My Resident Evil movie series viewing has moved on to the third installment, Resident Evil Extinction. The movie strayed far from the games by this point and gone into full zombie apocalypse mode. The games never had the world on the brink of collapse, but it’s gutsy to just turn everything into a wasteland full of the undead. Alice is on her own, keeping out of the sight of Umbrella, who is still experimenting and looking for her. The video game series main villain, Albert Wesker, makes an appearance, and looked similar to his game incarceration. A few characters return from the previous film, including Carlos and LJ, but conspicuously absent and never discussed, is Jill. It turns out that the actress had a scheduling conflict, but no storyline reason is given for her disappearance. Replacing her is the great RE character, Claire Redfield ( #alilarter).
Claire and company are in a convoy, trying to survive in the wasteland and find a permanent safe haven. Alice meets up with them and they discover a potential safe zone in Alaska. They are hounded by zombies at every turn and Umbrella wants to bring Alice in for experimentation. They’ve been cloning her, but the clones aren’t as perfect as the original. Super powered Alice continues to have scenes that make her out to be a badass. In some ways, this whole franchise up to this point feels like a love letter from #paulwsanderson
and it worked because they were a couple through the sequels and got married in 2009. As a Resident Evil game fan, this movie does not do a lot for me, but the final villain is as close to a Tyrant as the series has seen, and that’s a classic RE boss. As a zombie movie, it’s a bonkers thrill ride that is entertaining. Just like the original, it has a really cool ending. From here on out, I’ll be treading new territory, because I haven’t seen any of the other ones. ⭐️⭐️⭐️