Written September 14, 2012
Sure it's a low bar, but them's the breaks. Plot seemed to by trying to shove too much action into too short a run-time. In retrospect, it's almost as if 5 & 6 were intended as a single feature, but then 5 had to be padded-out when separated. Intro was interesting but went on too long thanks to the dull recap, which they did not directly dovetail into the credits of 4. I wish more movie scenes had been done in the simulation floor. Somewhat annoyed that they never clarified whether the daughter is supposed to be partially-deaf or just learning sign, as she was responding just fine with no apparent cues (even with all the loud explosions that should turn anyone at least temporarily deaf.) 3D-depth was excellent, but pop was flat when it did anything at all (may be due to IMAX but not planning to rewatch in Real-3D.)
Written September 14, 2012
I'm a HUGEEEEEEEEEEE fan of the RE games and movies. However this one felt like they wanted to cram every character from the RE games and movies into one big movie. It felt rushed and not planned. It's my least favorite of the entire franchise. I don't know if this is good or not, but I'll still support RE and continue to watch the movies, I just hope they get better.
Written August 21, 2014
The Umbrella Corporation is still after humans. This movie is fully equipped with plenty of action of the usual Resident Evil type. There are many, many monsters and computer animated worlds. Mind control, as you know, is a big part of the corporation's strategy. If you've seen one of these movies, you've seen them all. So, the only people I would recommend this film to are the true fans of the series. Or, if you've never seen one and you're curious, this is one of the better sequels to experience the series with. That doesn't say much, but just buy into it and go for the action and you'll be satisfied.
Written September 20, 2014
I enjoyed the movie and did not really expect anything but, fighting, a quick story, zombies, and action out of the wazoo. It fills all of my action expectations and I actually felt sorry for the little girl that fell victim to the umbrellas corporation that was really sad. I can't wait for the next one and they did not disappoint on the action the 3D was great and utilized the way it should be. I saw it in IMAX 3D and I would watch it again, it did feel too rushed and needed to be at least a half hour longer to get the action sequences just right. I already saw the other 48 movies and this one delivered what I expected.
Written September 18, 2012
After reading critics and fan reviews, I wasn't sure about watching this. Saw it in IMAX 3D and I really liked it. The acting wasn't great, but it's a video game movie and acting in games isn't great either. That's part of the fun. If you're a fan of the games, you'll love it. I loved seeing all the bad guys in the game. The action was nonstop. The visuals were cool too, some fun 3D moments throughout. There weren't any moments when I was bored or not into the movie. And I hardly ever post reviews on this. Just felt I had to since so many people gave it a bad review.