Out of all the four original Alien films, this one is my favorite. I know a lot of people consider this to be the least good of all the original films, but for me, it's the Alien film I always wanted. It combines the dark, gothic chills of the first film with the gleefully over-the-top gore of the second film to make for what is easily the most gruesome film in the Alien series. Some people hated it for this reason, but I thought that was its greatest quality. Director David Fincher does an excellent job wrapping up what was supposed to be a trilogy, complete with a horrific twist ending that just felt perfect. The new alien looked awesome, with greater speed and even more teeth. The cinematography was awesome, giving us some great shots from the alien's point of view while it runs. The sets were breathtaking, and they really captured the nihilistic tone of the movie. The musical score was very smooth and dark, with good ups-and-downs to the tune and some elements that sounded really perilous and grim. I liked how they continued the evolution of Ripley, seeming to become more determined, strong, and relatable with each film. The plot was also well-rendered, with metaphors regarding Heaven, Hell, the devil, and other religious elements. And the script is much less clichéd than it was in the second film, returning to the grim seriousness of the first film. My only real problem with it is the sound mixing; the music and echoing often muffles the dialogue between the characters, and I had to turn on subtitles. But that alone cannot bring down a movie like this. Although many people will be turned away by its increased gore and nihilism over the previous films, I consider it the best for all its dark traits.