|Directed by:||Paul W.S. Anderson|
|Written by:||Paul W.S. Anderson|
|Cast:||Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller, Boris Kodjoe, Norman Yeung, Kasey Barnfield|
Tonight I give you the fourth installment of the Resident Evil series, “Resident Evil: Afterlife”, directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. I didn’t go into this movie expecting greatness quite honestly, but it definitely surprised me!
So I definitely think this movie is worth a watch, especially if you’re a fan of any or all of the previous Resident Evil movies. The first thing to mention is that I fell this is the first movie since “Avatar” that is worth the extra money for the 3-D. There are some amazing shots that used the 3-D the way it should be. The opening sequence is just beautiful and really does make you feel like you are right there and that you can touch the people and the scenery. Next thing I must point out is the vast amazing underground building, and for that matter, they abandoned nightmare cities above look amazing as always!
I also found the acting to be wonderful in this movie. First is the acting of the lovely and talented Milla Jovovich, which is not always something everyone loves, but I love and feel is done really well. Ali Larter is as beautiful and talented as ever, and mixes well with Milla; I’ve loved her since the first “Final Destination” movie. I always do enjoy seeing Wentworth Miller, notable by most from the show “Prison Break”. I really feel he is a much underused actor, who has the ability to play much bigger parts, but what do I know.
My squabbles are in the few, but I do have a few. The big giganto dude with an axe looked awesome, however I feel his giant axe looked highly unrealistic and stuck out way too much. I don’t know if they put too much of the 3-Dness on it, or just didn’t put enough effort into it, or what, but it annoyed me. The only other thing is a bit nit picky, but some of the story was a bit obvious or a bit of a rehash of the previous ones. For instance she always seems to find a group of survivors, enjoys their company, but soon they get hit up with awfulness one way or another. I’d go more into it, but I’d give away the plot. OH and a tiny tiny thing I had an issue with, they seemed to play up the one black character a lot and almost seemed to be hinting at him being super human awesomeness too, but they never discuss it. It bugged me.
Anyways, this is getting a bit longer winded than anticipated so I shall stop. So I’d recommend this movie to anyone that likes there doomsday actionny awesome movie, but I must warn you to not expect the most amazing movie in the world. You won’t see anything new, just a lot of exciting action and explosions; which is cool by me. Also, this is not a family movie, it’s not something I’d bring a youngster to, although I think the only thing you have to worry about is violence; I’m pretty sure I didn’t here any swearing or see any nudity.