get called, some get saved. She won't ever know the hardship and grief for those of us left behind. We commit these bodies to the void with a glad heart. For within each seed, there is a promise of a flower, and within each death, no matter how small, there is always a new life. A new beginning. Amen.
[Searching for the Alien]
David: Here, kitty, kitty, kitty!
David: This thing is really pissed off!
Dillon: [while fighting it, the alien slashes Dillon's intestines out] Come on, is that the best you've got?
Bishop II: Ripley! Think of all that we can learn from it! It's the chance of a lifetime, you must let me have it!
Ripley: [voice rising over static] ... Ash, Captain Dallas. Cargo and ship destroyed. I should reach the frontier in about six weeks. With a little luck, the network will pick me up. This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.