Director: David Fincher
Writers: David Giler, Walter Hill, Larry Ferguson, Vincent Ward, Dan O’Bannon (characters), Ronald Shusett (characters)
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Paul McGann, Brian Glover, Ralph Brown, Danny Webb, Christopher John Fields, Holt McCallany, Lance Henricksen
Many were disappointed with the third film in the “Alien” series, with good reason. When I originally saw it in theaters, I enjoyed it; but it didn’t have the substance behind it established by its predecessors. The mother and company themes were sprinkled into its plot, but hardly featured heavily into its execution, which was more concerned with creating a situation where a limited number of people without any weapons were trapped to be hunted down by a new type of alien. That alone made for an exciting movie, but it wasn’t something amazing.