Most guys would love the scantily clad girl shooting double-guns or doing the twin-sword thing. I was a fan of sexy Milla Jovovich shooting zombies all around while doing impossible acrobatics. I thought she was real badass! I was a fan till the end of the second movie, if you think about it now, it may have been one movie too long!
The direct sequel to Resident Evil was Resident Evil: Apocalypse. The third movie was Resident Evil: Extinction. Now comes Resident Evil: Afterlife. I was not expecting this movie to be made, as Resident Evil: Extinction was a total waste of time.
In all these movies, Alice, is infected with T-virus which was manufactured by the evil Umbrella corporation. Apparently she is the only one who has successfully bonded with this T-virus, giving her superhuman abilities. She fights to avoid capture, fights to survive, fights to rescue others, fights to kill zombies and fights to stop evil in general. Did I mention she fights?
I did not enjoy this movie, it sucked! Thinest plot ever. You are here, you go there, shoot zombies on the way, kill the boss, twice! Credits roll. Also, zombies have become more of a petty nuisance rather than scary walking dead. There were no edge of the seat sequences and no jump scares. Every zombie movie has jump scares, right? No, not this one. It seems this movie is less about character or story and more about how many CG effects you can incorporate in every scene. CG effects were nice, though.
Ali Larter (Niki Sanders from Heroes) and Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield from Prison Break) was around as well. Did zilch for the movie.
One thing you would undoubtedly notice is the abundance of slow motion in the movie. It was not badly done, just unnecessary and futile. It felt like 3/4 of the whole movie was in slow motion. I think you can watch the movie in half hour if you watch it at regular speed. Yes, it was that bad!
May be the movie was made to be watched in 3D only, because the the regular version I watched was a total let down. I think exploding brains inches from your face might have its uncanny appeal. Anyone, who has watched it in 3D please feel free to tell me I am wrong. I actually would like to be wrong this time.
I think the title of this movie, Resident Evil: Afterlife, is quite appropriate, mostly because Resident Evil franchise has been long dead.