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  1. John
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    RoboCop should be on this list

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    1. Paul R
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      I think that by any reasonable yardstick, that the Matrix sequels can be said to have ruined the legacy of the first film. The second films contained so much verbal twaddle that they came over as being in contempt of the audience.

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  2. Helena
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    Alien 3 ruined the series, and then Alien Resurrection was crapped out to add insult to injury.
    I have a cousin who adores this series and we were greatly looking forward to Alien 3, not having read the reviews. Big mistake. She had this homicidal look in her eyes from the first few moments of that trash, and it only went downhill from there.
    Twenty years later, my cousin has conceded that while Twilight may be a worse story overall, nothing makes her feel quite so stabby as the way she felt when we watched Alien 3.
    Of course I argued with her. I mean, after all, when they killed off two of the surviving characters from Aliens, it was just like when they killed off Han and Luke at the beginning of The Return of the Jedi.
    Oh wait–that never happened. Because even George Lucas had enough sense not to do something that utterly stupid.

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  3. Tom Anderson
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    I don’t get the defenders of Alien 3. Exactly what part of that piece of trash, which seemed to be made up as they went along, was good? How about the girl the Ripley worked so hard to save, who is dead, her beautiful character just thrown away; the scene with a close up of the little girl’s dead eye as they rip into her body to determine cause of death, with Ripley cooing “Sorry Baby”…..

    The inexplicable bad guys showing up, lead bad guy looking just like the robot. OK. The endless chases seemingly in big circles. Ripley sacrificing herself, arms outstretched like Jesus on a cross as she is incinerated, and moments before said incineration, the alien ripping out of her stomach.

    Then the bad guys just shrug, oh well, let;’s go home!

    NO suspense, everything the characters fought for in the previous film is just carelessly thrown away, cardboard supporting characters.

    Yeah, great movie. If it was so great, why do most people hate this and the forth film and love the first two? Because the first two had style, plot, a climax, skilled directors and visionaries.

    Note to lovers of Alien 3–it doesn’t make you cool or “edgy” to like a film just because it is morose. It just makes you appear weird.

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  4. Rey
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    Agree with most of your assessments,but…”Hot off the success of the first film, a sequel, Highlander II: The Quickening.” Highlander II was made six years after the first movie, hardly “hot.” The sequel was made because of a slowly building cult following over the years (though can say I actually saw it in the theater in ’86). And, about Puss and Boots being third rate–you are crazy! Puss is the best character in the series, and his solo film was better, in my estimation, than Shrek, as it wasn’t chock full of instantly dated topical humor.

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