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Sep 10, 2010Ok, this is not a movie that critics will be kind to. If you liked the first three, this is more of the same. Like a nice burger: you know the taste, but its still tasty.
This series is really all about the action now. 3D is better than the post converted movies but no where near Avater level; still a lot of fun.
Best not to overthink this movie - just enjoy it for what it is: popcorn fun
Sep 10, 2010I was excited to hear that Paul Anderson would be directing Resident Evil Afterlife, the fourth film in the Resident Evil franchise. After two decent sequels to the first film, I had hopes, albeit hesitant hopes about this one. Alas, you can put your hesitance aside. This film astounded me by how well it was done. I saw it in Imax 3-D, and I was impressed.
For starters, the 3-D camera system was the same one used to film Avatar. To me, it seemed that Anderson managed to make it better! I found myself flinching and drawing back a few times in the film. Not because of the guns and bullets assaulting me through the screen, but by the rain seeming to gently fall towards me. And sometimes it was to keep the zombie blood from getting all over me. Anderson also focused on making the background and environment gently stand out in 3-D too. I was also pleasantly surprised by the music for this movie. Tomandany did a great job with it. The Outsider (Resident Renholder Mix) was used towards the end too. Afterlife features a variety of settings throughout the film. I never felt like an environment was being recycled or get a feeling of deja vu. The slow motion and bullet time that is heavily used in this movie is over used a few times. But not enough to ruin a scene though. The acting, while not top notch, was a lot better than the previous three movies. I was doubting Anderson's pick to have Shawn Roberts play the film's principal antagonizer, Albert Wesker. Luckily Roberts did a phenomenal job. I feel sorry for doubting his ability to portray Wesker. The cast from the previous movies did well, as did the newcomers. Although I was astounded by Milla not being naked some part in one of her films for the first time. The most notable thing about this movie is its pacing. Unlike Extinction which was too slow and Apocalypse which was too fast, Afterlife is a steady pace of action, story, and more action. While this was a primarily action film, it had a driving story which was, suffice to say, very epic.
Overall, I give Paul Anderson a nine out of ten on Resident Evil Afterlife. My reasons, balanced mix of action and story, excellent 3-D, interesting characters, and a variety of settings. Well done Paul, I hope there is another one in the works!… Expand
Sep 10, 2010This movie is quite awesome! If you want to see it, you should see it in 3D. The gimicks work quite well. When you see it, don't look at is as a "Resident Evil game" movie. Watch it as a separate entity to the Resident Evil culture and series. What I liked about this movie most was the styling of the world. A grey apocalypse has fallen, giving the world a feeling of depression. As for the critic's "it's humorless", no duh, it's a horror movie, and for the comment about them not running "full speed" through the apocalypse, after several years of doing one thing, I think it wouldn't really frighten you anymore. I mean, she's been chased by zombies a million times.
All I can say is, don't let the movie critics reviews steer you clear of it. This is a great movie that you deserve to let yourself watch. Watch it as an action movie and you'll be happy.
The only thing I can really say bad about this movie is that it felt just too short. But this does seem to be a part 1 of 2, so I can only anticipate the next!
All in all, great movie, treat yourself!… Expand
Sep 10, 2010If you are a true fans of Resident Evil Game or Movie this is The Best Resident Evil Movie Ever ! (3 D is a must !)...if you are not, so 3 D is a must also ! It's far..far...better than Clash of The Titans. If you are a fans of Mika Nakashima (thank god, finally, there is Japanese native actress for the movie inspired from Japanese Game- CAPCOM), you will see her in this movie. Enjoy !
Sep 11, 2010Of course, like any critic. They will hate on this film. Why? Anything totally unrealistic, and from the imagination, never quite settles with them. If something unbelievable happens, it get a smack for that. Well yeesh this movie is about zombies, right their you should know that you will expect a unrealistic movie from the get go. Things are not entertaining, why?
Putting that aside, RE:afterlife was a really fun ride. 3d was was great, especially in the prison, when Alice starts popping zombie heads off, and blood comes raining at you in 3d. Or more simplistic, was at the beginning, just viewing the opening credits was really cool.
All in all of course it didn't replicate the guy, and good reason that would be boring, Ya let's go watch a movie that's identical to what I just recently played. Instead, like the previous 3 installments that are self-contained form the games, but it does reference things from the game, that make you go oh sweet! I was also happy to see lot's of RE5 references, which were glistening in 3d, not to mention weskers, super speed, and dodging bullets. Critics also cite that it's a rip off of the matrix, maybe so. But if they actually played the games they would see ok, the game probably borrowed from the matrix, and re: afterlife borrowed from the game. But I will admit the scene where the two alice clones crash backwards through the window while shooting, yah that is definitely form the matrix, but that doesn't make it bad just because it took inspiration from a great film. Another thing is critics have to point out mistakes, such as, they were dirty in that last scene, now they're clean. Hey, this is obviously a movie for men who enjoy the sexy ladies, why not have them as the dirty girl in one scene, and the hot, sexy and glamorous girl in the next. We don't care that it makes an inconsistency. They're good looking, so stop acting gay, and enjoy them.… Expand
Sep 11, 2010Best movie in the franchise so far. RE: Afterlife is on par with the original Resident Evil film in terms of parallels to the game, high production values, and handful of outstanding action set pieces.
What you won't find here is story. If you're looking for anything with depth, or even believability, don't bother spending any money on this one.
If you're a fan of the game or you're just happy watching Milla Jovovich **** **** up, go watch it. You won't be disappointed.… Expand
Nov 19, 2010This is a thoroughly boring film, one which had me nodding off in the cinema and wanting to need the loo, just for an excuse to leave the theatre! The story itself is totally inaccessible to anyone who has not studied Resi to degree level, and the plot has some major holes and discrepancies, as well as some downright confusing bits. The monsters now look so grotesque they are laughable (the dogs a prime example of this), and new 3D effects are a cash in and add nothing to the plot or film. One good thing is the cliffhanger ending but this will likely lead to another rubbish sequel.… Expand
Feb 21, 2011Here i go, i have been a fan of resident evil since about 1992ish when i watched my brother play RE1. From there i loved Resident Evil, i have all the games and its the only thing i have kept since i moved out when i was 16 years old.
That said its a review about the film, so far tbh i have hated the Resident Evil films, the first was ok, the second was good because it had nemesis but i didnt like the film, the third was ok not at all great but this film....... i thought it was EPIC!
i only just watched it today although being a die-hard fan the films in the past have put me off watching it :(
but i am soo glad that i did watch it, i thought the guy from prison break who played Chris did a great job, the lead up to the boat was amazing and it did resemble the game, i know that it was not an exact match but they cant just stop from the story that they have made for the last 3 films and have Barry Burton as the main character.
It was like Resident Evil 5 (parts) but the film was good enough to not resemble the game, i hope they dont take too many bad reviews and end it or have just one more film because i really did like it.
The reviews on here are a joke, user reviews are just giving out bad feedback because of the previous films and even CRITICS are giving it a bad review because you couldnt see Milla Jovovich naked.....how are these people real CRITICS???
If this film now changes too much or "dies" from now its because too many people who don't love the Resident Evil series like i do post stupid ideas on forums and reuin what dosen't need to be changed. What i mean is if the director reads these review sites or forums he will be swamped in idiots ideas and it will destroy what is good.
I know there is a lot of bad reviews on metacritic but just look at them there total BS this film was amazing.
WELL DONE… Expand
Dec 11, 2010OK, we loved the movie, but had to take two 1/2 points off for two reasons. 1: Clair's 'oh how come I can't remember anything story' which was so lame once you find out, it was leading up to something that was really nothing that couldn't of been said in the first 5 minutes. 2: There will be a 5th one cool, but they didn't know that, so don't end a movie with a cliffhanger like Heroes the TV series did, then find out they're not going to fund you another one. Otherwise, great effects, great score, OK acting from most of the cast, 3D was worth every second, and also parts of this 'typical undead' movie was not all cliche, which brings this kind of genre into a different playing field.… Expand
Mar 7, 2011While I have never seen a Resident Evil movie before this one, and I've never played one of the video games, but this was a great movie, one of the most unique zombie movies I've ever seen, while there were parts of it I didn't understand I caught on pretty quick, after this one I can't wait to watch the older ones, and the ending hints at more entries in this series, I can't wait.
Feb 19, 2011Don't you just hate it when hollywood makes movies for the money and not for the craft, But then again if I owned a billion dollar movie studio I'd probably be making these franchise money making no substance having crappolla movies like resident evil as well, why, because it's all about the money. You can always tell when a movie lacks substance when you walk out of the theater thinking "Why the hell was this movie made?" and then you dig in your pocket lift your movie stub and realize that you just been suckered out of your hard earned money...........… Expand