David Fincher got unfairly blamed for Alien3 when it was his directorial talent that managed to salvage what was otherwise a miserably concocted film that didn't even have a script three weeks into production. Which is unfortunate because Alien3 is the one I always felt COULD HAVE been (and tried to be) the closest ancestor to the original.
Alien Resurrection, IMO, was a glossy, pretentious hollywood turd that buried the franchise, which I'm sure deep down Sigourney believes but would never admit.
I remember reading somewhere that they also hired William Gibson for a re-write and the producers hated it.
The first scene in Alien3 should have broken type with an extended action scene that had them waking up to alarms and fending off fires and a face hugger, but having it attach to the face of either hicks or newt. Then maybe they take the impregnated body into an escape pod and crash into the prison colony.
Although maybe it should't have been a prison colony and perhaps should have worked out a scenario that brings them back to the origin of the xenomorph, which this movie appears to be.
Oh well, no use crying of spilled milk. I'm just glad we're finally (well, hopefully) getting the movie the fans have wanted.
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