1. Resident Evil: Afterlife (Sony/Screen Gems, 2,800 Theaters, 97 Minutes, Rated R): Films adapted from video games usually don’t do well at the box office, yet this franchise is in it’s fourth installment. What gives?
It’s not like the films of the series were any better received than any other video game films. Each of the films have been lambasted by critics and while Paul W.S. Anderson’s name isn’t as disrespected as Uwe Boll’s is, he’s not that far off.
Could it be the zombies? Could it be the Matrix-esque slow-motion gunplay? Could it be that master thespian Milla Jovovich? What ever the reason, here we are with a third sequel.
When we last left Alice, she was trying to get a bunch of survivors to a safe haven up in Alaska. Well, that haven wasn’t all that safe, so she goes to Los Angeles, one of the most densely populated cities in the world, to seek refuge. What she instead finds, surprise, surprise, is the city overrun with zombies and herself smack dab in the middle of a trap.