Resident Evil: Afterlife Reviews

November 24, 2011
December 20, 2010
True to series form, plot is nearly indiscernible, but this fourth installment in the sci-fi/horror/action franchise created by writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson is the sleekest so far, thanks to 3D and star Milla Jovovich's body-hugging catsuit.
October 15, 2010
Bound to please the legions of Milla fans who have doubtless poured over the extras-rich DVDs of the first three Resident Evils, as well as her please-sequel-this gem Ultra Violet.
October 13, 2010
Whether or not you are a series regular, you are unlikely to encounter anything here that you haven't met before in the sci-fi/horror movie universe.
September 16, 2010
Resident Evil: Afterlife lacks the humanity -- interesting characters, funny one-liners -- that made its predecessors enjoyable B-movies.
September 13, 2010
Anderson makes often-inspiring use of the 3-D effects, though he never quite tops the opening Shibuya Crossing bloodbath.
September 13, 2010
The action is easier to read than in most films of the genre, and therefore more enjoyable. Anderson makes particular use of sets and locations to wring out more bang for the stereoscopic buck.
September 11, 2010
Jovovich remains the lone light in the increasingly lackluster videogame-based zombie franchise, which barrels through its fourth installment with a threatened fifth on the way.
September 10, 2010
Like pretty much all of Anderson's films, this one is half-baked. The half that's baked isn't too bad, though.
September 10, 2010
This witless installment features the usual ultra-slow-motion mayhem and helpful freeze-frames to allow us to admire the extra dimension. Fans will not be happy, however, to learn that Ms. Jovovich is more decently clothed this time around.
September 10, 2010
Resident Evil's appeal as a series is almost exclusively rooted in Jovovich's charisma. She combines the enigmatic magnetism of a silent-movie siren with the bravado of an action hero.
September 10, 2010
Afterlife is slow-moving but relentless, and judging from a post-credits teaser that promises at yet another sequel, it has an unquenchable appetite for your brain cells.
September 10, 2010
It's a humorless movie of morphing zombies (they take on beastly attributes), phoned-in performances and trite dialogue.
September 10, 2010
State-of-the-art 3D effects add a welcome dose of visual freshness to the fourth installment of this video game-based franchise.
September 9, 2010
The films always look good and have well-staged action, but they don't have one iota of originality or imagination -- to the extent of virtually recreating key scenes from The Matrix, Die Hard and The Descent.