Resident Evil: Afterlife Review

By: Chandler Cox
By: Chandler Cox

Resident Evil is out with #4 and Alice(s) is/are back!

Resident Evil: Afterlife is out in theaters and kicking major zombie butt at the box office. This is the fourth installment to the movie franchise for Resident Evil. If you play the games at all you will notice there are only some likenesses between game & movie but not much. When the movies do throw in anything or anyone you recognize from the game, don't expect it to follow the same storyline that character originally had.

I have seen all previous Resident Evil films in years past but it has been eight years since the original one came out. I had to refresh my mind for Afterlife so I held a zombie-marathon and watched 1 - 3 back-to-back then went and watched 4 in theaters. You don't need to watch the other films in the series to watch the new one because they give a small back-story at the beginning of the movie but I would highly recommend watching all of them first if you have the time because I personally really enjoy the storyline and they are only 90 minutes each.

Afterlife takes place after Alice (Milla Jovovich) finds multiple clones of herself at the end of Extinction. She is now waging all out war against the Umbrella Corporation with her new sidekicks. After a violent start to the movie she starts looking for Arcadia, the last haven on earth with no virus. Upon reaching "Arcadia," Alice runs into some old friends and some new choices. The movie ends with the fight against Wesker (Shawn Roberts). Sound familiar? Watch closely and you will recognize they choreographed one of the scenes from a cut-scene in Resident Evil 5 the game.

Yes, they bring in RE 5 zombie dogs and the axeman. Yes, Wesker can teleport. No, Uroboros is not in the movie. And yes, RE 5 has better visual effects then the movie (but can you get any better?).  There are a few other surprises in the film that show up from the games: characters, creatures, and landmarks that I haven't mentioned to name a few. Resident Evil: Afterlife is rated R and is playing at the Regal in 2D and 3D.

If you like the RE movies or games, comment below on some things you want to see coming up in the series. Also, tell me the scariest part in any of the games that still freaks you out. For me, it's still the dogs. They are too darn fast!

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