Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

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While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.


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9 August 2011 | evilresident097
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| Eh, it's got its moments.
Plot: As Alice (Milla Jovovich) continues her fight against the nefarious Umbrella Corporation, she meets up with a group of survivors in Los Angeles, who are trying to reach the safe haven known as Arcadia.

So far, here's how the series has done, in my opinion: the first was great, the second was horrible, and the third, though somewhat laughable, was still entertaining. After seeing this one though, I think the series is starting to go downhill again. The movie delivers basically what you could expect: tons of zombie-killing action, some cardboard cutout characters, and a useless story. Afterlife succeeds in all of this.

Aside from the lead performance by Jovovich, I could hardly care less for any of the other actors. One of the unfortunately bad performances actually goes to Wentworth Miller, who played an agonizingly hollow Chris Redfield. And the story needed a complete re-do, because it was almost pointless. One example is the use of the Executioner from the game series. Though I thought his fight with Alice and Claire was cool, I was completely puzzled as to what his purpose in the movie was.

It does do well in the action sequences, including an awesome, though short, standoff on a rooftop. But some of the action is overdrawn thanks to the ridiculously large amount of slow-motion. If they ran the movie without slow-mo, I bet the movie would lose half of its running time. XD I also liked the soundtrack by media boys tomandandy and the film's use of 3D really helped during some of the more intense moments.

Overall it does have its perks and the 3D's good, but this is nothing more than a one-trick pony. Believe me; I'm a big fan of the games, and even I was disappointed.

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Trivia

Wentworth Miller jokingly admits he was nervous about his character Chris Redfield being similar to his Prison Break (2005) character Michael Scoffield: in both cases, he is in a prison and his first lines are "I know a way out of here".


Quotes

Alice: My name is Alice. I worked for the Umbrella Corporation in a secret laboratory developing experimental viral weaponry. There was an incident. A virus escaped. Everybody died. Trouble was, they didn't stay dead. This was the start of an apocalypse ...


Goofs

(at around 8 mins) During the opening battle at the Tokyo Umbrella division, Alice throws a sword through the head of a guard and despite it penetrating the guard's head to just a few inches shy of the hilt, it does not penetrate through the back of the guard's head, which is incorrectly regarded as a goof because we see a bullet strike the sword, breaking the blade, as Alice spins through the air, making the sword almost useless, resulting in Alice's decision to throw it at the guard.


Crazy Credits

SPOILER WARNING: After about a 1 minute or so of end credits there comes a surprise scene with Jill Valentine, even though Sienna Guillory receives screen credit before the scene appears.


Alternate Versions

Dutch DVD is cut for violence (even more than the German theatrical version).


Soundtracks

Outsider (Apocalypse Remix)
Written by
Maynard James Keenan & Billy Howerdel
Performed by A Perfect Circle
Courtesy of Virgin Records America
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
[plays during the final fight and then again at the very end of the movie including the first part of end credits]

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Genres

Action | Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

10 September 2010

Language

English, Japanese, Spanish


Country of Origin

Germany, France, Canada, UK, China, USA

Filming Locations

Robarts Library, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,650,264 12 September 2010

Gross USA:

$60,128,566

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$300,228,084

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