Went to see it about two days ago. I gave it a go because I happen to like the Resident Evil franchise. There’s not much to say as far as the last film goes….
I can tell from the opening of the film what it was going to be like. Anywhere from one to five minutes of credits focused on a very thin Japanese girl standing in the rain wearing a super kawaii (Japanese for “cute”) outfit. The movie seemed to be more about the heroins’ and other women’s bodies than actually about the Umbrella Corporation or anything else. What else is new?
++What I Got Out of It++
- Thin, petite, pale people look pretty kicking ass and standing in the rain. I’ll be the first to admit it.
- Milla Jovovich is a lean, mean, ass-kicking machine and looks good in tight black spandex and leather holstering with lots of guns, swords, slow motion, and supernatural powers. Loved her in The Fifth Element.
- Resident Evil: Extinction has dusty-desert-zombies, this film had more of a soggy-zombie-sea-tentacle feel.
- Milla Jovovich looks good in black?
- Gratuitous gore and slaughter.
- Milla Jovovich, where did you get that lipstick at a time like this? By the way, you look good.
- Ali Larter’s and Milla Jovovich’s characters somehow managed to find plenty of clean water, haircare products, and MAKEUP in a post-apocalyptic world. Go figure. The makeup was totally overdone.
- Milla Jovovich looks really good in slow motion.
- The only Black guy in the film would be an athlete and model wearing Jordan sportswear. *rolls eyes*
- Milla with a shotgun that blows people away with quarters is totally awesome!
- Surprise!!!! The Black guy didn’t die like so many Black people before him in horror movies! They scared me for a moment there…
- The fights scenes with the primary villain in the film were reminescent of a ripoff of The Matrix.
++The Unexplained: Plot Hole, Producer/Viewer Curtesy, and Consistency Questions++
- If Alice (Milla Jovovich) has so much preternatural perception, how did that guy stab her in the neck with that needle and neutralize her powers?
- What happened to the rest of Alice’s clones? Was she really stupid enough to sacrifice all of them in a single attack on the Umbella Corporation?
- Why are Alice and Claire wearing so much makeup and where are they getting their hair fixed at a time like this? Mere mortals can’t fathom or attain such beauty and hygiene maintenance in times of crisis surely?!
- If her powers were gone, how did Alice survive that plane crash?
- How did the main villain survive a explosion of his escape plane, capable of destroying part or all of the city of Shibuya and it’s underground, wiping it off the map?
- What’s up with the gratuitous fan service (for male viewers)? There are about fifty different things the producers of this film could have done rather show all these gratuitous cuts of the women’s bodies in the movie–one of them being filling in their plot and consistency holes.
- Why does Alice look so damn clean most of the film? Doesn’t look like she’s struggling at all to me…you know, what with the world in a state of apocalypse and all, flesh-eating zombies, breakdown of basic services and “civilization”….
- Alice just beckoned survivors to come to join the rest of them when a whole bunch of Umbrella Corporation soldiers show up in helicopters–what’s she going to do now? No powers and all, protecting a bunch of people unarmed and incapable of combat….