Resident Evil: Extinction
February 23, 2010
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Director: Russell Mulcahy
Writer: Paul W.S Anderson
Producers: Paul W.S Anderson/Jeremy Bolt/Robert Kulzer/Bernd Eichinger/Samuel Hadida
Starring: Milla Jovovich/Ali Larter/Ashanti/Oded Fehr
BBFC Certification: 15
Duration: 95 minutes
I’ve now watched Resident Evil and Resident Evil: Apocalypse which were both good movies in their own way. Resident Evil: Extinction, however, is the odd one out in the series as this isn’t even remotely good. Resident Evil’s heroine Alice, along with a group of survivors from Raccoon City, attempt to travel across the desert wilderness to Alaska to escape a zombie apocalypse. The story lacks a lot of everything, I could even go so far to say that there is no story at all as it is yet again pretty much the same as its last two movies. It has nothing to do with the games whatsoever so Resident Evil gamers will definitely find this movie disappointing. There were one or two great action sequences which kept you awake such as the fight in Las Vegas and the crows but otherwise it is yet again to impress the younger audience. The last two had something to do with the games but this one didn’t, it just threw references at you just to remind you that the movie is Resident Evil such as Claire Redfield, Albert Wesker and the Tyrant from the first Resident Evil game.
The acting was above average except for Milla Jovovich who managed to brighten up this dull and boring movie a little. Ali Larter who played Claire Redfield was average as was the rest of the cast. There are so many problems with this movie but one of the main problems is that you couldn’t care for the characters at all, not even for Alice. Resident Evil: Extinction has made a silly twist to the story of the movie series and has an even sillier ending. The start of the movie was surprisingly promising but in the end, disappointed. Everything about the movie could have been improved, even the make-up and design for the zombies but the worst case for this is the Tyrant near the end of the movie, it wasn’t anywhere near scary or believable.
I’d recommend that you catch it on television and not buy or pay the money to rent this. It’s by far the worst in the series, it wrecks the movie series entirely and what’s worse? There’s a fourth one on the way. Don’t worry, George A. Romero, you are still the King of Zombie Movies.