'It’s fair to say that the Alien franchise has had a tough time of late. Pushed to breaking point by countless ill-judged cinematic spin-offs, before being ultimately undermined by Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.
The theory was then, that by taking us back to Hadley’s Hope – the ill-fated colony of James Cameron’s Aliens – the series might be returned to its former glories. Alas, that’s far from the case.' 2/5