The "I died" bit always makes me smile too.
It's a quality gag, and one of the few that fits well with previous entries in the series.However
, I still maintain that it's a good-but-not-great movie - without any caveats or conditions like so many apply to it. None of this "good sci-fi, bad Alien" stuff.However
, basically everything sucks compared to Alien and Aliens, so that's a dishonest metric. As an admittedly unnecessary and gimmicky continuation of the Ripley story, it manages to be both an exploration of the weirder aspects of the franchise and an absolutely gorgeous funhouse ride.
And I'll defend it to the bitter end as a decent, strange, nightmarish Alien flick.