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Milla Jovovich doesn't get much hotter!
Resident Evil: Afterlife (DVD)
Member Name: MsTricia
Resident Evil: Afterlife (DVD)
Advantages: some good action scenes, Milla Jovovich kicks a lot of butt, few eye candy guys ;)
Disadvantages: acting a bit dodgy here and there, not a particularly gripping storyline
- Plot -
The film opens in Tokyo with the outbreak of the virus being controlled by the Umbrella Corporation and Alice (Jovovich) and her clones looking to take down the creator - Albert Wesker. Wesker manages to escape and board an aircraft whilst blowing up the base of the Umbrella corp but Alice is onboard. During a scuffle the plane crashes and it would appear he is no more.
Fast forward and Alice ends up in America leaving her video tapes and finds Claire who now has amnesia. Enroute to Alaska, Alice fies past some survivors who have the aim of getting to Arcadia, a place free of the virus that will offer food and shelter. Can our team make it to safety and at what cost?
One thing I will giveaway is the ending of the film leaves it open for a sequel which I know fans of the resident evil will be pleased with!
- My Opinion -
I felt the film opened with power and action dramatically and a feisty heroine had a lot going on! This captured my attention and made me much more interested in the film than I anticipated. However I then felt that for the first 3rd of the film the story line wained and was a bit mundane with nothing substantial in terms of storyline and maintaining my interest. However, once the zombies broke into the building where our survivors were staying I felt the intensity creep up and gage my interest again where the action sequences were forth coming and dramatic.
In terms of acting I felt a lot of the cast members were a bit wooden and not particularly believable. To be honest my main attraction to watch this film was because of Wentworth Miller (I do love a bit of Prison Break!) but I felt he seemed out of his depth in this action film as it is not a role I am used to seeing him in. Ali Larter as Claire was quite well suited and I felt Boris Kudjoe - a relatively unknown actor on my radar was quite strapping as the basketball player turned hero in this time of crisis. Most of the other characters really had such minor roles and didn't survive very long that to be fair considering their air time was so little no wonder their performances were poor!
Another critique would be that a lot of the special effects felt extremely exaggerated and unnecessary making the film look completely opposite - rushingly made with no effort to make the scenes look authentic.
- Overall -
I would definitely recommend this film to anyone who is a fan of mild zombie gore and is keen on the Resident Evil series. I think I watched the one previous but in all honesty in my mind they all seem rather the same so I can't even tell which one it was!
This was a rather interesting watch for me on my day off as it was on Sky Plus Anytime but I wouldn't really be rushing out to buy it on DVD anytime soon! In any case it was enjoyable watching the beautiful Milla Jovovich showcase her marvellous zombie fighting skills so for those who want to add to the collection they may already own this series it can be bought on Amazon for £4.25 :)
Summary: a decent film for fans of the resident evil series/of Milla Jovovich in general lol