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Resident Evil: Afterlife

2010-11-12 16:07
Resident Evil: Afterlife

What it's about:

In a world ravaged by a virus infection that turns its victims into the Undead, Alice continues her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new extremes, 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 the Undead — and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.

What we thought:

Mind-blowing, fantastic, surreal, awesome, incredible, and extraordinary: these are only a few of the many adjectives that can be used to describe this film. As my very first 3D experience, a non-gamer and a big action-zombie-thriller fan, Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D left me dumbstruck, for lack of a better word.

Milla Jovovich is back as the hardcore kick ass Zombie annihilating Alice. And as always, she doesn’t disappoint. On the contrary; she impresses with her ability to make killing zombies look easy… and of course she does all of this looking better and younger than ever! Some people just have it all…sigh.

Director Paul W.S Anderson really did a great job in creating one of the most beautifully intense raining scenes at the beginning of the film which truly makes you feel as if you’re standing right there in the rain. Looks like James Cameron’s Fusion Camera System, which was used to create Avatar, really paid off; because it’s not just the first scene, but every scene in the whole film is shot beautifully. If you can imagine a mixture of The Matrix, Silent Hill and Sin City, then you’ll start to understand the awesome visual effects and look of the film on screen.

After the first scene the film basically takes off where the previous film, Resident Evil: Extinction, left off. Alice’s clones attempt to kill Albert Wesker (Shawn Roberts), the superhuman villain and chairman of the Umbrella Corporation, at his base in Japan in an incredible fighting scene. The fight doesn’t end as expected and a few months later Alice goes on a search for the safety of the virus-free “Arcadia” to find survivors. In her search she comes across Claire Redfield (Ali Larter) and together their search for more survivors leads them to the zombie-surrounded Los Angeles prison; where they find Claire’s brother Chris (Wentworth Miller), the ex-pro basketball player Luther West (Boris Kodjoe), the big-shot film producer Bennet (Kim Coates), the wanna-be actress Crystal (Kacey Barnfield) and some more survivors.

From here on the film is all suspense, action and zombie killing gore. The fighting scenes are truly incredible, especially the one where Ali Larter fights the gigantic “Axeman” in the prison showers; it’s all slow-motion and so real that you literally duck for the swinging axe in the cinema. And of course the zombies are all mutated with claw-like mouths: truly scary stuff.

I’m not even going to try and convince you anymore than I already have. Blood, guts, gore and Milla, what more do you want?

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