Running Time: 1 hour 37 minutes
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Wentworth Miller, Ali Larter, Spencer Locke
This is the third sequel of the Resident Evil film adaptation of the video game series. It picks up right where Resident Evil: Extinction left off, with Alice (Milla Jovovich) finding her clones with a plan to take down Albert Wesker and the whole Umbrella Corporation, the ones who are responsible for causing the zombie apocalypse. Alice will lose (some of?) her supernatural powers and find Claire Redfield and her brother, Chris (the legend in the game series) in her journey for revenge.
Yes yes Leon S. Kennedy is missing again but that we should still give it one last chance…… okay, it sucked again. There is the legendary Chris Redfield in this one but it’s played Wentworth Miller, who did a terrible job and it’s probably not his fault. I absolutely disliked how they turned a brilliant zombie horror video game into a series of corny lame action sci-fi film. Reading that they are planning to make another sequel just makes me feel like assassinating these film makers, Kennedy style.
Verdict: I don’t think I would’ve liked this film even if I wasn’t a fan of the game series. The previous installment was more entertaining. However, I was quite impressed by the stunning visuals.
Favourite scene: The opening credits of the film is really artistic and that’s like the best part of the film already. Should’ve probably walked out of the cinema after that.
Film cliche 1: (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) Shoot when you gotta shoot. Run when you gotta run. Don’t talk or make out before that. Unfortunately in films, this has become a norm and there is a very good example of that in beginning of this one where Alice has a point-blank shot at Albert Wesker but just had to ask him the same boring question before getting countered back (SPOILER ENDS HERE).
Film cliche 2: (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) How could they not sense a huge-ass zombie with a huge-ass axe in the same room with them until the Asian guy dies? Must every Asian character die in every Hollywood horror movie? (SPOILER ENDS HERE)
Post-Credit Scene? Apparently there is one here with Jill Valentine (Sierra Guillory) featured but none of us stayed for it despite the awesome theme song ‘Outsider’ by Perfect Circle that was playing during the closing credits. I actually thought it was by Tool. Both bands have the same vocalist.
Best film based on a horror video game: Silent Hill.
Rating: 1.5 / 5
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Pennie Chin of pennieyensun.blogspot
Photo credits to Wen Yi.