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For the fourth entry into the franchise, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Paul W.S. Anderson (the original film’s director and series writer) returns to the director’s chair, this time bringing along a 3-D camera rig used in Avatar. Does this style over substance director have the cinematic chops to churn out an impressive 3-D film? Let’s slide that 3D disc in the Blu-ray player and find out…
Unlike the zombie films of George Romero, the Resident Evil franchise avoids the inclusion of social commentary, preferring to remain true to its “shoot ‘em up” videogame origins, and this new Resident Evil chapter is no exception. Afterlife continues the cliffhanger story setup in the previous film. Alice (Milla Jovovich), aided by a new army of clones, invades the Umbrella Corporation’s last stronghold and birthplace of the zombie plague, an underground facility in Tokyo. After blowing the Umbrella Corporation’s facility sky high (and her clones with it), she pursues head baddy Albert Wesker (Shawn Roberts) onto his escape plane. Wesker injects her with an antidote to the T-virus, wiping out the superpowers she’d developed in RE: Apocalypse and effectively resetting the series to its origins.
Rue Morgue spoke to Resident Evil: Afterlife producer Jeremy Bolt on the Toronto set last December. The full article is available in Issue #104 (available on newsstands now) but here is more from Bolt on working on 3D, the power of the RE franchise, and whether we can expect a fifth film
Rue Morgue spent an afternoon on the Toronto set of Resident Evil: Afterlife last December, and the story of that visit is available to read in our current issue (RM #104). To preview the film’s Sept. 10 opening, here is more of our interview with series star Milla Jovovich.