An Average Movie-Goer’s Review
No spoilers! If you would like spoilers – check out the Spoiler post
I love horror movies and if I’m going to watch them anyway, why not write an entertaining/funny review from the POV of an average movie-goer and not a professional critic.
Today we’re looking at 2007’s Resident Evil: Extinction. The sequel to 2004’s Resident Evil: Apocalypse and the overall 3rd entry to Paul W.S Anderson’s Resident Evil series.
Years after the events of Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Alice’s former companions struggle to stay alive across a desolate world as Alice hides from Umbrella
Is Resident Evil: Extinction Scary?
No, while there are maybe two jump scares in the entire movie, Resident Evil: Extinction continues the series’ trek into action/science fiction territory and doesn’t even try to be scary.
Overall you won’t leave the movie scared unless you recently broke out of a large pharmaceutical facility that also creates zombies and bio-weapons.
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Resident Evil: Extinction is okay but it’s teetering on the edge of not being good. If you’re a fan of the previous Resident Evil films you might like this one but if you didn’t like them, don’t bother watching this. Extinction suffers from the same problems the last two suffered from, poor directing (constant cuts) and iffy acting (although it’s slightly better).
Somehow the dialogue has gotten worse and the plot has become even more nonsensical. In fact, I’m pretty sure the writer of this movie planned out some action scenes first and then wrote the rest of the movie to fit the action scenes even if it didn’t make sense. Characters also make the dumbest decisions that will leave you questioning how anyone survived after years of zombies.
Resident Evil: Extinction is full of bad writing and dumb character decisions. Some of the action scenes are pretty good but would have been better with a director who wasn’t constantly cutting. Overall I don’t recommend watching Resident Evil: Extinction unless you were a fan of the first two movies or if bad zombie/sci-fi movies are your guilty pleasure.