10 Movies That Pissed Off Audiences Right Away

10. Alien 3

Sigourney Weaver Alien 3
20th Century Fox

Alien 3 is a divisive film for many, many reasons, but none more so than the flabbergastingly wrong-headed decision to kill off the much-loved characters of Newt (Carrie Henn) and Hicks (Michael Beihn) in the opening scene of the damn movie.

As if earning stunningly lame off-screen deaths, when a facehugger queen breaches their escape pod, wasn't bad enough, it happens in the first 10 minutes of the film, ensuring Alien 3 is a miserable slog right from the jump.

In fairness, fans have mellowed on the film quite a bit in the near-three decades since its release, and Sigourney Weaver's performance as Ripley is once again terrific.

But taking the brilliant character dynamics of James Cameron's predecessor and throwing them in the bin so aggressively was an easy way to leave fans sour from the very beginning.

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