You really think the direction the story went was a sound idea? It was just so disappointing, and the CGI is some of the worst I’ve ever seen. Yes, it’s the early 90s, but by ‘worst’ I still mean by the standards of that time.
It’s strengths lie with the limited directorial decisions Fincher was allowed to implement, and it certainly captures a desirable atmosphere. It’s also shot well, and there’s one or two truly terrifying scenes which are brilliantly executed. Beyond that, I still think it’s the weakest film of the series.
I simply can’t forgive them for the absolutely abysmal plot decision they made at the beginning, and the overall quality of the writing. Sure, one can rationalise it and I’ve tried to – but with each attempt I’m left frustrated at the wasted potential as well as the complete absence of likable characters. At least Resurrection was less derivative; they tried something more original than being trapped on a planet yet again.