November 26, 1997
Rated R for strong sci-fi violence and gore, some grotesque images, and language
It has been 200 years since the destruction of the alien species and the death of Ellen Ripley. However, through the genetic reengineering of oblivious scientists, she has been brought back to life, queen alien and all. Now, the scientists are reproducing a new breed of aliens, deadlier and smarter than the originals. And they have just escaped.
Along with a group of smugglers, Ripley must once again face the creatures that sought to destroy...
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For two movies, people sat on the edge of their seats as Ripley fought the most horrifying aliens ever created, waiting for her to reach home and be free of the menaces that sought to destroy her. In Alien, she single-handedly destroyed the sole alien that had killed her crew. It was ludicrous that she would return to fight in Aliens, but the result was more than satisfying. Alien 3 came next, and everything that had made the Alien franchise so excellent was destroyed. Ripley died, Newt died, and the formula was as unoriginal as they get. Full movie review »