|Resident Evil - Extinction (Widescreen Special Edition)
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Milla Jovovich is back to kill more zombies in the third chapter of the hit Resident Evil franchise! An action/horror film filled with huge special effects and edge-of-your-teat terror! Survivors of the Raccoon City catastrophe travel across the Nevada desert hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice (Jovovich) joins the caravan and their fight against the evil Umbrella Corp.System Requirements:Run Time: 94 Mins.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: HORROR/MONSTERS & MUTANTS Rating: R UPC: 043396190832 Manufacturer No: 19083
The third installment in the massively popular film series based on Capcom's zombie horror/science fiction games, Resident Evil: Extinction brings the world to an end, not with a whimper but a bang, as Milla Jovovich's Alice pits her bio-organic superskills against armies of the undead in a post-apocalyptic Las Vegas. Also on hand is a more grown-up version of the games' Claire Redfield (played by Heroes' Ali Larter), who leads a convoy of humans (among them Resident Evil vets Oded Fehr and Mike Epps, who reprise their roles as Carlos and LJ, as well as newcomers Ashanti and Spencer Locke) in search of sanctuary; meanwhile, sinister Umbrella Corporation scientist Dr. Sam Isaacs (Iain Glen) seeks a cure for the zombie virus outbreak via Alice's blood, which he taps via a lab full of clones. Subtlety has never been the Resident Evil series' strong suit, but it's hard to argue against Extinction's breakneck pace and impressive CG special effects; director Russell Mulcahy (the Highlander series) lends a lot of verve to the proceedings, and the script by producer Paul W.S. Anderson pulls in agreeable touches from The Road Warrior and Day of the Dead. A hit during the summer of 2007, Extinction should please series devotees and action-horror fans alike; the DVD includes commentary by Mulcahy, Anderson, and co-producer Jeremy Bolt, as well as several making-of featurettes, and a glimpse at the next entry in the Resident Evil franchise, the CG-only Degeneration. -- Paul Gaita
- Brandon C. Dickson
I received this product in a timely manner and it was in very good condition, the price was just right. ...more info
- Resident Evil
The first copy didn't play to end I am still waiting for a replacement when is this going to happen ???????...more info
- This trilogy has its ups and downs, but it's certainly unlike other zombie movies.
I watched all 3 Blu-Rays in order in one night. My review deals primarily with the third movie as it closes the trilogy (for now).
The first film is an exciting, scary movie that's somewhat similar to the games but different from most zombie movies. Zombie humans, zombie dogs, and a computer-generated Licker all threaten the heroes, who are investigating a viral outbreak in an underground research lab. The movie introduces butt-kicking Alice (played by Milla Jovovich), who is not in the games. She ends up being the glue that holds this trilogy together as each film is quite different from the others.
2 remains my favorite because it's just the most fun. The comic relief is appreciated and I like some of the situations that occur, like the tense church scene. It's also the closest to the games out of the 3 movies. However the writing is dumb at times, such as the graveyard sequence and the climactic battle between Alice and Nemesis. The Nemesis monster as portrayed here is not a frightening villain. He just fights with guns and other weapons and his costume fails to impress. Still, look at this movie as a simple sci-fi action flick instead of horror and you'll probably enjoy it.
3 was a huge disappointment... Failing to explain the absence of two key characters from part 2 is really unsatisfying. The only possible conclusion within the logic of the movie's world is that they died, which is no fun at all. Then the post-apocalyptic setting - which would be fine for a zombie movie in general - doesn't work in the Resident Evil universe at all. So already it's just not Resident Evil any more. Throwing in the tyrant and the crows was a cool idea but it's too little too late. RE fans know those have been around since the timeline of RE1, so their introduction just further separates the continuity of the films and games.
The movie also commits the crime of killing off every likable character, leaving the audience with no one to attach themselves to. Videogame protagonist Claire Redfield is wasted in this movie, and Alice has become so alien that it's hard to worry about her.
And finally, Extinction's zombies look terrible. I know they were going for a sundrenched effect, but they still look like vomit. As I recall they also abandoned the CG-enhancement of the zombies (giving them transparent parts and such) that looked so cool in 1 & 2. Then the super zombies.... Oh man. Those fake eyebrows didn't look good in Buffy and Angel and they look even worse on brown zombies.
As a whole, this box-set represents a good value. The movies are so different, it's hard to give a strong thumbs up or down (hence my 3-star rating). The picture quality and sound are awesome. The extras are fairly significant, with deleted scenes, alternate endings, and loads of featurettes. If you're really into the Resident Evil movies this box is a great and affordable way to show off your HDTV and Blu-Ray player....more info
- "The End Of The World?"
Resident Evil was originally a video game that enjoyed much succes and it made the jump from video games to movies with "Resident Evil" in 2002 to mixed reviews.Nothing left hope for a second film.A sequel followed "Apocalypse" in 2004 wich left quite a few disapointed and wondering.Forward to 2007 when the third Resident Evil movie is released,"Extinction".Lets just say that "Extinction" is not anything fabulous but is still enjoyable and very entertaining,it's not a movie that you HAVE to buy,still it has its share of action,zombies and twists.If you have ever generated any interrest in either the video games or any of the two first movies then you probably should watch "Extinction".It has its flaws but it does manage to keep your interest and if you don't expect too much of it then you will like it more and if you set your expectations too high then this will seem mediocre to you.Actress Milla Jovovich who plays main character of Alice returns delivering possibly her best performance of the Resident Evil movies,at least that's something good.
Here's a little resume of what happened in the first two movies.In the first Resident Evil the Umbrella Corporation develops a T-Virus intended to be a biological weapon,turns out that millions of people are turned into zombies.Alice wakes up confused and tries to form a team to search for the survivors.They also search for any information ainvailable on the T-Virus.Now,in the second Resident Evil Alice wakes up in a lab,most specificly the lab of the Umbrella Corporation.The corporation builds a wall around the town so that no one can leave.The virus is making its way to Racoon City.Alice and a qualified team for the job try to find a girl and a way to save the town.All three movies have something in common,Alice wakes up in each naked or mostly,now you judge if its good or bad,i won't!
In Extinction things have gotten far worst.The entire world is now affected by the T-Virus and now even the water and soil are affected,forming a mostly deserted planet rich in one thing only : zombies!It has affected even Alice,but in a good way.This film has a few returning characters from Apocalypse and they team with Alice to take on the zombies.Meanwhile scientist Dr.Issacs of the Umbrella Corporation finds a cure for the T-Virus.Of course it is tested on an actual zombie and the results were that the zombie now had memories.When Alice speaks with Issacs he tells her that the cure might just be her blood.It ends with thousands of once again naked Alice,but this time clones.This leaves you wondering what has just happened and you realize that this wasn;t much of a movie it was a sub-movie to prepare us for the inavitable fourth Resident Evil movie.Of course there is lots of blood,zombies gets killed and a few characters won't be alive by the end of the film but it was to be expected.
The biggest disapointment with Extinction is that it doesn't go anywhere except that it is setting things up for a fourth film.I expected better and I will admit that I was disapointed as many were but it was still watchable and it did entertain me for the film's length.You don't have to be a fan to watch this,neither do you have to have played the video games.It isn't anything great be advised and it is worth a rental in my book,only if you are interrested.There are good features with the "making of" featurettes and the commentaries but nothing really special worth mentionning.I rank it three but its pretty close to two and a half stars. ...more info
- Better than expected
I usually hate movies like this, but there was an element to all the RE movies that I liked. I saw this in the theater, so I'm not commenting on the quality or features of this UMD disc. A solid 4+ star movie despite being somewhat predictable and another sequel. MJ's character is amazing and believable. Yeah, the outfit rocked too....more info
- Best picture and sound on Blu-ray
I could not believe the audio content I was missing until I bought this set....more info
- Resident Evil
Not as good as the first two Resident Evil movies, but entertaining. If you liked the first two you will like this one, and if you haven't seen the first two start with those first before you watch this one....more info
- Death, Destruction, Despair, and other Holiday Tidings
The deadly T-virus has now escaped the Umbrella Corporation's rigorously controlled environment and infected the world. There are few who can remain alive in such a hostile atmosphere where nature has reclaimed her own and flesh hungry zombies seek the warm life blood of the living. Earth is desolate. The entire planet shown from afar is now visible as a barren Necropolis of broken dreams, empty lives, and the fruitless pursuit of existence. It's over. . . or is it? Operation Alice is back, bigger and better than before. The fight for earth has begun . . .
Continuing the ever growing Resident Evil franchise, the latest installment in this seemingly endless movie series has actually managed to redeem much of the harm done in prior movies. While this is still not a "thinking man's" film by any means, the numerous action sequences, interesting special effects, and superior scenes of zombie carnage combined to produce an entertaining and enjoyable film. Perhaps there is hope for the Resident Evil venture after all.
The story continues the very lose plot line established in earlier movies, that is, Alice runs around in skimpy clothes, as before, and engages in random acts of violence while taking herself very seriously. Meanwhile, the ever devious yet massively inefficient Umbrella Corporation tracks her, thinking to take on a monster that they have created, yet have proved time and again that they cannot control. So much for the whole notion of hindsight. But, if you have already seen the first two Resident Evil movies and are still coming back, then you already know all this. Let's face it, the movies are just dumb, but they are fun if you can put aside your thinking cap and indulge in a Friday night flick with friends. And besides, there is one new theme that has emerged in Resident Evil: Extinction that is actually quite appealing in a macabre sort of way, the entire destruction of the world. While Resident Evil has never minded killing off large populations for the pleasure of a disturbingly blood thirsty public, no one ever quite anticipated that they were ready to eradicate the world. Yes, it's been done before, but for some strange reason, this same old concept has a uniquely revolting attraction. The new theme works. Freud might have some interesting theories as to why, but let's face it - - - no one really cares, we just want to be entertained.
Now, what about the characters? I, for a lack of anything better to do (thus are the trials of being nineteen) have unfortunately watched both of the original Resident Evil movies more than once and, despite this, still haven't a clue as to what the character's personality's are really like. Apparently, Resident Evil: Extinction decided not to remedy this problem. We still don't care about these people. As far as we are concerned, they are just future zombie bait or, as I prefer to say, zombie chow on parade. But wait! What about the elusive Alice? Yes, she is still "cool" with her no nonsense mannerisms, incredible and totally unrealistic fighting maneuvers, and her ultra sexy clothes but let's face it, she's just not a talker. Does anyone remember her ever saying more than three words? I rest my case. Resident Evil and characterization are not synonymous and they probably never will be. As I said, this is not a thinking man's movie.
So, now that my poison pen is warmed up, I sadly must switch gears and move onwards, leaving my delightful cynicism behind and explaining the good qualities of this movie to any of you out there who were unfortunate enough to land on my review (laughs maniacally.) Resident Evil is mainly known for its concentration of high drama, edge of the seat tension, unpredictability, and special effects and in all these areas it delivers marvelously. The action presented in this movie far surpasses the first two films keeping the viewer hooked to the screen and diverting their attention from the actual lack of a deep plot. The action is non-stop and for the most part realistically depicted. The special effects have improved over the years and the directors were not afraid to capitalize on this especially since if all these scenes of carnage and mayhem were removed the movie could be recapped in less than three sentences. The combination of horror and action that is unique to the video game to movies franchise that is booming of late is presented most effectively in this film creating a very tense atmosphere and resulting in many unexpected deaths, mutilations, and zombiefications.
The conclusion was both oddly disappointing and strangely satisfying at the same time although it was obviously the prelude to yet another sequel (what ever happened to succinctness?) While Alice's final battle with an unnamed but many clawed creature was abrupt and vastly disappointing especially considering that half the movie had been building up to this grand battle, the "surprise conclusion" that was presented afterwards was most unique and quite interesting thus redeeming the entire conclusion.
Ending Thoughts: The expert manipulation of effects and the inclusion of hordes of flesh hungry zombies and heart stopping action packed scenes will of course appeal to any cynical teenage audience; however, an older crowed will probably find it most banal. If you are more into the thinking man's type of film, then this is not for you. If you are looking for a meaningless yet fun film, then Resident Evil: Extinction is definitely worth seeing.
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- Action, body count, zombies and next to no story.
Which just about sums up this film. No, this is not one for an intellectual evening in with a glass of wine, a light Italian evening meal and the better half for company. This is a fast paced action film that does not require the use of brain cells. Not saying this is a bad thing, not at all. The special effects are first class, the body count is high and the ending is fairly predictable.
Story in brief, virus turned the worlds population (and its animal life) into zombies, small crew of survivors travel about Mad Max style looking for fellow survivors while our heroine wanders about with even less of a purpose than he new travelling companions while the bad guys hold up in a bunker dabbling in science in ways they really shouldn't.
The film is pretty predictable from start to finish even to the extent you know who is going to die next. The film is nothing special and you have almost certainly seen it all before.
For a couple of hours its fun. Instantly forgettable and you probably wont want to watch it again but for a one off, not a bad film at all....more info
- Better than the rest.
This is far better than the first two movies before it. Great action with a flowing story line that makes sense to this series. We can only hope that they will continue in this direction for the next movie.. Very entertaining if you ask me....more info
- 3.5 stars...I liked it more than I thought I would!
There's a certain pointlessness to my reviewing RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION. First, this is not the kind of movie that anyone thought would win Oscar's in the first place. Second, people who REALLY want to see it will do so regardless of what anyone says and third, I had never seen the first two.
However, I do feel it's worth noting that there were fits of surprising competence in the film, which plays like THE ROAD WARRIOR meets...well...a video game. Despite the utter unoriginality of the story, it managed to be a fitfully entertaining, action packed, gore fest.
I'll admit right now that I never totally understood the powers or backstory of Milla Jovovich's lead character. Is she a human or a robot of some sort? A clone? She appears to have psychic (psionic) powers...but they were undefined for the uninitiated. I certainly wouldn't have objected to a more thorough recap of past events then we're given...but I certainly had no trouble understanding that except for a few isolated pockets, zombies have taken over the world. Evil quasi-government/industrial agencies are trying to affect a cure...but it's tough to tell what their motives are. It's hard to believe they expect to make a PROFIT by marketing a cure...since there isn't an economy in place any more...yet they sure don't seem to be doing their research to benefit anyone but themselves.
Jovovich's striking-looking lead character is reintroduced to the viewer as a loner, riding a motorcycle across an endless desert. She stops at a ruined radio station, because she's picked up an SOS broadcast. Apparently, she wants to help, but it turns out to have been a trap. She's captured by a group that we so often see in these kinds of movies...the bikers who've gone bad. They capture her and are prepared to feed her to a pack of zombie dogs...for no reason other than their own amusement. The scene plays out like a sequence in a video game...but Jovovich's escape is well staged and sufficient to get the blood pumping. The movie has gore, but doesn't dwell on it. (I'm not saying it's for little kids...but I've sure seen worse, too.)
Later, Jovovich meets ups with a rag-tag group of survivors, led by Oded Fehr and Ali Larter, looking pretty tough herself in her khakis. This group could be the same folks Mel Gibson let to "the promised land" in ROAD WARRIOR...they've got reinforced buses and heck, even a gasoline tanker! Too bad that gas has become nearly impossible to find. The realize that they will have to brave a "big city" because they've drained all the gas in the small towns. But big cities are where the zombies have congregated the most, naturally, so we anticipate a bloody showdown.
And the film delivers one. They arrive in Las Vegas and immediately unleash hundreds of the hungry creatures. Lots of shooting, lots of creative ways of killing zombies, lots of sad moments as one beloved character after another falls under a swarm of the flesh-eaters. There is no originality to the idea...but again, it is staged with a sincerity and a visceral quality that make it work. (An earlier scene, involving an attack by a flock of infected ravens shows more originality, and also works well.)
So the action is good. The "quiet" scenes of dialogue are pretty hokey...but the actor's play them about as well as anyone could. The movie doesn't "wink" at the audience at any time, nor does it have any "in-jokes." It is a straightforward videogame brought to life.
The final scenes, involving a confrontation between Jovovich and a diabolical doctor...are perfunctory and not as fun as the scenes earlier in the film. If we had more invested in this character, I think it might be different, but just because she's now starred in three films doesn't exactly make her the fleshed out person that, say, Hellboy has become.
Jovovich is well suited to the role. She looks great in her silly costume. And even though a few of her stunts clearly benefit from the aid of wires...she mostly looks like she could be doing what she does without help. Larter matches her well, and Fehr (THE MUMMY RETURNS) is always a striking figure.
The movie is far from the embarrassment I thought it would be. While I can't simply heartily recommend it...I do think if you're looking for some good, "clean" zombie killing action...you could do worse!
- "Resident Evil..... Extinction"
RE Extinction was a good movie with outstanding special effects and in the mode of "Road Warrior". This movie is the third of a series of Resident Evil; like the other two ---- this one follows the plot so viewers can understand the story of the Extinction.
Plenty of action and the special effects dominate the spectacle making it a fast paced movie. A very entertaining movie, but for a mature audience due to the violent content.
Concord, CA....more info
- A good action movie, a poor Resident Evil addition.
Resident Evil: Extinction [UMD for PSP]
As an addition to the Resident Evil universe, Extinction doesn't add up very well. It doesn t explain how the virus does the things it does, it doesn t tie up the ends we would like tied up, and for the most part its just a Milla Jovovich-fest.
That being said, it is an entertaining action film. While not out right terrifying, it will make you jump slightly in certain moments. It does have people you want to see survive, and those you can t wait for their end to come. For a simple action film who s only real purpose was to allow another one to be made--it is enjoyable and it did leave the opening for a Resident Evil 4.
From a technical point of view, it is an excellent transfer to UMD. There is very little ghosting in the dark scenes, the audio syncing is flawless, and the action scenes are crisp and clean. Even using the PSP-Slim s video output feature is done well. The UMD version looks dvd quality on a 32 inch HDTV.
Do I recommend this film to a Resident Evil fan, one who s been playing the games since the beginning? No, I m sorry to say I can t. The continuity and characters fail to fit into the universe they were forced into. If you insist on seeing this as a continuation of the games, you will be extremely disappointed.
Do I recommend this film to an action junky who wants something to watch on their psp on a long trip? Definitely. Its an easy film to just enjoy watching, as long as your willing to forget its Resident Evil . ...more info
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- dvd format not blue ray booo
is a sham for a thirth isntallmentof the series that the quality of the picture and sound is equal regular dvd and not blue ray format quality . waste money since allready have it for regular dvd. hope this help other ...more info
- From J. Kaye's Book Blog
I walked away pleased with this latest installment. Compare with the others before, this one isn't as good. Even so, I loved it. In this sequel, Alice has been hiding in the Nevada desert, staying one step ahead of the zombies that have basically taken over the world. She once again joins forces with friends of the past in order to find a safe haven. Her enemy isn't just the undead, but the Umbrella Corporation as well. The action in this move was so good, it left me with goose bumps. Also, the ending leaves plenty of room for the fourth in this series. I don't think Resident Evil fans will be disappointed. I wasn't....more info
- Resident Evil Fans
This review is simple. I bought these movies Because I love the games. And I was not surprised to find that the movies are amazing too....more info
- Terrific boxset
I found watching Resident Evil trilogy on Blu-ray was very enjoyable. You don't need to be a big fan of the games to enjoy the movies. The films had enough of the right stuff to make it worthwhile buying this boxset. The only downside is when watching blu-wizard I believe that when it switches to a special feature you lose a bit of the film, for the length of the extra you just watched....more info
- Mad Mila; Beyond Zombie-Dome. A Sci-fi Channel Original.
Ok, I know the Sci-fi channel had nothing to do with this. I'm obviously using their reputation for fine film making (tongue firmly in cheek) as a measure of this films quality. Is "Resident Evil; Extinction" really that bad? No, it's not THAT bad, but it's not so good either. To understand where I'm coming from, let's quickly rehash my thoughts on the first 2 films;
Resident Evil: Original, edgy story, (despite cheesing off the video game crowd), creative visuals and fair characters combine to create a surprisingly good zombie, action, horror film. The Director did a nice job with a relatively tight budget.
Resident Evil; Apocalypse: A simple story that appeased the video game fans, goofy monster effects and big budget explosions combine for an in-your-face silly action movie. Gone is the great tension and visuals of the first film; still fun in a stupid way.
This brings us up to date on where I stand in the Resident Evil series... ...until now.
"Extinction" suffered with, what I call, CREATIVE CONSTIPATION!! Dun, Dun, DAHH! (Very dramatic, I know). Let's get down to it...
-BEST OF BOTH MAKES WORST OF ALL
This film had elements from the first film that I enjoyed a lot (i.e.; the laser room; very cool) and elements from the second film (goofy monsters) that combined to make a more confused film than either of the first two. As much as the second film disappointed me it was, at least, consistent in its mood and values. As pleasantly surprised as I was with the first film, its best elements don't work when out of the context of the edgy story and creative environment. The only thing that translated well was the theme music, which is still effective at setting a mood.
-CAN YOU SAY; DERIVATIVE
I can forgive copying in the context of homage or as a respectful nod, but the "Road Warrior" theme came off as derivative here. Certainly, in the context of a dying planet, copying "Road Warrior" would seem a logical choice. However, did they really need a skinny bearded guy with big teeth and a strange hat (i.e.; the helicopter guy in RW)? Of course, like most zombie films, the entire series pays respect to George Romero's zombie rule (infection by blood, head shots required, etc.), and clearly is borrowing concepts from Romero as they make sense (i.e. ; experimenting on zombies, domesticating zombies) without ever raising the social questions. Regardless of the intent; this film depended so heavily on past work that I could not help critique its lack of originality.
-HOW DEAD CAN YOU GET?
The thing most frightening and disturbing about zombies is that they once were normal people. In the first film, with a lesser budget, zombie makeup was limited mostly to grey face paint, prosthetic wounds and an emphases on good zombie acting. This is the kind of zombie I appreciate the most; still human but lacking their humanity. These are the zombies that give me the creeps because they seem somewhat plausible. "Extinction" definitely had too much money to spend on makeup, because these zombies were so latex heavy that they lost all humanity and became monsters. Also missing was the attention to detail where zombie acting was concerned; just a bunch of people in masks running around and attacking people. More makeup does not mean more dead; just less human.
-IT'S OVER WHEN I SAY "WTF!!!"
Here are a couple things that I had to sneer at (SPOILER ALLERT for those interested).
-In one of the least surprising moments in a film ever to be presented as a revelation, Alice (Mila) finds out that she is the savior of all mankind. If you didn't figure this out in the first film; shame on you. The ability to fry circuits in space WAS a surprise; ugh!
-Apparently, too much vaccination can cause otherworldly mutations in humans infected with the "T" virus. When I say otherworldly, I mean you will be able to instantly heal, use bad breath as a concussion weapon and grow tentacle fingers capable of shooting across the room. This is amazing since it never did more than stop zombification before (sometimes it didn't help at all). The worst part is, the mutation looked pretty bad.
-You shouldn't drive heavy trucks and Hummers in a post-apocalyptic world; fuel mileage will be a bit of a problem.
-IF YOU CAN'T SAY SOMETHING NICE...
So here's a list of things I thought were cool or interesting but only as stand-alone ideas that could not make this a good film on their own: (some more SPOILERS, beware.)
-Zombie Crows; a scary proposition.
-I liked the main characters for what they're worth; not great, but not bad either.
-A zombie bomb (drop a dumpster full of zombies) was kind of clever.
-The laser room (sorry, it's just so cool!!)
-I give Mila credit for her ability as an action Heroine. She is very capable.
-There was nothing inherently wrong with the production values.
-HOW CAN I WRITE SO MUCH ABOUT SO LITTLE?
Yea, really; this film did not warrant such "deep" analysis. I thought the first RE film was very creative and creepy. I thought the second was crude and dumb but entertaining on a basic level. This third film was visually better than the second but lacked the cohesiveness and creativity of the first. As a result, you get a mish-mash of a film. Big Budget production values with a less than enthralling story. I can only recommend this for fans of the game and completists who must have the whole series.
- horror for contemporaries
this movie is scary like a horror movie should be. There were several times where i jumped. the scary moments were integrated exceptionally well. I would recommend this movie for anyone looking for a scare and to have a fun time doing it. Milla Jovovich was critical to this film's success and Jovovich delivers. If you saw any of the other Resident Evil films and enjoyed their entertainment value, this movie should not be missed....more info
- Third Times A Charm
Following the events of the first two Extinction picks up a few years after Apocalypse left off. The zombies have basically taken over the entire planet. It's up to a group of people to try and survive the menace. At first I was kinda like "hmm another one what can they do?" then I saw it and I was pretty impressed with what I saw. I was a little lost at first.. but that didn't last long and everything clicked, making complete sense. If you watched the first two you should check out the third....more info
- Good Movie Series & good set
This is a great set of movies with many good blu-ray features. A very good buy....more info
- brilliant trilogy
I enjoyed all three parts of the resident evil trilogy. every one is superb in sound. the experience of all the sounddetails is phenomenal. the blu ray picture is best in the second part.
the only bad thing: why did they "soften" milla jovovich's face in the third part???
have fun and enjoy - a brilliant rollercoaster ride with zombies!...more info
- Resident Evil Blu-Ray Trilogy
Resident Evil - The High-Definition Trilogy (Resident Evil/ Resident Evil: Apocalypse/ Resident Evil: Extinction) [Blu-ray] I LOVE THIS SERIES AND I LOVE MILLA. WHAT MORE CAN I SAY. KEEP THEM COMING. I AM THERE....more info
Great movies! Needed to replace reg. dvd with BluRay. Price was very reasonable, much cheaper than retail stores. Shipment was very fast and dvds in excellent condition. Thank you very much!...more info
- Movie: 3.5/5 Picture Quality: 4~5/5 Sound Quality: 4.5/5 Extras: 3.25/5
Version U.S.A / Region A,B,C
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Running time: 1:34:05
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Dolby TrueHD 5.1 16-bit English / French / Spanish
Dolby Digital 5.1 640 Kbps Portuguese
Subtitles: English / English SDH / French / Spanish / Portuguese / Chinese
#Beyond Raccoon City: Unearthing Resident Evil Extinction (HD, 31 min)
#Deleted Scenes (SD, 9 min)
#Resident Evil: Degeneration Trailer (HD, 1 min)
#Picture-in-Picture Commentary - Under the Umbrella
- Resident Evil Trilogy
Three awesome movies on blu ray disc. I would buy more if they weren't area coded....more info
- No Reservations
Here you will find post-apocalyptic visions, living (and hungry) dead, a mad (and bad) scientist, and tons of Hollywood gore. There's also a beautiful superwoman who gives the crazy affair a bright focus. If you want to escape an even grimmer reality for 94 minutes, here you go.
It's skillfully directed with great attention to detail. It's Alice in Rotting Flesh Land....more info
- More Zombies than you can shake an Umbrella At.
The Umbrella Corporation, a veritable Wal-Mart mixed-bagging it with Boeing, has unleashed something that will eventually murder the world. Unfortunately for the human race, it was not the cross-species horror that demolished hope or the bony fingers of the undead that picked away the last shreds of civilization. It was the fact that the Earth was a victim, too, and this process of victimization left the world a desert with humanity flickering in the breeze.
As far as a continuation, I found the movie likeable and hope people understand that this is a sequel work off information passed down from a prior sequel. Accordingly, it is not Resident Evil and it does not have Raccoon City to work with anymore. Raccoon City is actually a tomb now, nuked for those who omitted it from their mental radar, and the spread of the T-virus follows what any layman would register as a "catastrophe and then some." This means that the world went from the happy tinge of forests and foothills and turned a shade of red, infected and to the point that humanity had lost. This means that people survive by not following conventions: Instead of stopping they avoid planting roots and have developed a convey system. Instead of raiding big depots of their former lives they always avoid large cities, hoping to stay away from concentrations of the dead because even a forest of bullets could not keep that many teeth at bay. Fortunately for them, this has worked in some ways and the little towns they scavenge have kept the tired convey rolling. Unfortunately for them, they also face another threat --- Umbrella is far from dead and needs Alice.
On the plus side of the movie, everyone is here. Our comedian, our shout-out to the videogame, our Alice; every loose end is here and in play. Everyone save Alice has built a convoy and is practicing the "stay on the move" philosophy. I missed some of them, too, and was glad to see that they were all seen as important. The main players are here as well --- the dead are out and in force because food is probably harder to get a hold of and they really mean something. They look purty as well and that was equally important --- without some sexy undead, where would the world be?. On the downside, the story is somewhat weak, the dress of the people does not make me think "one bite means I'm dead!," and the bird portion of the movie is - well, if you watch it you'll know what I mean. I also saw a piece of the movie that was taken from Day of the Dead and wondered if this was incidental, but also had to ask myself if Umbrella might think this way.
Following all the games and the movies, I would have to answers with a resounding "yes."
If you liked the other movies, then you might like this one. Just remember that the focus is Alice, that the quality is lower in some ways, that you will lose some people you like, and that this is a videogame franchise. If you can deal with all of that and still say, "it sounds good," then you have plaything. I liked the movie BUT I like a lot of stuff so this isn't the focus. The focus is zombies, sexy little zombies and the T-virus that made them, and that makes me feel HaPPY inside. If it makes you feel, too, then perhaps we could get together and sing Imagine with an undead John Lennon.
- If you can get past Paul Anderson's lousy writing it's actually a fun flick
The Resident Evil franchise sparks a lot of debates; some love it and others simply hate it and see it as far inferior to the games they were inspired by. Make no mistake the Resident Evil films will never be mistaken for a George Romero movie and quite honestly the films will remain known only thanks to the video games. The day the games fade away I'm willing to bet so will the movies.
But with that said I will admit I have so far enjoyed this franchise for the most part. The movies aren't classics by any means, but they do make for some mindless fun and quite honestly sometimes that is all that is needed. But the Resident Evil films aren't without their flaws and the major flaw with the series is one person in particular. Paul WS Anderson. He's despised by legions of people, but he's really not that bad of a filmmaker. He's not very good, but he can produce and direct an enjoyable even if lackluster movie. But his writing is just simply horrendous.
Resident Evil: Extinction was once again written by Paul Anderson who wrote the previous 2 and directed the original. This is a Paul Anderson screenplay you should know what to expect by now. I've never thought he was very good with the character development, but with the Resident Evil films he's at his worst. While neither this one nor the previous 2 were poorly written per se, they did feature very weak characters and if not for the actors brining more to the characters than maybe they deserved they would be a total waste. I can't help, but feel it's more of Anderson being lazy and knowing he has an audience thanks to the games.
Resident Evil: Extinction might be the weakest written of the three, but also the best written as well. The characters all lack depth and nothing is really explained. Ali Larter was excellent as Claire Redfield, but my question who is the hell is she? I don't care if it's explained in the game. This is a feature film and not a video game. Her character could be developed in the game, but she also has to be developed in the movie. It almost seems like when Anderson writes his first draft it ends up being the final shooting script.
I think plot wise this has a little bit more going for it, but with that said the story itself isn't very good and knocks off other movies, but the dialogue was overall far better than Resident Evil 2, which at times was cringe worthy. If not for Alexander Witt's decent directing, Resident Evil 2 could have been terrible, which is does borderline at times.
Oded Fehr returns as Carlos Olivera and Mike Epps returns as L.J. and both of them are very much wasted. Since both survived the previous part and since both were free it seems they were brought back for the hell of it. While their characters weren't very much developed in the 2nd, here even less is done with them. While both actors make a little more of their characters they are simply there just for the hell of it. Carlos is given a little more to do than just to be there, but L.J. serves no real purpose. But at the end of the day neither character was very crucial to the movie.
I would love to see this franchise continue without Paul Anderson; I think there is some potential for this series and while I have enjoyed all 3 for what they are just mindless fun, but Paul Anderson's weak writing hurt what would have been a much better series of films. As I stated before as a director he's not bad, he's not very good, but he can craft a movie that is enjoyable, but at the end of the day forgettable. The original Resident Evil really wasn't so bad, the script was very weak, but it did have some fairly good action scenes and was enjoyable, but again we go back to the script you'll be hard pressed to remember anyone's name. Faceless characters and that's what Anderson does best.
As a writer Anderson, well let's just say he needs to take a few classes on how to write a screenplay. One of the clear influences on RE3 was George Romero's Day of the Dead; note to Anderson; pay attention to what Romero did with the screenplay and break it down and maybe one day you'll fully understand how to write a movie. I hate to totally trash someone and I've pretty much bashed Anderson non-stop in this review, but he deserves it. He isn't the worst writer and I'll admit I do enjoy some of his work again he can deliver a decent flick, but very forgettable, but I don't hate Paul Anderson like many people seem to do.
Director Russell Mulcahy does a fairly good job at keeping the pace going forward, which isn't an easy task when you're directing a movie based off of a Paul Anderson script. But he mostly keeps things interesting and does deliver some solid action scenes. The poor CGI does hurt a little bit, but they're still good enough scenes so they may not annoy you too much. Of all 3 Resident Evil films this is probably the best directed, but also has possibly the weakest and better script of the 3. So therefore I won't place all the blame on Mulcahy for the flaws.
The biggest problem with Resident Evil 3 is almost the whole movie was shot in the daylight. Movies like this barley work when shot during the day. Would all night scenes made this scary? No of course not, but that isn't really the point, but if anything it might have added a little bit of suspense and tension. I don't think night scenes would make this movie much better, but I think it would have helped a little bit.
Milla Jovovich returns as Alice and is the brightest spot of the movie; honestly I really like her a lot. She's a fairly decent actress, but does make for a very cool heroine. Milla Jovovich is the franchise and brings a lot to a very poorly developed character. Quite honestly she's the main reason I keep coming back to the series.
Overall Resident Evil: Extinction is a very flawed, but fun movie; by no means is this movie a classic at all. It's quite forgettable, but again it's a fun movie and a fun way to kill 90 or so minutes. My review may be a lot more negative than positive, but I do enjoy Resident Evil: Extinction, while this doesn't come highly recommended it does serve its purpose as a good popcorn flick....more info