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Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

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Average Rating: 4.3/10
Reviews Counted: 95
Fresh: 21 | Rotten: 74

Resident Evil: Extinction is more of the same; its few impressive action sequences unable to compensate for the pedestrian plot.

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Average Rating: 3.9/10
Critic Reviews: 15
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 12

Resident Evil: Extinction is more of the same; its few impressive action sequences unable to compensate for the pedestrian plot.

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Director Russell Mulcahy takes over for the third chapter in the Resident Evil film franchise, which finds genetically altered Alice (Milla Jovovich) joining forces with Carlos (Oded Fehr) and L.J. (Mike Epps) to take down the Umbrella Corporation once and for all. Upon emerging from her hideout in the Nevada desert, Alice is quickly joined by old friends Carlos and L.J., as well as survivors Claire (Ali Larter), K-Mart (Spencer Locke), and Nurse Betty (Ashanti). Now instilled with super-human

Jan 1, 2008

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All Critics (95) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (21) | Rotten (74) | DVD (16)

An occasional wide shot, of half-buried Las Vegas, say, hints at the postapocalyptic doom these movies have never quite achieved.

January 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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The scariest visage is that of Alice, whose flawless, airbrushed complexion is either a throwback to Mulcahy's New Romantic pop promos or something dictated by Jovovich's L'Oréal contract.

October 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Resident Evil: Extinction plays like a flabby middle chapter, full of nerdy details but fraudulently short on the ruined Vegas-scape that ads have been promising.

September 26, 2007 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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If ever a movie was made for a quick in-and-out engagement at the multiplex, this is it.

September 24, 2007 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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Resident Evil: Extinction is no more interesting than watching someone else play with his Xbox.

September 24, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Post | Comment (1)
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The action is not so much bloody as bloody monotonous.

September 24, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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As far as this franchise goes, it looks like it's game over as the only thing extinct is the creativity.

September 13, 2012 Full Review Source: Lyles' Movie Files
Lyles' Movie Files

Zombie sequel is just as grisly as the first two.

December 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

There doesn't seem to be much other point to Extinction, with its disposable story and its ever-more-conspicuous lack of any original ideas.

September 30, 2010 Full Review Source: Window to the Movies
Window to the Movies

Director Russell Mulcahy is revered by genre fans for his work on the original Highlander, but he won't gain many followers outside Fangoria circles with this over-the-top splatter fest.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Georgia Straight

The latest installment in writer/producer Paul W.S. Anderson's Resident Evil series may have opened atop the box office, but hardcore gamers know where the real action is.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

Groovy bit of multiplex pandemonium

August 27, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion
CinePassion

Rips from as many movies as possible, and fails to even do that right.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

The franchise is becoming almost as mindless as the zombies it portrays, lumbeirng on with only repetitive instinct, while all true vitality has long since passed away.

July 12, 2008 Full Review Source: ESplatter
ESplatter

najve%u0107i adut filma je, kao i uvijek, Milla Jovovich

April 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Index.hr

Falha até mesmo na tarefa de levar o público a se importar com seus personagens; não há uma única baixa entre os mocinhos que realmente faça o espectador sentir um nó na garganta ou simplesmente pensar "Que pena. Era uma boa pessoa.".

January 16, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Comment (1)
Cinema em Cena

The action at times is pretty effective, from an attack by an infected flock of crows, to some brutal fighting in a sand-engulfed Las Vegas.

January 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

Fun, forgettable stuff -- but also a (slightly) better film than the reviews would have you believe.

January 2, 2008 Full Review Source: FEARnet
FEARnet

Milla Jovovich does a female chauvinist dressed-to-kill biker babe, while dodging cannibalistic crows. Rarely has mass murder been so dull. Pass the smelling salts.

December 21, 2007 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
NewsBlaze

A Western-tinged adventure whose innovations are so scant that the only things keeping the enterprise afloat are clumsy references to its predecessors.

October 30, 2007 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
Lessons of Darkness

The Alice you care about most, the one who kills zombies with splits and panache (and machetes) is actually not on Isaacs' monitor and is not dead yet.

October 19, 2007 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

Alice is back. She remembers everything, mostly because we've seen it all before.

October 16, 2007 Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com
MovieCrypt.com

Russell Mulcahy of Highlander fame ensures that production values are strong even if logic is weak and the script sounds like it was written on the back of an envelope.

October 12, 2007 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

One or two good action sequences keep boredom at bay for a while, but so little of it is fresh that extinction can't come too soon.

October 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Independent
Independent

It's high time for "Resident Evil: Enough is Enough".

October 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

Audience Reviews for Resident Evil: Extinction

A change of pace for the third film as we move outta urban settings and weapons/laboratory facility type settings for the open desert. Yep Resi Evil goes for the 'Mad Max' look complete with heavily armoured vehicles including the good old petrol tanker, you just can't go wrong with a tanker in your desert based fantasy flick.

The image of 'Alice' being more of a elemental/supernatural type superhero is enforced more in this new film after we learned how badass she was in number two. A motley band of survivors once again are in deep doo doo being attacked by hundreds of ravenous crows (crows in the Mojave desert?), until 'Alice' pops up and saves the day by scorching all the crows to a firey death with the mind powers she learnt from 'Professor X'.

The plot is just like all the other films, a small group of survivors in a different setting, getting taken down one by one, until only 'Alice' and maybe two others remain for the next sequel (where those two normally get killed off early on). I quite liked the idea of 'Alice' roaming the Southwestern US outback looking for supplies and survivors but stumbling across crazy killers that like to watch people get eaten by zombie dogs. You could totally see that happening in the US with all those religious nut jobs over there, real 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' type folk in the sticks over there.

On the subject of zombie dogs, why are they always rottweilers? what has happened to every other type of dog? is there some kind of special sale on zombie rottweilers?? cos they are everywhere!.

Actually this film felt somewhat muted and not as action packed if you can believe that. Looking back over all of the films this one definitely has a slightly slower pace, less interesting characters and less action...apart from the usual mass of gunshots to zombie heads. On the other hand the visuals seem more realistic (deserts always seem to look good on film) and the zombies look good, grittier. The sequence where the main bad scientist guy tries to domesticate a captured zombie harks back to the classic 'Return of the Living Dead' zombie franchise (third film), nice touch.

Despite a more straight tone as it were, this film does suffer from not being quite the ballistic overdrive of action the rest are. It almost doesn't quite fit within the franchise really but I liked the fresh location. The whole film does feel a little bit of an anti climax though, the finale with the mutated creature sums that up pretty well, but as usual the setup for the next sequel intrigues.
February 25, 2013
phubbs1

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After the disappointing Resident Evil: Apocalypse, this third entry is a well crafted Sci Fi action horror film that erases the mediocrity of the second film. This is a very different film from Apocalypse, yet it continues the saga effectively well, and makes it an entertaining and must see film for fans of the original movie. The film has its flaws, but it relies on its action and zombie carnage to deliver something to the viewers looking an entertaining hour and a half to kill. This is not a film to watch if you're looking for a great story and memorable performances, Resident Evil: Extinction is a movie that is pure entertainment value from start to finish and this one has what the second one lacked, well executed action and less tongue in cheek moments. I felt that this entry had a more serious tone than Apocalypse, and it was a more worthy addition to the series. This is a well made movie that is one of the better films in the series. If you've enjoyed the first one, you're sure to enjoy this one. Extinction has a good amount of action and horror to appeal to genre fans and despite its questionable performances, this one is guaranteed to give fans a good time. Extinction improves on what Apocalypse lacked in terms of an interesting story and good action. There are also enough good elements here to appeal to common horror fans and Resident Evil: Extinction stands on its own as well as a good zombie film. Sure there are aspects that don't really stand out, but there's plenty here to enjoy and make this one worth seeing. As far as I'm concerned, Extinction did a far better job than the second entry in the franchise and it most certainly offers an exciting treat for fans.
December 20, 2012
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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The first time I watched this was in the theater, and I fell asleep. I found it to be boring, pretentious, and just overall not a very good movie. Now revisiting the movie, I find this to actually be a much better experience, and along with the second movie the best of the series. I really liked the way the movie looks when it's in the desert(the only thing I like when I saw it the first time), and it really pops off of Blu-Ray. Here, Alice(who has superpowers) is looking for fellow survivors, as the world has basically been overrun by the t virus. She meets up with a group in the Nevada desert, some of whom she had teamed with in the second movie. But the umbrella corporation find them, and they have to make it out alive. When this is a straight up zombie movie, it's awesome. Two words: Crow Zombies. But towards the end when again it's like guys with tentacles coming out of their face, or Alice being super powered, it's dumb and the effects are bad. Is it a great movie? No, but I don't think it's a bad movie either. It has enough good qualities to make it watchable. Some movies get better with age, and surprisingly this is one of them.
September 2, 2012
Everett Johnson

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    1. Alice: Sorry about this... Stevie...
    – Submitted by Rawballs B (22 months ago)
    1. Alice: [laughs] No, You're just... another asshole, and we're both gonna die down here.
    – Submitted by Christian Paul B (2 years ago)
    1. Chase: Climb the Eiffel Tower with a high-powered rifle. A few years ago, that would've caused a stir. Well, let the good times roll!
    – Submitted by Lea L (3 years ago)
    1. Alice: You won't have to wait that long, boys. Because I'm coming for you. And I'm gonna be bringing a few of my friends.
    – Submitted by Lea L (3 years ago)
    1. Alice: The Umbrella Corporation thought they'd contained the infection. Well, they were wrong. Raccoon City was just the beginning. Within weeks, the T-virus had consumed the United States. Within months, the world. The virus didn't just wipe out human life. Lakes and rivers dried up, forests became deserts and whole continents were reduced to nothing more than barren wastelands. Slowly but surely, the Earth began to wither and die. What few survivors there were learned to keep on the move. We avoided major cities. If we stopped anyplace too long, they would be drawn to us. Only a few at first, but then more and more. A never-ending army of undead. For those of us left, staying on the road seemed the only way to stay alive.
    – Submitted by Lea L (3 years ago)
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