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The alien sequel that doesn’t deserve all the hate

I know Alien 3 is far from a perfect movie, and I understand some of the hate. It is well documented that production was a nightmare. There were rewrites, reshoots, SFX issues, terrible test screenings – you name it, and David Fincher had to deal with it. Somehow, despite all that, Fincher has delivered a moody film so depressing you almost need a prescription for Zoloft to finish it.

Maybe it’s the hopeless nihilist in me, but every now and then you need a movie that highlights the meaninglessness of existence. If you want a happy ending, go watch it Star Wars or Avengers. But if you want a dark movie that would send Barney the Dinosaur seeking therapy, Alien 3 is the movie for you.