Milla Jovovich reprises her role as Alice in this latest installment of the RESIDENT EVIL franchise. The disaster of the Raccoon City experiment by the Umbrella Corporation has caused a worldwide outbreak of the deadly T-Virus. Those who haven't been infected find themselves constantly on the go moving from one location to another. Alice moves and works alone. That is until she rescues a caravan of survivors under attack from a swarm of mutated crows in the deserts of Nevada not far from Las Vegas. The group includes former friends of Alice's, Carlos Olivera (Oded Fehr) and L.J. (Mike Epps) and the leader of the group Claire Redfield (Ali Carter). Alice has evidence of a possible safe haven in Alaska and convinces the group to go there. But first they have to get gas in Las Vegas and the things in Vegas don't necessarily just stay in Vegas anymore.
I was a little disappointed by RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION. I was looking forward to an epic battle between the survivors and the zombies or at least between those at the Umbrella Corporation. Actually, I would have settled for just a bunch of cool action sequences. Unfortunately, there isn't a whole lot of that going on. There are a few minor skirmishes here and there. There's also a lot of build-up to what's supposed to be a huge battle, but it never happens.
I had assumed that RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION was going to be the final film in this video-game based trilogy, but the movie is so heavy on character development and ends with such a strange twist that at least one other film must be planned. The film does have a decent amount of blood and gore for those who like those things, but it isn't as excessive as it is in the video games or previous movies (there's violence, but not just as much).
Those who have seen the previous RESIDENT EVIL films will probably at least want to watch RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION. Also, even though she doesn't have too much screen time, the movie is worth watching for Ali Carter. Of course, there's also Milla Jovovich, too.
Although I wasn't a fan of the first two films in the series, I decided to get this because it was recommended to me by a friend. Needless to say I wasn't disappointed. If you're after a popcorn "horror" flick with a difference then this is certainly the film for you. I placed the word horror in quotation marks for a reason. I use the word horror in the classic context of something that is genuinely menacing, intimidating and is destined to give you nightmares e.g. The first Nightmare … more
There's a certain pointlessness to my reviewing RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION. First, this is not the kind of movie that anyone thought would win Oscar's in the first place. Second, people who REALLY want to see it will do so regardless of what anyone says and third, I had never seen the first two. However, I do feel it's worth noting that there were fits of surprising competence in the film, which plays like THE ROAD WARRIOR meets...well...a video game. Despite the utter unoriginality … more
The third installment in the massively popular film series based on Capcom's zombie horror/science fiction games,Resident Evil: Extinctionbrings the world to an end, not with a whimper but a bang, as Milla Jovovich's Alice pits her bio-organic superskills against armies of the undead in a post-apocalyptic Las Vegas. Also on hand is a more grown-up version of the games' Claire Redfield (played byHeroes' Ali Larter), who leads a convoy of humans (among themResident Evilvets Oded Fehr and Mike Epps, who reprise their roles as Carlos and LJ, as well as newcomers Ashanti and Spencer Locke) in search of sanctuary; meanwhile, sinister Umbrella Corporation scientist Dr. Sam Isaacs (Iain Glen) seeks a cure for the zombie virus outbreak via Alice's blood, which he taps via a lab full of clones. Subtlety has never been theResident Evilseries' strong suit, but it's hard to argue againstExtinction's breakneck pace and impressive CG special effects; director Russell Mulcahy (theHighlanderseries) lends a lot of verve to the proceedings, and the script by producer Paul W.S. Anderson pulls in agreeable touches fromThe Road WarriorandDay of the Dead. A hit during the summer of 2007,Extinctionshould please series devotees and action-horror fans alike; the DVD includes commentary by Mulcahy, Anderson, and co-producer Jeremy Bolt, as well as several making-of featurettes, and a glimpse at the next entry in theResident Evilfranchise, the CG-onlyDegeneration.-- Paul ...