3. 'Alien 3' (1992)
"Alien 3" isn't that bad. But it will go down as the movie that made me the angriest as a child. Because Fox marketing had released a kick-ass teaser trailer that riffed on the ad for the original film, promising that "In 1979, we discovered that in space no one can hear you scream. In 1992, we will discover on earth, everyone can hear you scream." BUT THE MOVIE NEVER GOES TO EARTH.
If you watch the behind-the-scenes materials on the "Alien" box set, you'll see that the threequel was plagued with problems. Dozens of screenplays were developed and ultimately abandoned.
Shortly before director David Fincher was hired, an entirely different version of the movie was being readied under the stewardship of Vincent Ward that would have taken place in an outer space monastery, on a wooden planet. Instead, we get Fincher's prison planet, full of cons we don't care about. Dark, depressing, and confusingly cast with a bunch of bald British people who all look exactly the same, "Alien 3" was seemingly a nightmare for everyone involved. For those who want to see what Fincher's version of the movie would have looked like without all that studio interference, take a look at the much-better "assembly cut" on that same Blu-ray set.