In a world that is taken over by a globalized infection that turns its victims into the undead, Alice (Milla Jovovich) embarks on her mission to find any hope of survivors. Her fight with the firm that started it all, Umbrella Corporations, reaches a new height and challenges her even more than they have been for the past five years. Alice confides in an old friend who lends a helping hand in order to pursue onto a new world. When a rumor promises that there is a safe sanctuary from the undead in Los Angeles, Alice fights her way there only to find out that she’s stumbled into a heinous trap. A city, overturned by millions of undead, awaits Alice.
Released on September 13, 2010, Resident Evil: Afterlife makes it to number one in the box office, earning about $26.6 million. To say that the movie is on top of its game though would be an understatement. One can only conclude that the only reason why this movie made it to the top of the box office, is due to the anticipation to continue the journey with Alice. Although the previous movies have been nothing but action packed, exhilarating, and unexpected horror, the new Resident Evil seemed to be a dud. True, the movie did contain a lot of action scenes, but as for it being gorier that ever, one might question that. A good way to compare this movie is to compare it to a low budget film. Some Resident Evil followers might question why there are random new characters in the movie, such as the Axe Man (Ray Olubowale). On a more positive note, Milla Jovovich, like always, keeps in character. Alice, unlike the rest of the characters in the movie, seemed to be the most entertaining and the most realistic when it came to the undead. A suggestion for first time viewers: watch the previous ones first. For someone who hasn’t seen Resident Evil before, it might be somewhat difficult to keep up and understand what is going on throughout the movie. A suggestion for viewers who are fans of Resident Evil: try to avoid sitting through this 3D movie. It will only lead to disappointment.
By: Roxanne Allen, IB12