Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
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Watched this for an assignment... Reckon I might have to check out the rest of the series. Pretty awesome stuff. Not brilliant, of course, but entertaining.
If you just take this series for what it is and nothing more, you will enjoy these films.
Resident Evil: Extinction, the third in the series, is slim on plot, but not on action, and it skips ahead to Mad Max-style postapocalypse without passing Go or collecting its 200$. As usual, I can't quite tell if this (or any other element, really) is because that's how the game franchise rolls or what. I'm just not enough of a gamer. I'm taking these as a watcher of movies and that's it. Well, as a movie, it kind of ignores the promises made in the previous one's conclusion, but only kind of. Alice doesn't become a sleeper agent for the Umbrella Corporation, but their attempts to control her remotely are part of the plot here. (Now THIS one's got a doozy of a cliffhanger!) Carlos is back, but Valentine is not, replaced by Heroes' Ali Larter as Claire, showing you have a much better chance of surviving the T-virus if you're a badass babe. Some good zombie attack action in the desert (question: if the whole world has been turned into a desert, why does the movie need to take place in Nevada, which already looks like that?), simple but bold world-building, and though I wouldn't say Extinction is on the same level as his Razorback, director Russell Mulcahy knows how to light for horror, keeping one foot still in the genre even if it's essentially an action series.
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