Resident Evil: Extinction

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Resident Evil: Extinction

Years after the Raccoon City disaster, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is on her own; aware that she has become a liability and could endanger those around her, she is struggling to survive and bring down the Umbrella Corporation led by the sinister Albert Wesker (Jason O’Mara) and head researcher Dr. Isaacs (Ian Glen). Meanwhile, traveling through the Nevada Desert and the ruins of Las Vegas, Carlos Olivera (Oded Fehr), L.J. (Mike Epps), and new survivors K-Mart (Spencer Locke), Claire Redfield (Ali Larter), and Nurse Betty (Ashanti) must fight to survive extinction against hordes of zombies, killer crows and the most terrifying creatures created as a result of the deadly T-Virus that has killed millions. – from IMDB.COM

In this third installment of Resident Evil movies, the T-Virus made by Umbrella Corporation has spread out of Raccoon City and has killed the world to extinction, leaving only a few survivors on the move as they fight for their lives. Claire Redfield (Ali Larter), leads one convoy and they go around, continually searching for survivors as well as supplies. Nearby, Alice (Milla Jovovich, from RE1 and RE2) returns, looking for survivors to save as well. She has been keeping away from Umbrella’s satellites to avoid being caught, but after a day of looking for survivors and gas for her bike, she gets discovered again because of the power she acquired while she was inside Umbrella. She then meets the convoy of Claire and saves her old friend Carlos Oliviera (Oded Fehr) from certain death from the flames after being attacked by zombie crows. Meanwhile, Dr. Isaacs (Ian Glen) is continually trying and failing to create a serum which would domesticate all the zombies affected by the T-Virus using Alice clones. After finally finding the original Alice, he plans to capture her to create the serum, but then finds out that he could be the answer to what they’re all looking for. Or so he thinks.

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It’s no secret that I love the Resident Evil game franchise. Ever since I saw my brother playing it and watched this:

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Yeah, it’s creepy but I got hooked. ;) Anyway, I loved the first movie (watched it 6 times, haha), kind of liked the second movie and I know I shouldn’t miss this third movie. Even if Jill Valentine wasn’t there anymore (and I loved that character), I’m still curious on how Alice fared. Plus Carlos Oliviera is hot. Yeahboi.

Three things about the movie:

  1. It’s shocking.
  2. It’s shocking.
  3. It’s VERY shocking.

As in BOO! kind of surprise. It’s not really scary or creepy, especially since I know that the movie is full of zombies and all, but the shock value is waaaay up there. GAH. It wasn’t even five minutes into the film and I’ve been shocked twice. Milla Jovovich does not fail being Alice, and although Ali Larter does not look like the Claire Redfield in the game (or maybe not, I didn’t get to play Code Veronica), and there was no mention of Chris in the movie, I liked her there too. I also liked this guy Mikey, the Australian geek guy that mans their satellites and their overall geeky guy, who unfortunately died a cruel death under three super zombies. Back to the shock factor, I was covering my face half the time during the movie and was forcing myself to calm down so I won’t scream my head off as I watch. Like I said, it’s very shocking.

Story-wise though, it could work a bit more. There was a story, at least some of it, but it didn’t wrap up nicely. Yeah, there may be a next movie after, but I wish the final boss could’ve died a different way. You know, with a proper rocket launcher encounter like the one in the game, or even the electrocution thing done in RE3. That would’ve worked so much better. And what happened to Claire? Well, okay, that might be for the next movie, but at least there should be a clue or something at the end!

So overall, the movie was okay. Not spectacular, not bad, just okay. The next movie (if ever there is), should do justice to all the missing parts in this movie. And have a more interesting fight at the end with the final boss.

Oh, and one final thing: Milla Jovovich’s and Ali Larter’s skins in the movie were amazing. In my officemate’s words, it was like their skins were always airbrushed. Even after fighting all those zombies and spilling all those blood while they are in the desert, not even a spot of sweat could be seen in their faces. Wow. I know it’s just make up, but I’m also curious as to what skin care products they use to get that flawless skin. Hmmm. :-?

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