Written September 18, 2012
Had some very good spooks in it (that would probably look better in 3D) but in general the movie was good and it did follow 100% the Resident Evil style. The only thing that I did not like was the "russian zombies" (don't want to spoil).
Written September 16, 2012
Really enjoyed this installment! It was really well done and explained an important part of the series, but it seemed more of a side story when all said and done. The new biological weapons were really cool. We did not see it in 3D, but I imagine from all the scenes that looked as if they catered to the 3D aspect, it was probably very good in 3D. Alice is and always will be a bad***, which is why I love this series so much. The ending is a typical Resident Evil ending, so be ready. Very well done and use of previous characters in the series. Definitely worth seeing in the theater!
Written September 17, 2012
well this the second resident evil movie that I have seen so I am familiar with the characters. Saw this movie in imax 3d, and there is absolutely no storyline that would engage the viewer. No I am not talking about a emotional story or anything like that, but not even a thin wafer of story line. whole movie goes like this...Alice and bunch of her friends go from point A to point B and kill lots of zombies on the way. Special effects are ok, better than prometheus(another pathetic movie). Acting is not required so i wont talk about it and the dialogues are very terse. Background music that was repeated in beginning and climax is good but loses its charm as it was repeated over and over. the sets of newyork tokyo were strictly ok, while moscow looks good. there is is no real reason why the characters jump from one set to other, i assume thats how the video game goes. Overall waste of my fifteen bucks and 95 minutes of my life.
Written September 15, 2012
Although many of the acrobatic combat maneuvers by Milla were crazy great to see as usual and she did a fine job, the movie in general disappointed. Although I am not a Resident Evil gamer, I have greatly enjoyed all the movies up to this point. Previous movies seemed to take the essence of the STORY of the game and then adapt it to the movie genre and movie audience. However, Evil Goes Global seemed to be less of a translation of a video game to the movie format than just a filming of the game format. The transitions from "crisis" to "crisis", the use of a countdown timer, the need to use a device to "find a way out" of a fatal situation, etc all screamed game and not movie. Additionally, with few exceptions, the acting of the characters other than Alice were sophomoric.
Disappointing. I'm still glad I saw it as I still enjoyed some of the battle scenes and Milla's character but overall it was not up to par wit the rest of the series.
Written September 15, 2012
I won't give anything away, because there isn't really anything to give away. There's no plot. And I don't mean it was like "Bambi" no plot, I mean it was "like watching paint dry on a wall" no plot.
If you played the video games, you will be the most disappointed in this movie over all the others. I thought 4 was just so-so, but it made 4 look like a masterpiece.
About 25 minutes in I couldn't stop thinking "When are they going to reveal what the plot is?" Then at 40 minutes in I realized "Never..." and all I could think then is "When will it end?".
-1000 out of 10. Don't go see it in theater; I would advise not to see it ever, but if you have to, red box it.