24 October 2008

Notes on Resident Evil: Extinction

Rewatching the movie. We'd originally seen it (pretty drunk) at the drive-in. A few weeks ago I impulse purchased all three from Amazon on the cheap.

  1. Resident Evil
  2. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
  3. Resident Evil: Extinction

We've been rewatching (also drunk) late nights when we get home and don't have the minds to focus on anything, shall-we-say, coherent. Watching Extinction now:

  • Milla Jovovich Resident Evil 3 v. Milla Jovovich Fifth Element has matured and become more attractive.
  • Each movie--though essentially a video game as GH had commented to me--has it's own set/mood. Underground claustrophobia; apocalyptic city-scape; world dessert.
  • I like the different scenes in Extinction: underground outpost, Milla, and Damnation Alley convoy.
  • Pros of Milla riding a motorcycle in such a situation: gas mileage, versatility; cons: exposure! But I guess a car is not that protective against zombies.
  • Alternate title for the movies: Milla Jovovich Wakes up Naked and Wears a Sexy Dress.
  • Desert color scheme throughout works well.
  • Two female leads. Yes, they're basically sexy bitches, but still GRRL PWR.
  • When symbolism is so heavy-handed, any social/cinema insight is going to be more meta. I don't have any insight yet, but I know it's there.
  • Milla Jovovich is the female Keanu Reeves, but because she's female she can get away with it. Definitely not a complaint.
  • Resident Evil > Tomb Raider. RE has fun; TR takes itself way way too seriously.

All in all, good fun, seven thumbs up, etc.

[ posted by sstrader on 24 October 2008 at 9:42:13 PM in Cinema | tagged resident evil ]