On release in '10 Anderson's return as director for the fourth entry in the franchise boasted impressive use of 3-D and a series highpoint in visual effects. What it lacked was any particular expansion of the core story thus resulting in a still born effort despite its visual candy. Some memorable sequences but often the film calls to mind other influences such as 'The Matrix' and 'Silent Hill'.
Even more than Anderson's attention to the play of bodies in space, what really shines through is his devotion to his leading lady. Of course Anderson is married to Jovovich, so there should be little surprise at this, but no director working today films an actress with as much obvious care and affection. In their own perverse way, Anderson's Resident Evil films are a series of visceral love letters to his wife.
Einstein defined insanity as "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results". So clearly, it is insane to expect anything better from this chapter of the franchise. If you expect nothing, however, then it beats watching paint dry.
You do not expect good acting's, character development or story plot for Resident Evil because it doesn't need to be. It will always be about ALICE trying to take down the Umbrella Corp. You simply enjoy them for their actions because that's what Resident Evil series is all about. I'm a fan of the video game series and I enjoyed this movie! wicked actions!!
Yes, Resident Evil: Afterbir--Afterlife is a well-polished turd that mercilessly rips off The Matrix every chance it gets. The awfulness of the acting is matched only by the ability of the story to drag its knuckles on the ground behind it effortlessly and disappoint as a zombie movie. As a story and a movie it fails but for the the video game fans its probably great. If nothing else you can give your mind a break.
Interminables balaceras, explosiones, Milla Jovovich matando a cuanto pendejo se le ponga enfrente...la formula sigue funcionando, a pesar de la poca inventiva de Paul W.S. Anderson (aqui, más avocado a robarle todo lo posible a The Matrix Reloaded que a otra cosa), sin embargo, esto no parece desalentar a los seguidores de la serie, quienes seguramente deben esperar con ansias la aparición de la quinta entrega.