Species III (2004)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Sci-Fi Horror  |   Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Species III takes the low-budget dive that most genre sequels are used to, especially when the series gets to film number three. The super junky title credits that look like they cost about 20 bucks set up the rest of the film resoundingly well, showing off a nonexistent budget that will later translate into full-bodied monster suits filmed behind carefully placed obstructions time and again. While the second film turned out to be a cheese-flavored gas dressed up as serious sci-fi, this third entry plays its premise too straight-faced as the filmmakers try to inject feeling and needless plot into a film that's basically silly monsters hunting down another super hot silly monster just to get their rocks off. There is one surreal sex sequence between two aliens that shows promise, but it's gone before it really gets juiced up. A few nice gore moments are there for the horror crowd, though the blatantly tacked on "feel good" ending feels more like a setup for a TV show than anything else.