RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D
Experience a new dimension in action horror as director Paul W.S. Anderson uses the 3D technology pioneered by James Cameron and Vincent Pace to take movie lovers on a nightmare thrill-ride. It's been five years since the zombie virus swept across the globe, and Alice (Milla Jovovich) is still traveling tirelessly in search of survivors. When the Umbrella Corporation ratchets up the stakes, an old friend turns up to lend Alice a helping hand. Rumor has it that some survivors have found sanctuary in Los Angeles, but when Alice and friends show up they find the city overrun with zombies, and quickly realize they've stumbled into a diabolical trap. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Director: Paul Anderson
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Shawn Roberts, Sergio Peris-Mencheta.
Release Date: Sep 10, 2010
Rated: Sequences of strong violence and language
Runtime: 1 hr. 40 min.
There are plenty of unexplainable events in the world but none boggles the mind more than the Resident Evil franchise. How and why it’s made it to 4 films and why I’m there ever opening weekend. I don’t know, maybe I find Milla Jovovich terribly likable and think she could be a stellar action heroine for this generation. I keep hoping that someday she’ll find the right project and really make something impressive, after The Fifth Element of course. I’ve now sat through Ultraviolet and all these Resident Evil movies, even rewatched the first 3 films of this series, 2nd one gets closest to the actual video game feel. I’ve been a fan of the Resident Evil series since I first played the game back in college and it’s always seem like the type of game that would work impressively well on film. Sadly, Paul W. Anderson was given the keys to the car and never really had much interest in anything, outside of token moments, close to faithfulness. With Anderson at the helm the series we got lots of slowmo and lots of pointlessness. The plot is incredibly pointless, they take care of the hook from the last movie in the first 10 minutes and then just go on about their business. The reason for this film to exist is simply to showcase James Cameron’s 3D tech without the Smurfs. As a tech demo for 3D it’s a massive success. There is no reason to see this movie in 2D because if you do you’ll be left with nothing but a strange feeling of being robbed of time and money. So my answer is spend more money on higher price tickets? Yeah kind of, the only reason to see this movie is to see what an action movie would look in proper 3D. The action sequences are all set up well and Anderson’s overuse of slowmo lets you appreciate the experience. Speaking about anything else like acting or story is pointless as there is nothing else to this movie but 3D action.