Picking up just a few years after Extinction, Resident Evil: Afterlife finds Milla leading her army of clones in an assault on the Umbrella Corporation’s Tokyo facility. Things don’t go too well though; Wesker escapes, the clones are killed and Tokyo is blown to hell. But don’t worry… that’s just the first ten minutes!
Filmed with the same 3D Fusion Camera System as James Cameron’s Avatar, Afterlife originally provided an amazing experience in movie theaters across the country. Fortunately the movie manages to retain much of that fun and excitement for home theaters. The film is just so slick and visually stunning that it’s hard not to enjoy the experience!
Now, if you’re looking for a great story… this probably ain’t it. Elements from the video game series are shoe-horned in without any real explanation. Who’s Chris Redfield? Where did the new majini zombies come from? Why is The Executioner roaming the streets of Los Angeles? I suppose the only real answer is because Paul W. S. Anderson thought it would look cool. And it does.
Best Scene: After Wesker is shot in the head, you can actually see right into his empty skull. There’s a giant bloody hole with brains sloshing around and everything… brutal!
Worst Scene: Why was Milla stripped of her super powers? It didn’t really seem to add anything to the story. In fact, she manages to walk away from a flaming helicopter crash in the very next scene. WTF?
I’m Not Spock: Yes, i know that Milla Jovovich’s character is named Alice… and i don’t care.