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10Sep/100

“Thats no way to treat a lady…” – Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D

Having been lazy and not entered the 99x web contest for screening tickets, I was fortunate enough to have someone contact me regarding an extra pass for the advanced screening of Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D last night.

I got to the theater at 7 expecting the movie to start at 8, when really it started at 9. This was alright, as it gave me time to finally chat it up with several people I see at all the screenings, and get my foot 'into their group' so that I can always get their extra passes for movies I am missing out on.

Once we were allowed into the theater, it slowly filled all the way to capacity, and we had some guest appearances from zombie nurses and other monsters from Netherworlds Haunted house, giving out coupons for this season -- score!

Anyway, you probably dont care about that -- you'd rather read about my take on the movie.

Up front, and honestly, I'd give it a C+/B-, and heres why...

For most of the 97 minutes, it was boring. When I think of Resident Evil, I think about hot chicks whoopin' ass on some Zombie brethren. It starts out with some infiltration action of the Hive, and then tapers of to a long segment of the travel and adventure of Milla Jovovich trying to locate survivors. The brunt of the action in the later half of the movie.

Some of the special effects were corny and looked very digital, and the story definitely lacked. The action scenes? Decent. The special effects on the zombies? Definitely good.

It was, however, a good surprise to see Wentworth Miller as I had no idea he had a role. Additionally, the best part of the mvie, for me, was Milla and Ali Larter.

The musical score was really good in this film, and the relation to the video game was definitely not there, however, Albert Wesker was present and the main antagonist. Another great apperance was that of The Butcher from Resident Evil 5 (game). While short lived in the movie, he was definitely a bad ass and they captured the character INCREDIBLY well from the game.

I'd say, if you are a fan of the series, then you should see this.

If you are the type of person that hates movies when they lack substantial plot and story, then you probably wont like this.

Will there be ANOTHER installment of Resident Evil? My vote? They have the option for sure.

Post a comment and let me know YOUR favorite Resident Evil movie, and why!

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