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Resident Evil:Extinction (Day 2)

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Gary Floyd

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02.) Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

Plot: The third entry in the "Resident Evil" movie franchise sees Alice (Milla Jovovich) and a band of survivors from the previous (horrible) movie (including Oded Fehr and Mike "Where's Ice Cube?" Epps) and some new faces (Ali Larter as Claire Redfield and Ashanti-yes, that Ashanti) in a world reduced to a desert by the T-Virus. There's still plenty of undead, and the Umbrella Corperation want Alice-as she's the original. See, there's these clones-oh come on, you aren't watching this for plot.

Review: Not a good movie by any stretch of the imagination, the third entry in the series is actually the best of the series so far. Sure, it's far from original-cribbing elements from Day of the Dead (1985) (domesticating the dead) and The Mad Max movies (post apocalyptic desert landscape), but it at least has some decent points to go with the mindless action.

For starters, there is thankfully more undead action this time around, with sun baked zombies at nearly every corner. Also absent this time is dreadful Nu-Metal, and that's always a plus. The acting is at least competant, and the movie itself is the most competantly directed entry in the series, managing to make sure you don't get bored for the large part. Also, if you don't like Ashanti, you'll be glad to know her role is small (as is her time in the movie).

That out of the way, the fact that Alice has powers and superhuman abilities (from the last movie, which I like to pretend didn't happen) is really dumb. That reminds me, you really don't care about anybody in this movie, as there is no character development whatsoever throughout. People appaear and disappear, and those who die are people you really didn't see much of anyways. The ending also leaves room for yet another sequal, and really, do we need another one. Ok, it made about $150 Million worldwide, so it's inevetible. That out of the way,t he series needs to end, as we can't keep getting sequal after sequal. It's tiresome.

Still, it's a decent Saturday afternoon flick, and if you don't think too hard while watching it, you might sorta enjoy it.

Final Verdict: 6/10. Dumb popcorn entertainment not at it's best, but hardly at it's worst, and is at least the best "Resident evil" movie so far. Check it out if nothing else is on.

Next time: Zombie Bloodbath


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I freely admit to liking the whole trilogy, and I freely admit it's because I'm a Resident Evil Mark. And there's a good laugh at the end of the movie when the helicopter takes off for Vegas. Yeah, I believe a helicopter can make it from Vegas to Alaska with no chance to refuel. And I laugh because "Alaska" is fucking huge and just heading to "Alaska" to find the mystery safe town would be pretty difficult.

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This is probably the most well known zombie movie you'll see me review here. This is mostly for lesser known zombie movies. It wouldn't hurt if you guys added comments to those also.

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damn Gary, I guess this'll be the last of me in your blog for awhile then, because my Zombie movie knowledge is limited to the RE movies, the Night of the Living Dead remake with Tony Todd and Shaun of the Dead. Zombie movies just don't do it for me.

 

Oh, wait, I saw that crappy movie with Simon Baker, John Leguizamo and the smart zombie....whichever one that was.

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Oh, wait, I saw that crappy movie with Simon Baker, John Leguizamo and the smart zombie....whichever one that was.

 

Land of the Dead. Wow, was that ever a horrible movie.

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