Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
Writer: Paul W.S. Anderson
3 / 5 zedheads
So far, my look into the Resident Evil movie franchise has taken me on some twists and turns. To my surprise, I found Resident Evil a much more enjoyable film than I remember seeing when it was originally released. Then, turning to the sequel, Resident Evil: Apocalypse took all my new-found goodwill and dropped a huge bag of shit all over it. Predictably, I went into the third film - Resident Evil: Extinction - with reservations and uncertainty.
|I've been through the desert on a bike with no name|
|She fell in to a burning ring of fire|
Despite the nuclear blast that took out Raccoon City in Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Extinction begins on the premise that the T-virus outbreak was not contained. In five years, it has spread across the globe, turning much of the world into a desert wasteland populated by zombies and other T-virus monstrosities. How a virus can create global desertification to the point where Las Vegas finds itself engulfed in sand after only five years? I don't know. Don't look to the Resident Evil franchise to learn anything realistic about biochemistry or earth sciences. What I do know is that Alice (Milla Jovovich) our zombie-killing superhero, has struck out on her own because she fears that her mutant powers and connection to Umbrella are too great a risk to her friends and fellow Raccoon City survivors: Carlos (Oded Fehr) and Lloyd "L.J." Jefferson Wade (Mike Epps). To survive, Carlos and L.J have joined a convoy of new survivors under the command of Claire Redfield (Ali Larter) who truck across the wastelands in search of supplies and shelter. The lovely Jill Valentine is inexplicably absent.
|Yeah, we got a great big convoy|
|Anytime you feel alone, put on your headphones|
|It's like Deja Vu all over again|
|Smile though your heart is aching|