Saturday, September 11, 2010

Resident Evil: Afterlife's only life comes from Soul Calibur (Stool)

Afterlife's "Executioner" Zombie

If the newest film in the Resident Evil saga, was actually a video game, I would have turned it off after ten minuets of playing.  I would then go sit on my front porch and wait for a dog to shit on my front lawn.  The time spent waiting for a dog would move faster than the Resident Evil: Afterlife.

The film picks up right where the last one left off.  While the opening 5 minuets is an against all odds fight scene of multiple Alices (Milla Jovovich) vs what's left of the Umbrella Corporation, there isn't even a good zombie attack until the film is at least 3/4 of the way over.

Which brings up an interesting point.  The video game company Namco may want to look into the source material for the "main zombie" of the film (an executioner type mega zombie).  While the film is based on the hit video game series by Capcom, the executioner zombie looks just like a character from Namco's Soul Calibur, Astaroth.

Soul Calibur's Astaroth
This was my very first 3-D experience.  After the initial fight scene, I pulled the glasses off periodically during the movie, and realized there really wasn't much 3-D to the film. I definitely wouldn't say that this is a must see in 3-D.

All said, Jovovich still looks just as amazing as she did in the first Resident Evil film (2002).  The film does find comic relief in Kim Coates, playing a whiny movie producer, but his character isn't introduced until the film is nearly over.

This films final grade:  D+ (Stool)

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  1. The best part of the movie was the trailer for Priest:

  2. Actually, the executioner is based upon a character from Resident Evil: Code Veronica for the Sega Dreamcast.