Antti Viklund’s review:
It's all right (the longer cut) but I've always disliked the direction they went with the franchise. Getting rid of the rest of characters from ALIENS was a really bad mistake in my opinion. I recall reading some script treatment by William Gibson where Hicks and Bishop were the main characters in some space station. I would have much rather preferred something like that. I think it was the same time Renny Harlin was still attached to the project. There are some good character actors in the movie though... Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister from GoT) and Charles S. Dutton are both quite good.