A barrage of 3-D effects enlivens Paul W.S. Anderson's Resident Evil: Afterlife
, the fourth entry in the seemingly endless action-science fiction horror franchise based on the popular Capcom video game series. Plot, dialogue, and character development all remain secondary considerations; what's key here are the set pieces that allow Milla Jovovich to unleash maximum damage to virally infected zombies, villainous henchmen, and just about anyone else who stands in the way of her stopping the shadowy Umbrella Corporation. Jovovich retains the blend of grit and pulchritude that have made her a fanboy favourite (though said viewers may decry the film's bit of shower-scene interruptus), and she's well supported by returning cast members Ali Larter and Boris Kodjoe (Undercovers
) and Prison Break
's Wentworth Miller, who, as Claire's brother, is back behind bars in a postapocalyptic jail overrun by plague zombies. And the 3-D effects are impressive and give a shot of adrenaline to the already hyper-driven action and CGI elements. Those looking for more than what the Resident Evil
franchise is designed to provide--souped-up, B-movie thrills--are advised to lower their expectations; franchise devotees should be pleased, especially by the film's final scene, which (naturally) sets up another sequel. --Paul GaitaBlu-ray Extras
- PS3 Wallpaper Theme
- movieIQTM+sync and BD-Live connect you to real-time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie!
- Undead Vision: Picture-in-Picture
- Filmmaker Commentary
- Deleted & Extended Scenes
- Back Under the Umbrella: Directing Afterlife
- Band of Survivors: Casting Afterlife
- Undead Dimension: Resident Evil in 3D
- Fighting Back: The Action of Afterlife
- Vision of the Apocalypse: The Design of Afterlife
- New Blood: The Undead of Afterlife
- Pwning the Undead: Gamers of the Afterlife
In a world ravaged by a virus turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead--and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.
This edition of Resident Evil: Afterlife
is the first action film to ever be released in Blu-ray 3D.