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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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Paul W.S. Anderson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Milla Jovovich ... Alice
Ali Larter ... Claire Redfield
Kim Coates ... Bennett
Shawn Roberts ... Albert Wesker
Sergio Peris-Mencheta ... Angel
Spencer Locke ... K-Mart
Boris Kodjoe ... Luther
Wentworth Miller ... Chris Redfield
Sienna Guillory ... Jill Valentine
Kacey Clarke ... Crystal Waters (as Kacey Barnfield)
Norman Yeung ... Kim Yong
Fulvio Cecere ... Wendell
Raymond Olubawale Raymond Olubawale ... Axeman (as Ray Olubowale)
Christopher Kano Christopher Kano ... Sniper #1
Tatsuya Goke Tatsuya Goke ... Sniper #2
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Storyline

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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September 10 Experience a New Dimension of Evil See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Germany | France | USA | Canada | UK

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English | Japanese | Spanish

Release Date:

10 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Resident Evil 4 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,650,264, 12 September 2010

Gross USA:

$60,128,566

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$296,221,663
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The first scene is the beginning of the T-virus infection in Japan. It takes place years before the main plot of the film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 4 mins) Alice plans to escape the prison by leaving through the storm drains in order to access the sewer through which she and the other survivors will reach the ocean. Storm drains do not drain into the sewer, and sewers do not drain into the ocean. Sewers are specifically designed to prevent contamination of storm water and are never designed to drain directly into the ocean, which would result in raw untreated sewage contaminating the ocean. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, you can hear Alice say: "Hey boys, is that any way to treat a lady?" See more »

Alternate Versions

Due to German regulations and FSK attitude towards violence, a second version was created during post production to secure a more commercial "Not under 16" rating. This version removes or reduces some of the more violent scenes and gore effects (less blood splatter etc.). It was also used in Austria and the German-speaking regions of Switzerland. However, the DVD/Blu-ray release features the uncut version and is rated "Not under 16" as well. Since the FSK guidelines for home media are stricter than for theatrical releases, the cut theatrical version is thus rendered totally unnecessary. See more »


Soundtracks

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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Mindless fun.
23 October 2010 | by Troy_CampbellSee all my reviews

This fourth Resident Evil instalment was only ever going to be worth seeing if it featured lots of amusing gore and entertaining action scenes that utilised the third dimension successfully. Evidently, director Anderson must've known this too, because nary a second is wasted on anything else. From the get go we're embroiled in a mass raid on Umbrella's high-tech underground headquarters by dozens of Alice replicates. It's Matrix-y slick, features a massive body count and is a great way to kick off proceedings, even if the CGI is occasionally substandard.

The remainder of the film becomes grubbier once it relocates to an abandoned maximum security prison surrounded by thousands of the "infected". Alice, and the ragtag bunch of Los Angeleno's she meets in the jail, encounter blood-thirsty zombies left, right and centre with murderous glee. The finest sequence on offer comes thanks to the inexplicably nonsensical inclusion of an unnamed 10ft creature with a mammoth axe-like weapon, who was apparently only introduced so we could witness its gruesome demise. With rain-drenched slow motion and heart pounding music, watching Alice and Claire despatch of this demented beast is a thrill.

To mention other dispensable elements of this movie – you know, acting, character development, dialogue, plot plausibility, etc – would be redundant for two reasons, (a) because your enjoyment of Afterlife can be measured wholly on your reaction to the above couple of paragraphs and (b) we all know that the aforementioned filmic elements will be close to non-existent anyhow.

Mindless fun.

3 out of 5 (1 - Rubbish, 2 - Ordinary, 3 - Good, 4 - Excellent, 5 - Classic)


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