I for one had no problem with the death of the certain character in Alien 3, the problem was the revival in Alien 4 for me.
I have rewatched Prometheus 2 times, and feel really sad since there is potential for a good movie there if they had worked more (or less) on the scripted and for example made the characters of the movie where better and that they skipped that engineer = Space Jockey. Now it feels like a fan service gone really bad.
I didn't mind Ripley's death in Alien 3. It made sense for the story they had. I just despised Newt and Hicks getting killed off in the opening credits. It made everything she fought for so hard in Aliens mean nothing.
A simple rewrite would make that movie 100X better for me. In the beginning, the Facehugger enters Ripley's pod and infects her. The Sulaco detects it and ejects her pod and hers alone. She crashes on the planet. Hicks, Newt and Bishop continue on their way and wake up back at Earth having no idea where Ripley is or what happened to her. The rest of the movie plays out the same but it no longer gives a huge middle finger in the opening credits.
Also, in light of the moderator's warning earlier, I want to make clear. I dislike Alien 3 and have extremely mixed feelings on the prequels but I know other people feel differently and that's fine. I'm not that
intense in my feelings about the movies.