Species III (Unrated Edition)
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The effects are decent, with some great gore moments, and the creatures, while cheesy as can be, fit in with the film very well. The action is a little hokey, but over all, it works.
I saw the R-rated cut, and while all the violence was intact, there is about one minute more of nudity in the unrated cut. How there could be more, I have no idea, because the Sara and Amelia's breasts are on display for a good portion of the films running time. If you want a cheesy, but entertaining B-grade Sci Fi flick, there are worse things you can get, although I would suggest getting the first movie instead. But if you've already seen Species 1 and 2, check out part 3. I do think they would have been better off doing a TV series than this movie, but either way, I have a feeling that if this does alright we will probably end up with a Species 4.
It is one of the best SciFi channel pictures I've seen in awhile. Although the story is a little unbalanced, what with a scientist hoping to create a pure alien breed that would almost definitely destroy humanity, you actually pull for the lead characters in this flick. Sunny Mabrey does an excellent job as Sara, the offspring of Eve who has achieved a near-perfect genetic build to survive on Earth. Robert Knepper is good as the slightly mad scientist who hopes to create a perfect being. The young man who assists him and eventually becomes the focus of the film is convincingly hesistant in helping Knepper.
The film plods along for the first half hour or so, but once Sara breaks from her cocoon and the half-breeds start seeking her out, things pick up. One alien in particular, Amelia, gets pretty nasty in her hunt for Sara. A male half-breed also does a number on Knepper, the grad student, and Sara.
Much like the original "Species," this sequel has plenty of nudity and sex to appease the appetites of viewers, but it isn't the focal point of the film.
The special effects are very good, especially considering that SciFi channel had a hand in this production. The aliens might be people in rubber suits for the most part, but that only adds to the realism of the creatures. In fact, the only real glaring failure in this flick is when the CGI kicks in. CGI looks fake, no matter what people think.Read more ›
In the first film, a distant planet sent a genetic sequence to Earth, which proved a luring recipe for disaster for a team of scientists who followed the instructions and wound up creating Syl (Natasha Henstridge). In no time at all, Syl grew into a creature who looks much of the time like an incredibly beautiful woman, driven to reproduce with - and kill - any human males she deems appropriate. In Species 2, a clone of the original Syl mated with an astronaut. Species 3 starts with a dying Syl giving birth to a child, who is swiftly appropriated and hidden away by Dr. Abbott (Robert Knepper), a university professor who is avidly curious and singularly nonjudgmental. With the self-named Sarah growing as an adult (Sunny Mabrey) in a couple of days, Dr. Abbott needs a bit of help and hires student Dean (Robin Dunne) to help him come up with a set of eggs. It seems that Syl left behind a legacy of decaying half-breeds who want Sarah to mate with them and continue their line. Meanwhile, the half-breeds aren't above some turmoil, and since Sarah comes from a lethal line herself ...
Ben Ripley's script goes in various unexpected directions, so that Sarah's conduct is truly unpredictable - we really don't know if she will be good or vicious in any given circumstances.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After watching Species III I think it wasn't that bad at all. Better than Species II but obviously not on the same level as the first movie. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Adamo
A bit of a cheesy follow up to the first two, that's for sure. Had a hard time getting into it. The last 30 minutes are probably the best of the whole movie. Worth a watch.Published 3 months ago by Bertram Kohlgraf
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