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Resident Evil: Extinction (R)
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This is the third movie in the "Resident Evil" franchise. It came out in 2007, but I didn't see it until 2018. While watching it, I thought I might have liked it a bit better than the first two movies, but it's possible I'm wrong about that. It's not important. Anyway, it takes place several years after the second movie. The beginning is much like the start of the first movie, with Alice waking up naked in a shower, and making her way through her house. But she soon has deadly obstacles to face, and it doesn't take long for her to be killed. It turns out she's not the real Alice, just the latest in a long line of clones being produced by Umbrella Corp. scientist Dr. Alexander Isaacs, who has been testing the clones' abilities, I guess.

Meanwhile, outside the Umbrella facility, the world has become a wasteland, with the T-virus having infected most of the people in the world, and animals, too. But there are some survivors, Alice among them. She's on her own, at first. But she eventually hooks up with a convoy led by Claire Redfield (Ali Larter). Her group includes Oliveira and L.J., who both survived the second movie (though I didn't recognize them at first, and it took me awhile to realize they weren't new characters). And there were several new characters (one of them played by Ashanti). Oh, and Alice seems to be developing telekinetic powers. And... we occasionally see meetings of Umbrella committee members from around the world, who appear as holograms. The chairman is Albert Wesker (Jason O'Mara), who doesn't approve of some of Dr. Isaacs's actions, and Isaacs disobeys his orders.

Well, I'm not sure what else to say, except that it was kind of fun to see things play out on a larger stage than the first two movies. As always, there are lots of zombies, plus a super-zombie at the end of the movie. And... I look forward to the next film.

Resident Evil * Apocalypse * Extinction * Afterlife * Retribution * The Final Chapter


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