The idea that the entire film is a cryo-nightmare though, is plain nonsense.
At the end of the day, it's just my own 'personal interpretation' of how I choose to view both ALIENS sequels, as a way to make them more of a fun re-watch for myself every now and then, without having ALL the main characters killed off along the way.
But there's certainly aspects of ALIEN 3 which I've really grown to appreciate over the years, especially in 15MaF's particular re-edit.
And while there's nothing within the narrative of the movie which conclusively makes the whole thing a cryo-chamber 'nightmare', I just find it impossible to look on it as an actual continuation of ALIENS due to ONE particular thing....no, not the 'mystery egg'....nor the white 'Sulaco' lettering....nor the different 'Newt' actress (which isn't a problem for me, to be honest)
....but due to the completely re-designed 'cryo-chambers' themselves, compared to those where we last left 'Ripley & Co.' asleep. That's the real sticking point for me ultimately in the continuity stakes, and one I'm content not to let slide.
That, and the fact that I intend to ALTER the narrative of ALIEN 3 and ALIEN RES for my own re-watch purposes eventually, to confirm that both movies are definitely cryo-sleep 'nightmares' right from the off, plain nonsense or not.