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Resident Evil: Extinction


Stars: Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter, Oded Fehr, Mike Epps

Director: Russell Mulcahy

The experimental T-virus, concocted by the Umbrella Corporation, has now
spread throughout the world, transforming the population into a mass of
shambling zombies with a taste for flesh. Their bite is fatal.

Alice (still Jovovich from the first two films in the series), a genetically modified survivor, who escaped Umbrella and now is being hunted by them, rides through the desert on her motor-bike in macho-bitch costume highlighted by suspender-held boots. Joining a convoy headed by Claire (Larter) and including her old fellow-survivors LJ (Epps) and Carlos (Fehr), she becomes aware that Umbrella's chief scientist (Glen) is tracking her.

Back at his underground lab, Dr Glen's experiments in the domestication of
zombies are, in the best horror-film traditions, not going too well. He
and Alice both become determined to find the other.

Lots of full-blooded action from the start here, in a movie that won't
disappoint fans of the genre. An attack on the convoy by mutant crows is
particularly effective, while the zombie action, though more routine, also
packs a wallop.

Dr Glen, again in the finest movie traditions, is turned into a
multi-tentacled monster, and the end - although this was supposed to be a
trilogy - makes way for a further dose of slice and dice. The bad guys
are a bit of a hoot, but not so the formidable Jovovich, who looks to be
doing much of her own stuntwork.

David Quinlan

USA 2007. UK Distributor: Sony. Colour by deluxe.
93 minutes. Not widescreen. UK certificate: 15.

Guidance ratings (out of 3): Sex/nudity 0, Violence/Horror 2, Drugs 0, Swearing 0.

Review date: 05 Oct 2007