Interesting question. I was really disappointed with Alien 3's squandering of much loved characters from Aliens. The off screen, and therefore very undramatic, deaths of Newt and Hicks just seemed to get the film off to a start in the wrong direction, and it kept going. The rest of the movie is a pretty uninspired re-run of the first movie, well shot and stylish, but with no really memorable characters or anything that expands the world of the franchise. I feel the subsequent films have been hit and miss, I vote for Covenant as my least favourite as it was just so dull, but the whole franchise could have gone in a much different direction if Alien 3 had not been such a muddled script.