Oct 5, 2010
RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE (2010)
I can mention at least 10 similarities between thiz film and ”The Matrix” (1999)! Gun fighting Vs. a group of tactical team in a hallway, smashing into building window and firing back while it falls (with slow motion too!), bullet time technique when the villain Albert Wesker is avoiding the bullet, and even the villain character (Wesker himself) is Agent Smith look-alike! (Including the way he talks and body language) and many more. Terrible rip-off! Thiz game adaptation is a sequel of three previous movies, chronologically are “Resident Evil” (2002), “Resident Evil: Apocalypse” (2004) and “Resident Evil: Extinction” (2007). Paul W. S. Anderson takes back his command as Director. In my observation, Anderson is another “Michael Bay” type of mindless popcorn Director, who always delivers mind-blowing action with extra excessive situation and seems fully unrealistic, just like what he had shown before in “Mortal Kombat” (1995), “AVP: Alien Vs. Predator” (2004) and “Death Race” (2008).The brainless storyline follows Alice (Milla Jovovich) who continues to fight against Umbrella Corporation, which is now turning the world into zombieland. Like the tagline on the poster says, ”She’s back and she’s bringing a few of her friends”, the movie is featuring all of the original characters of game version such as Claire Redfield (Ali Larter), Chris Redfield (Wentworth Miller) and Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory) although she only appears as a Cameo at the end of the movie. There is no such a thing called character development in thiz movie, everything is flat. It is 97 minutes with a series of slow motion sequences! One thing is for sure, on the movie like thiz you even do not have to worry during the film, because the main character will never die in any circumstances. Just prepare yourself for another carousel ride!
Stars : 5/10
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