Thursday, September 16, 2010

RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE


RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE


I have been disappointed time and time again by the RE series. They always fall terribly short of whatever mark they are supposed to reach. And now, the fourth installation is here and it really delivers. But the delivery is a bittersweet headgame. Is this movie that valiantly rips off THE MATRIX, THE THING, (Snyder's)DAWN OF THE DEAD and several other films really good?
No, it isn't. But if you have been conditioned (as have I) to expect something weak, you are in for a surprise. RE: AFTERLIFE is a gun, Milla, and headshot worshipping exercise in high-end style over substance. Paul W.S. Anderson is comparable to Tarantino in this regard. Unplug your logic receptors and enjoy the beautiful, slo-mo mayhem. This film picks up right after the
last one, and the answer to the "clone issue" is a big money-shot. The presence of Astaroth is awesome too. What an awesome way to say goodbye to summer.

-Mediasaurus Rex