I'm not the biggest fan of the Resident Evil films—I liked the first two well enough, but I'd never put them on a list of my favorite films (regardless of genre distinctions). That doesn't mean I don't appreciate them as campy and braindead fun, though. I hate when people say "turn off your brain", but that's kinda the best ways to watch the Resident Evil films.

The trailer for the latest is now online. Resident Evil: Afterlife looks like your typical entry in the series—stylish and filled with elaborate action set-pieces—but this time it comes with an added bonus: 3D. Milla Jovovich is once again back to take on the nefarious Umbrella Corporation, presumably in the equally retardedly named Raccoon City. Check out the new clip and see what you think.

Resident Evil: Afterlife is due out later this year.

Mike Bracken

Mike Bracken

Mike Bracken is a 43-year-old writer and bohemian living in Florida with a mountain of movies, books, and video games.

A film critic by trade, specializing in Euro-horror, cult exploitation, and Asian action cinema, Mike has written reviews for a diverse group of print and online publications. He covers horror news, movies, books, and games at TheHorrorGeek.com and Horrorsquad.com and spent two seasons as The Horror Geek on Comedy Central's pop-culture game show, Beat the Geeks.

Mike's childhood was spent playing videogames any time he got a chance. His parents had a Pong console and his grandmother had an Atari 2600, where Mike cultivated his skills by playing hour upon hour of games like Space Invaders, Berserk, and Asteroids. From those early experiences Mike learned one thing: he loved games.

In 1999, Mike became a staff reviewer at Cinescape Magazine's website where he spent a year learning the craft of game criticism. After internal changes led to Mike leaving Cinescape in late 2000, he joined up with RPGFan in 2001 and spent several years writing reviews for them. Happy, but looking for an opportunity to expound on a wider variety of titles, Mike joined GameCritics.com and hopes to help Chi, Dale, and the rest of the GC staff bring a higher level of respect to the field of game criticism.
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Looks like Matrix or Equilibrium with a bit of RE.
I like it, and Milla, but nothing i have to see in cinema. For free in TV, without 3D, will be enough.

I actually liked the first Resident Evil movie. It was nothing really special or breath-taking, but it was a solid horror flick and I didn’t feel bad about paying for the movie ticket. Then it went straight downhill… I don’t want to spend any words on the second and third movie installment of this franchise. I tried to purge them from my memory ever since I watched them. Watching this trailer I dread a new low. The mentioning of the funky 3D camera gives me reason to assume that we’ll see all kind of stuff flying in direction of the… Read more »

I saw the first RE movie, and the most recent.
Both were silly. But the more recent one doesn’t really seem to have much to do with “Resident Evil”. The movie is just an excuse to ape popular action movies.

I think the RE movies have a real identity problem.


If I was James Cameron, I’d demand my name be removed from the opening credits. I wouldn’t care if it was just about the camera being used to film it.