This thread is for those of us in the minority who actually liked Alien 3. I count myself among the film's fans. I find it my second favorite in the series, right under Ridley Scott's original. I think Alien 3 is a wonderful change of pace after James Cameron's boisterous Aliens. I liked the return to the claustrophobic feel of the first movie. A small group of people versus one Alien. I know I'm in the vast minority, but I never really liked Cameron's Aliens all that much. I preferred the pace and structure of Ridley Scott's film, and David Fincher's Alien 3 hearkens back to the feel of it. It's a complex film, with subtleties that you begin to pick up on with repeated viewings. Also, you have the advantage of David Fincher's dazzling visual style. The Alien POV shots are very cool. As for criticism, the CGI Alien is not very convincing, but the physical puppet Alien looks great! The shot of Ripley up against the wall with the Alien six inches from her face is a great, great moment, an image that has stuck with me in the years since I first saw the trailer. I know as well that the film was rather botched by studio meddling, but it turned out rather well I thought. It would be even better if Fox would go back and restore the many cut scenes to flesh out the characters and create a more cohesive narrative. I'm hoping than an Alien 3 Director's Cut is on the way and I'm sure that Fincher would want to participate since he was shafted by the execs the first time around. If anyone else appreciates this movie, please don't be afraid to admit it! This is the place to express affection for Alien 3. My appy polly logies if a similar thread already exists, but typing the world "Alien" in the search box brings up about 3 million threads.