Monday, October 4, 2010

Movie Review Monday: Resident Evil: Afterlife (3D)

Summary: While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors who want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.


Okay, got that out of my system. I guess from that, you can figure out that I kinda liked this movie :-) This film was total awesomeness on so many levels. Besides the fact that dh, my step son and I have been ginormous fans of the Capcom Resident Evil video games since the first one came out back in 1996 (damn, it was that long ago???), this movie more than met my expectations. The story line--excellent. The casting--wonderful. The special effects--unf'nbelievable.

Okay, let me back up a step and just say that I was very, VERY hesitant about seeing this movie. I have loved all the other movies in the R.E. series, but this was the first one I was seeing in 3D. In fact, this was the first 3D movie I've since way back in the day when 3D movies involved paper glasses with one side green and one red. hahaha...yes, I know. That's a long time ago. What the hell was I thinking in avoiding all these recent 3D movies? I'm seriously kicking myself in the ass for missing so many great films (ahem Avatar ahem) because I refused to go see them in 3D. Well, now I know. 3D movies FRIGGIN ROCK!

So on to the movie itself. Yet another kick ass movie with Milla Jovovich. This woman NEVER disappoints. Kuddos to her and her agent because she continues to choose films that totally kick ass, but more importantly, her performance in her films continue to kick ass. And once again, she kicks some serious ass in this film. Ali Larter (Claire Redfield) totally keeps up with Mila as her side kick, and Wentworth Miller...sigh...need I say more? This movie was full of action from the very get go with an amazingly choreographed fight scene that could easily compete with Neo and Trinity in the office building lobby in Matrix. ALL the fight scenes in this movie were nothing short of fantastic.

Besides the fact that this film was in 3D, the special effects, sets, blue screen technology, cinematography, producers, directors (can you go wrong with James Cameron?), editors, music composers, costumes designers, make-up department and on and on, were top of the line.

My rating system:

1=hated it, just wasted an hour and half of my life and I want it back damn it!
2=meh, not the worst I've ever seen, but I don't ever need to see it again
3=entertaining, maybe I'll watch it again when it comes to Netflix or cable
4=pretty awesome, I'll probably buy the DVD when it goes on sale
5=OMG, this film was kick ass awesome, it is pre-order from Amazon worthy, add to my list of favorites

I give Resident Evil Afterlife (3D) a 5

If you are a fan of science-fiction action-horror, this movie is TOTALLY for you. Not only will I buy this movie when it comes out, it makes me want to own the entire movie series. GO MILLA JOVOVICH!!!


  1. Do you recall what this is rated?? I think my son would probably like it - as long as it's PG13. For some reason I tend to like action movies better than romance or anything else. Go figure. :0

    My interview got postponed until wednesday. :(

  2. That's so funny you say that Angie, because I'm totally not into romance movies either (once in a while there have been a few to catch my interest, but for the most part...nah, action, fights, blood, gore and all that good stuff is what I like). Unfortunately, it's rated R. It does have a few scary scenes that make you jump and quite a bit of blood. Maybe in a few more years :-)

  3. It's so awesome you enjoyed the movie, Mel! I haven't been a Resident Evil fan, so I probably won't see it, but I think it's awesome you loved it - and that you saw it in 3D! The new effects are amazing. You didn't miss anything seeing Avatar in 3D, believe me (course I hated that movie, so I'm a bit biased lol). I was so impressed with Jovovich in A Perfect Getaway (after I understood her character). Gotta love Movie Monday!

  4. This movie was such a rush! I gave a review on it too and I got to say seeing it in 3D made it all the more better!

  5. That has got to be the best 3D movie i have ever seen. I mean, sure Alice was cute, and Avatar was bombastic, but Horror in 3D is how i roll!


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