Resident Evil: Extinction (15)

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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>2</span>/5

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Time Out says

Mon Oct 8 2007

The final part of the videogame-derived ‘Resident Evil’ trilogy is the least boring. Faint praise, perhaps, but one must be grateful for small mercies. Based on a script by series creator Paul WS Anderson, Australian director Russell Mulcahy’s post-apocalyptic movie owes much to countryman George Miller’s ‘Mad Max’ movies. The corpse-regenerating T-Virus, which in the last instalment escaped from the Umbrella Corporation’s underground laboratory to infect the whole of Raccoon City, has now spread across the entire United States. Superhuman Alice (Milla Jovovich) – a beautiful but rebellious by-product of the corporation’s search for an antidote – joins a convoy of vehicles driven by a ragtag band of human survivors. The crazed Dr Isaacs (Iain Glen) keeps an eye on them, using the corporation’s all-seeing satellite surveillance system, as they roam the Nevada desert and sand-swept Las Vegas streets in search of food, water and fuel. Until Alice decides it’s time to settle the score with her mad-scientist creator once and for all.
The plot is every bit as episodic and nonsensical as before, but ‘Extinction’ ups the ante by introducing some new and/or improved adversaries: a murder of mutant crows, who prefer live flesh to carrion; a new breed of killer dogs; ‘Super Undead’ zombies that are more fleet of foot; and a squidgy, tentacled monster called The Tyrant. Amid the choreographed fights, loud explosions and CG creatures, there are some new and old faces. But the scariest visage is that of Alice, whose flawless, airbrushed complexion is either a throwback to Mulcahy’s New Romantic pop promos or something dictated by Jovovich’s L’Oréal contract.
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15

UK release:

Fri Oct 12, 2007

Duration:

94 mins

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DoubleHelix

Not the best of the Trilogy, very good though. Well made, watch the first and second or you won't understand it

DoubleHelix

Not the best of the Trilogy, very good though. Well made, watch the first and second or you won't understand it

James

To conclude: This film was terrible, compared to the others it was even worse. The storyline was awful and the ending was to open and quick. Would buy the film out of a 50p bargain bin

James

To conclude: This film was terrible, compared to the others it was even worse. The storyline was awful and the ending was to open and quick. Would buy the film out of a 50p bargain bin

Stevo

Not bad but not brilliant, not as good as the other 2 but some good scenes, Idea was good but could have been a much better movie.

Stevo

Not bad but not brilliant, not as good as the other 2 but some good scenes, Idea was good but could have been a much better movie.

max91

pesonally thought it was better than 2nd film a few awesome scenes e.g crows bit of a shaky story plot as its not really focused on zombies, more on alices crazy new powers but still a generally awesome film

max91

pesonally thought it was better than 2nd film a few awesome scenes e.g crows bit of a shaky story plot as its not really focused on zombies, more on alices crazy new powers but still a generally awesome film

Jamie

Script so wooden it was like Resident Evil meets Mad Max meets Thunderbirds. Its a hard thing to please gamers and zombie fans alike...somehow I don't think this managed either which is pretty crazy considering zombie films are actually allowed to be bad. Visually it didn't work for me either. Milla's air-brushed close ups were rather distracting and the gore was nothing special. The CGI was crap...at times the zombie crows looked more like claymation than something actually derived from an edgey computer game.

Jamie

Script so wooden it was like Resident Evil meets Mad Max meets Thunderbirds. Its a hard thing to please gamers and zombie fans alike...somehow I don't think this managed either which is pretty crazy considering zombie films are actually allowed to be bad. Visually it didn't work for me either. Milla's air-brushed close ups were rather distracting and the gore was nothing special. The CGI was crap...at times the zombie crows looked more like claymation than something actually derived from an edgey computer game.

Jojo

Great film. Very enjoyable. Good effects and lots of blood and gore and also good storyline. I liked it actually better than the first two.

Jojo

Great film. Very enjoyable. Good effects and lots of blood and gore and also good storyline. I liked it actually better than the first two.

Leasha Preston

This film was awesome, I agree with it not being as good as the first or second, but it's still a must-see movie!!

Leasha Preston

This film was awesome, I agree with it not being as good as the first or second, but it's still a must-see movie!!

chris wilkins

not as good as the first and second films, but still an amazin film. highly reccomend for acton/horror film lovers

chris wilkins

not as good as the first and second films, but still an amazin film. highly reccomend for acton/horror film lovers