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  • Summary: In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice, continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new leadIn a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice, continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap. (Sony Pictures) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. 67
    Really, the whole series would be unthinkable without the films of George Romero. In that respect, Anderson has taken another page from the Corman playbook for his superior B-movie: If you're going to steal, at least steal well.
  2. If you're interested in this movie, it's because you love either seeing zombies explode (check), the video games (major character included, check) or Jovovich kicking undead butt in every conceivable way (check and mate).
  3. Shot in actual 3D rather than being the latest example of the horrible post-shooting conversion process, "Afterlife" undeniably looks terrific.
  4. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    35
    Sorry to disappoint the fanboys, but this is the first film in the Resident Evil series in which Milla Jovovich neither begins nor ends the movie stark naked.
  5. 30
    It pains me to say it, but Afterlife, the latest installment in this seemingly eternal zombie apocalypse franchise, is considerably more entertaining than George A. Romero's most recent exhumation.
  6. This witless installment features the usual ultra-slow-motion mayhem and helpful freeze-frames to allow us to admire the extra dimension. Fans will not be happy, however, to learn that Ms. Jovovich is more decently clothed this time around.
  7. Reviewed by: Ethan Gilsdorf
    25
    So nonchalant is Resident Evil: Afterlife, the fourth movie in Paul W.S. Anderson's dystopian franchise, that its overarching premise isn't explained.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 97
  2. Negative: 33 out of 97
  1. Sep 10, 2010
    10
    Ok, 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 theOk, 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
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  2. Sep 10, 2010
    9
    This 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 asThis 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!
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  3. Sep 10, 2010
    8
    I liked it, well done. The only thing I think they should of done was more action scene. They did a great job with the 3D. I would not mineI liked it, well done. The only thing I think they should of done was more action scene. They did a great job with the 3D. I would not mine seeing it again. Expand
  4. Dec 6, 2010
    5
    this movie was okay. I think this is one of the best resident evil movie so far. I love resident evil All the resident evil movies arethis movie was okay. I think this is one of the best resident evil movie so far. I love resident evil All the resident evil movies are mediocre. This movie has a lot of action. This movie was predictable but i still like the action. this movie did have less action that i expected but the action i seen in this movie was really good. A good movie to buy on blu ray and dvd Expand
  5. Feb 1, 2011
    4
    This movie wasn't the worst I've seen but overall it's bad. The story was screwed from the first movie and it only got worse. The action ofThis movie wasn't the worst I've seen but overall it's bad. The story was screwed from the first movie and it only got worse. The action of this movie is not bad but very boring. The high point of the movie for me was Shawn Roberts portrayal of Albert Wesker. It was dead on from Resident Evil 5. The rest was a few nice looking scenes and everything else was crap. The reason this movie doesn't get a zero from me was what I mentioned above. As a huge fan of the games, this just butchers it. Expand
  6. Mar 19, 2011
    3
    Now, Video-Game licensed movies always SUCK. (Except Prince of Persia, go see it.)
    Hollywood doesn't know how to transfer an Interactive media
    Now, Video-Game licensed movies always SUCK. (Except Prince of Persia, go see it.)
    Hollywood doesn't know how to transfer an Interactive media into an Uninteractive Media.
    The games have been going backwards from the movie, While Re4 was the only good game in the series and RE5 is making the series **** again, The movies keep trying and are getting better and better every time there's a new one.
    Trust me, whilst RE4 is the only good RE game, 1,2,3,5 all suck, The movies are going backwards, They're going from mega-**** to "Half Decent."

    While RE was terrible, became really good, then **** again (*Cough* RE4 Was great *Cough) The movies have always been bad, here it's getting better and better, so yeah, wait 'till the last one.
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  7. Dec 24, 2010
    0
    Loved the previous RE movies, for the most part. This one puts them all to shame. Sure, we know what to expect by now. Yet this one justLoved the previous RE movies, for the most part. This one puts them all to shame. Sure, we know what to expect by now. Yet this one just sucked. Badly. Lame plot. Lame special effects. None of the hot chicks in skimpy dresses shooting bad guys stuff that made at the least the first one soooooo (sic!) worth watching. So this one was really disappointing in most every single way. Seems they just ran out of money to hire decent graphic designers, make up artists, or script writers. Neither some guy in mask yelling and growling, a star actress looking all tired and worn out, or plot that is plain retarded is going to impress anyone these days. Hope they try better next time, and just get back to basics: good looking actors, decent plot, decent special effects, and certainly a better director. Expand

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