Wednesday, 22 September 2010

After Resident Life Evil

UmbrellaCorp gets really bad press. You let loose one zombie making virus...

In this installment, Alice attacks in droves... then the movie restarts to an earlier version and nothing of note happens for the rest of the movie. Seriously. We come here for zombie kicking action, and there isn't anything worth talking about. No mid-movie set pieces. Hardly an end battle of whelming zombie hordes. What's up with that? Did they decide that no-one cared any more, so they'll just give us some special zombies and that's it?

Speaking of, when I saw the Axeman, all I could think was "is someone jealous of Pyramid Head?" Otherwise, the various split-head zombies reminded me of Parasyte. Frankly the first movie has zombies of character, now they aren't bothering to try.

Milla Jovovich is the main star, of course, with Ali Larter taking another acting chunk. We get a bunch of other characters, but as they mainly die (a fact that doesn't seem to bother the main characters in the slightest), they aren't worth talking about. We do have Jensen Ackles Wentworth Miller as Chris Redfield, in an attempt at some sort of continuity, but it's a bit late in the series to start worrying about that now.

If you do stumble into this movie, feel free to leave after about 15-20 minutes. You're not missing anything.


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