Thursday, July 10, 2008
Resident Evil: Extinction
Hard to say how I feel about this film or franchise as a whole. I mean, they’re entertaining on a basic level because they don’t pretend to be anything more than popcorn flicks. No character arcs, twists, reversals -- who needs ‘em? Just watch a Photoshopped Milla look badass as she slices and dices her way through zombies every ten minutes or so. Makes you think this screenwriting thing ain’t half as hard as some of us make it out to be. Outta the way, writer boy! Let the director, stunt people and FX guys show you how to tell a story! I will say this much, the opening and closing scenes are pretty good bookmarks, the problem lies with all that stuff in the middle.