Written September 17, 2014
Wonderful action and beautiful Special effects, they have yaken the series into a new direction. this is the type of movie Imax was made for. Milla is still beautiful as ever.
Written September 18, 2012
Don't get me wrong they are so hot but their hotness doesn't make up for the lack of plot. It was one long action scene thats all!
Written September 19, 2014
RE 5 picks up the story from the end of Afterlife. Number 5 tops the rest. Paul Anderson gives us a different take on some of the same characters, while bringing other video game characters into the story line in a twisted way which brings the story back to full circle which has no doubt, aligned all the Video Games Characters with The Movies. I look forward to seeing how Mr. Anderson will end closing the story as he clearly left the ending open for one more chapter to complete the series which should pit Alice against the Red Queen herself in the final RE installment..
Written September 23, 2012
I saw it on/in Imax 3-D. I have to agree with many of the other reviews I have read here: this installment is better than the last 2, but too flawed to stand alongside of the earliest installment(s) of the series.
On the strong side: There are some very stylized/engaging visual sequences. The first 10 minutes + some other scenes were artfully rendered--almost like a avant-garde Samurai movie. The soundtrack was impressive. Yes,lots of explosions, but also many eerie/sad/powerful melodies that infused scenes with a sort of dark,ominous grace (reminiscent of Matrix,Dark City,or Inception). If you are a long-time series fan, you'll like the (re)appearance of many familiar faces.
The negative(s): WEAK writing and plot. Whenever you need a character to tell Alice (so as to tell the audience) where they were and what's supposed to happen next, it's sloppy story telling and writing. Alice had supposedly lost her superpowers,but yet she kicks, jumps and acts the same--really??
Written September 15, 2012
I think Milla is getting older for this action things, or so it looks like. Some of the plot is nonsense and the "bad guy" looks like Duke Nuhem
Anyway, for an action flick it's ok, but too cartoonish they have become...