Sunday, October 05, 2008

Movie Review: Resident Evil: Extinction

It's October, and as usual that means we here at dress up the blog all Halloweeny, and turn to darker topics of conversation.

Let's start with a movie I just finished watching, Resident Evil: The Third: Extinction. I'm not a big fan of the first and second ones, but I enjoyed this one a lot more. I think the key to enjoying it is to maintain very low expectations, and keep these things in mind:
  • It's not a zombie movie. It's an action sci-fi movie where the bad guys happen to be stupid looking rubbery orc-zombie things. They could've just as easily been angry gang members or rabid puppies, and it would've been exactly the same movie.
  • There is no plot. You are only watching this to see Milla Jovovich kill stuff with big knives.
  • Because it's only a cheesy action movie, you can excuse the horrible CGI.
  • It has nothing to do with the games that share its name.

With that out of the way, it's actually a pretty good post-apocalyptic type movie that really has its moments.

I'm looking forward to seeing some movies that are actually good, though. Anyone wanna go see Quarantine with me? Or the original Spanish one, [●REC]? Maybe I'll review these movies all Mark Wilson style.



Jen said...

But... ONE WOMEN?! They couldn't afford a grammar-checker for the poster?!

Anonymous said...

I liked it, too. I'll go with you.

Phronk said...

Jen: I know! It's not like it's even confusing or ambiguous about how many females there are. One. Not plural.

Jack: It's a date then.

CultPopCult said...

The Resident Evil films are silly popcorn movies. A lot of fans hate them. I don't mind them. I liked the first & third ones the most. The second film is pretty brutal but it is what it is.

I'd love to see some reviews here. Do it!

Jason said...

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