"Resident Evil: Afterlife" Movie Trailer Review

4/07/2010 Posted by Admin

Movie Trailer Review

"Resident Evil: Afterlife"

By our guest blogger, Joel Crabtree

Did you hear the news about the "Resident Evil" series? The latest installment is in 3-D! And if you didn't know, the newly released trailer will tell you at least three times. And if the trailer for "Resident Evil: Afterlife" is any indication, the film will throw everything it has at you — literally. Ninja stars, sunglasses, airplanes and, of course, Milla Jovovich.

Action takes center stage in the "Afterlife" trailer. There are some pretty cool "Matrix"-like gunfights, explosions and karate flips. However, the trailer never indicates what the movie is about. Sure, it sets up the premise from the first "Resident Evil" movie, but what is "Afterlife" about?

Having never played the "Resident Evil" video games, never seeing the third film and desperately trying to forget the first two, the "Afterlife" trailer just doesn't make any sense to me. I should probably just accept the highly-stylized action sequences the trailer offers and move on.

After all, the new "Resident Evil" film marks the return of director Paul W.S. Anderson to the series (he also helmed the original "Resident Evil"). The director's career has been marred with some pretty awful sci-fi movies and video game adaptations. But Anderson's work on the Jason Statham action picture "Death Race" was ballsy and outlandish. It was almost as though he embraced his modern B-movie persona and made a brainless action movie that also happened to be the most entertaining of his career.

Maybe Anderson learned something from that experience. It's likely, judging by the trailer, that the director will take "Resident Evil: Afterlife" in a similar direction — only in 3-D! The movie opens Sept. 10.

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