Resident Evil: Extinction


Resident Evil: Extinction

Critics Consensus

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 strength, senses, and dexterity as a result of the biogenetic experimentation conducted on her by the Umbrella Corporation, Alice and the rest of the survivors set out to eliminate a virus that threatens to turn every living human undead, and ensure that the mysterious organization pays the price for their horrific crimes against humanity. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Resident Evil: Extinction

All Critics (98) | Top Critics (18)

  • 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.

    Oct 12, 2007 | Rating: 2/5
  • While it doesn't present anything that is in any way original, it's fast and fun enough not to outstay its welcome.

    Oct 12, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Milla Jovovich reprises her tough-girl-in-sexy-thigh-boots role, and the survivors travel in Mad Max conveys up and down desert highways in search of fuel.

    Oct 12, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Oct 10, 2007 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…

    Nigel Floyd

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Director Russell Mulcahy, a veteran of sci-fi tat, knows well enough to keep his camera firmly focussed on the exploding heads, and of course, there's the semi-naked Milla. One for Saturday night DVD rental, really.

    Oct 9, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Paul Arendt
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Sep 26, 2007 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Resident Evil: Extinction

  • Jan 28, 2017
    Resident Evil Extinction manages to dumb down the plot, action, and characters since the last film, which is an impressive "accomplishment". As hard as I try to get invested in this post-apocalyptic series, the series just keeps getting dumber. 'Extinction' picks up a few years after the end of 'Apocalypse' as Alice left her group in hopes of keeping them safe from the remnants of Umbrella Corp, who are tracking Alice in order to produce more of the anti-virus. Meanwhile, Alice's life of solitude has apparently given her telekinetic abilities. Yes, it's just that ridiculous. But even with another new setting in the desert (ala Mad Max), the plot never takes any exciting twists and turns. In fact, I'm not entirely sure what any of the characters were ultimately trying to accomplish. Characters that I thought were supposed to be important are either non-existent or given anti-climatic deaths. Plus, the zombies (or whatever they are calling the undead creatures) are now able to run around and climb on top of cars and buildings? I don't know about that. Do I enjoy seeing Milla Jovovich in this role? Of course. She's been a constant bright spot through each of the first three films, but I find it hard to believe that it's enough to give a film like this a positive review. Iain Glenn is fittingly over-the-top, but why in the world does he turn into a prototypical monster in the end? At that point, the film is expectedly off the rails. Well, that's enough ranting about a film I could care less about. +Milla always impresses -What is the arc for the movie? Or any character at all? -Nothing unique 4.6/10
    Thomas D Super Reviewer
  • May 10, 2016
    It's always on the verge of becoming really entertaining (nearly turning into a post-apocalyptic Vegas heist movie at one point) before falling back on standard genre cliches.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 30, 2012
    The zombie apocalypse goes global in Resident Evil: Extinction. The story picks up a few years after the T-Virus was unleashed, and finds Alice and a ragtag group of survivors navigating a post-apocalyptic wasteland ruled by the undead. Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, and Ali Larter form a strong cast that's able to carry the material fairly well. Additionally, the film has a good pace that keeps the action exciting and intense. However, the plot becomes a little unhinged at the end and takes the series in a strange direction. Resident Evil: Extinction is another solid entry into the series, but it's beginning to get a bit too convoluted.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 02, 2012
    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.
    Everett J Super Reviewer

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