94 Min. | Action – Horror – Sci-Fi | October 2007
IMDB Rating: 6.3
Director: Russell Mulcahy
Staring: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Oded Fehr
Resident Evil: Extinction Review: In Extinction, the third instalment of the Resident Evil series, the deadly T-Virus has escaped the confines of Raccoon City and contaminated the rest of the world. Zombies now outnumber the living and, as the number of survivors on the planet’s surface gradually dwindles, Umbrella Corp experts deep beneath the Nevada desert attempt to perfect an anti-virus. Meanwhile, genetically enhanced zombie-killing babe Project Alice (Milla Jovovich) travels the country searching for other uninfected humans. Sporting the latest in sexy post-apocalyptic desert-wear (which naturally includes stockings and suspenders), the drop-dead-gorgeous, high-kicking, gun slinging, slayer of the undead cuts a swathe through legions of shambling corpses (and zombie crows!), rescuing a rag-tag convoy of demoralised people in the process.
In Resident Evil Extinction, Alice convinces their leader, Claire Redfield (Heroes hottie Ali Larter), to lead her convoy to Alaska, where she believes they will be safe from contamination. But first they must head for Las Vegas, where they hope to find enough fuel to last the journey North. Unfortunately, nasty Umbrella Corp scientist Dr. Isaacs, who has been tracking Alice via satellite, has a nasty surprise in store for our heroine and her new pals when they eventually reach Vegas: he’s prepared a container full of extremely nasty zombies to greet them! Helmed by hit-and-miss director Russell Mulcahy, and written by the equally unreliable Paul W.S. Anderson, Resident Evil: Extinction could have gone either way.
Resident Evil: Extinction is also a horror movie, so expect some characters to die. A death-related plot twist comes along, and this is very tough to watch. The final scene of Resident Evil: Extinction will make you scratch your head about where Alice’s fate is actually going. It’s great that “Resident Evil: Extinction” has surpassed “Resident Evil: Apocalypse”. This film’s ending is a loose thread, which calls for another movie to continue. If the production crew plans to make a series out of the popular video game, then they should have titled the 2002 film as “Resident Evil: Infection”. This film is amazing, and it deserves to be watched for Halloween.