1 hour, 35 minutes
R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.
for strong horror violence throughout and some nudity.
Deleted scenes; Sneak peek of "Resident Evil: Degeneration" - the first Resident Evil cgi feature film!; Filmmakers' commentary with director Russell Mulcahy, writer/producer Paul W.S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt; Making-of featurettes:; Alice Vision: Preproduction; The Big Bang: Shooting Resident Evil: Extinction; Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Undead Evolve; Vegas Visual Effects: Miniatures.
Milla Jovovich ... Alice
Oded Fehr ... Carlos Olivera
Ali Larter ... Claire
Iain Glen ... Dr. Isaacs
Ashanti ... Betty
Christopher Egan ... Mikey
Spencer Locke ... K-Mart
Matthew Marsden ... Slater
Linden Ashby ... Chase
Jason O'Mara ... Albert Wesker
Mike Epps ... L.J.
The escaped virus has turned the earth into a desert-like zombie planet, leaving a few survivors on the run while the sinister Umbrella Corp tries to find a cure. Dr Isaacs (Iain Glen "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider") heads up the research with a complete disdain for medical ethics; he actually needs to find the genetically modified Alice (Milla Jovovich "Zoolander"), whose blood has the key to an antidote. Meanwhile, she roams the wilderness alone until she joins a refugee convoy led by Claire (Ali Larter "Legally Blonde") and her old friend Carlos (Oded Fehr "The Mummy"). When Isaacs finally spots her by satellite, they head for a huge showdown in desert-like Las Vegas.
The plot of the film, directed by Russell Mulcahy ("The Shadow") is extremely basic, and the characters are even simpler. This is a straightforward action suspense thriller that really wants to scare your pants off, but hasn't a clue how to go about it. Unless loud noises on the soundtrack do it for you, there isn't a bit of terror here, even though the story is quite tense, and has several nifty twists, including the emergence of an outrageous super-megazombie.
After the exciting "Resident Evil: Apocalypse", the second film in the series, the cast looks a bit exhausted. Sure, the stunt work and action choreography are exciting, although the fight sequences are so badly edited that we're never quite sure what's happening. Even the climactic all-out war in Vegas is filmed with far too many close-ups, filling the screen with movement and grisliness that has little meaningful context. And with characters this poorly written, there's not much hold your interest.
Still, it keeps moving and it's often bewilderingly chaotic, which keeps us watching. And the continuing story takes some satisfying turns along the way, leaving the door open for further carnage in the future.