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Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

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While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.

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In a world ravaged by a virus infection, 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. Written by Screen Gems

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She's back...And she's bringing a few of her friends. See more »


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Rated R for sequences of strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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10 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Resident Evil 4  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,690,655 (UK) (10 September 2010)

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$60,128,566 (USA) (29 October 2010)
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The back-story reveals that the trip of Claire and K-Mart from Nevada to Alaska took a lot longer than they had anticipated. When Alice finds the abandoned chopper and reads the diary, there are notes written by K-Mart describing their course. They made many stops for refueling and new supplies and they eventually arrived at Alaska a few days before Alice. See more »

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Before going underwater in search of the armory, Alice gives Chris one of her revolvers and the other one to Crystal. Later after they are confronted by the zombies, Chris starts shooting with two revolvers, and we have not seen him take the one from Crystal. However, upon closer inspection it's clear that Crystal drops her gun when she gets pulled by the zombie into the water. Just before Alice strikes the next undead, Chris starts to lean to reach the gun so in the next scene he has both. See more »

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Alice: [narrating] My name is Alice. I worked for the Umbrella Corporation in a secret laboratory developing experimental viral weaponry. There was an incident. A virus escaped. Everybody died. Trouble was, they didn't stay dead. This was the start of an apocalypse that would sweep the entire world. The men responsible for this disaster took refuge underground and continued to experiment with the deadly T-Virus. They felt secure in their high-tech fortress. But they were wrong.
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Outsider (Apocalypse Remix)
Written by Maynard James Keenan & Billy Howerdel
Performed by A Perfect Circle
Courtesy of Virgin Records America
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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How much more ridiculous can these movies get?
3 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let me be clear, despite my slightly positive rating, Resident Evil: Afterlife is in no way a "good" movie. But it is entertaining, in a ridiculous, inexplicable way.

I'm a fan of this series, even though that admission would probably cause some people to doubt any and all of my credibility when it comes to movies. The last three RE flicks were just dumb, fun action movies with zombies, and I could appreciate them for what they were. No, they don't follow the games very closely, and no they weren't scary in the slightest, but I still liked them (to varying degrees). Milla Jovovich is a credible and likable action star and seeing her jumping through the air, kicking and shooting things in the face never really got old, for me. Plus, this series has a habit of including some pretty hot actresses in each installment (including this one), which I heartily approve of. 

Afterlife, to be quite honest, is a train-wreck. But, it's like a train-wreck where no one gets injured, and the train cars do some crazy flips in slow motion and there are tons of explosions and everyone who happened to see it had a pretty good time watching it. Writer and director Paul W.S. Anderson has completely (and wisely) given up on trying to make these movies make sense in the slightest way, and let all logic fall right off the B- movie cliff. There's just so many cheesy, absurd things going on at any given moment that it's almost an overload. The almost constant slow motion, the AWFUL acting, the absurd dialogue, the concrete-tunneling zombies, the guarantee that exactly every 3 minutes, a zombie or monster was going to magically appear behind a character and kill/almost kill them, the random elements from the games strewn about haphazardly...it's all just so ridiculous.

This truly awful movie appealed to me in a perverse way. It certainly didn't bore me, that's for sure. But, you should be very wary if your tolerance (and maybe even fondness?) for a disaster isn't equal to mine. Resident Evil: Afterlife destroys the limits of absurdity like one of Alice's shotguns to the face. And yet, after the extra scene during the credits, I actually felt eager to see the next Resident Evil movie. Maybe I'm the one who's absurd.   


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