Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Quick look at Resident Evil Afterlife

Now I'm not much of a Resident Evil fan but I happened to see the latest installment. After being debriefed on the previous three films I was afraid I wouldn't like it because of the long complicated storyline. I'll give a quick synopsis of the film saga: infectious virus gets released and humanity as we know it is pretty much over.  It's obvious this movie is adapted from a video game because of it's strange si-fi strangeness. Such as her being cloned and weird strange hammer-man who does not resemble in any way a zombie.

All that being said I thought this movie would suck a great deal. I had only seen the third installment and it wasn't very good, however this one was fantastic. I mean aside from the story line itself, the zombie deaths were fantastic! I love a good zombie explosion here and there. I also enjoyed how it had a dawn of the dead feel with the main characters trapped in a prison locking thousands of zombies out. Oh did I mention I saw the movie in 3D? And did I mention they had over the top slow motion parts? What more can you ask for then a slow motion zombie death?

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Okay so here is the thing, as much as I enjoy zombie deaths I did find it a little cheesy at times. But I want to say almost good cheesy if you know what I mean. If it swayed a little too far towards the cheddar I wouldn't of been as much as a fan, however I think it stayed in the clear.
I also enjoyed that a female was the protagonist. A zombie killing female is pretty sweet. I'm all for that but one thing I found and laughed a little about was that she always seemed to have lip gloss on and the other lead female had pretty sweet makeup after she was saved from a forest. So I guess woo-hoo for having lead female roles in an adaptation of a video games that doesn't star Angelina Jolie, but booo on the fact that they still have to be all done up. I mean I don't know about you but, if I were in a zombie apocalypse I'm pretty sure I wouldn't apply mascara. Oh, I should ad that to my survival tips: tip #4 do not stop to apply makeup.
In conclusion I would rate the fourth installment of this apocalyptic tale 8 zombie kills out 10. So as I feel I the lead character Alice would say "It's not the end of the world".

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