Resident Evil - Extinction
Director: Russell Mulcahy
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, Ali Larter, Iain Glen
Based on a video game. Woo-oo Woo-oo. Those words are a big ol’ red flag and rightfully so. While scantly few books have been able to turn into good movies, no video games can boast a successful leap to the big screen. That’s not from lack of trying, lest we forget Mario Brothers, Doom, Tomb Rader etc.
This movie looks like a video game and I’m sure in the future games will look this good. Unfortunately, with video game movies it’s just watching someone else play a video game and sometimes that can be frustrating. In the end you just think spending that time playing the game would ultimately be more satisfying.
Resident Evil, while certainly not groundbreaking, at least can say it’s not the worst transfer. Before going any further I must say eight words: zombies, leggy leading lady, undead crows, video game. Those of you who hear those words and want more… have we got the movie for you. Otherwise you need not concern yourself with this film, or review… enjoy your day.
The rest of you? Well, you already know this is the third installment in the sexy zombie killer franchise. Milla is back in Raccoon city and there are but few non-zombies left on Earth. With some heavy “Mad Max” homage shots, a few survivors in a caravan make their way through a zombie infested desert. There’s a mad scientist, lot’s of mutant zombies and perhaps a little too much dialogue.