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Jim Sterling takes famously "awful" films and sees the good in them.
Alien 3 is maligned as a brutal downturn after the brilliance of Aliens, and is hated for a number of narrative shifts. However, its impact on the franchise and influence on sci-fi horror cannot be understated -- and it is, in many ways, the best Alien movie of them all.
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