Horror Case Files: Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

Resident Evil: Extinction

It is the 4th annual Horror Case Files! Another Resident Evil film that was not directed by Wes Anderson, but by Russell Mulcahy. Takes place after Alice is recused by her friends from the Umbrella corporation from the previous film. Well, since the final film is coming out January 27, 2017, I figure I revisit the series.

Don’t know what Horror Case Files is? Every October there is a mini review on a horror movie every day of that month. It’s a great time waster at work and you might find some hidden gems, or avoid some hot messes. Horror Case Files reveal the background story, kill count, most creative kill, the killer(s), and what happened to the killer(s). WARNING! SPOILERS if you continue.

Story

Dr. Issacs had been testing on Alice clones to create the perfect weapon. He discovered a new breed of zombies. It’s up to Alice and her new crew to stop him.

Kill Count

25 people (roughly)
43 zombies (roughly)
1 Big monster
A crap load of zombie crows

Nudity

None

Most Creative Kill

Tentacles through the eyes and mouth

The Killer(s)

Umbrellla is at again. If you want to get specific, It’s Dr. Isaacs, the head of the “Alice Project”. He creates a more vicious zombie that is smarter. When that fails, he takes the T-virus himself and becomes a giant monster that attacks with tentacles.

What Happened to the Killer(s)

Dr. Isaacs and Alice end up squaring off. Alice eventually defeats him by luring him into a laser trap, reminiscent of the first film. Monster Isaacs gets sliced to pieces by the laser trap. Alice sends her friends off to Alaska, which supposedly is safe from all the madness. After defeating Dr. Isaacs, Alice finds a bunch of her clones and plans to use them to attack another Umbrella facility.

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Horror Case Files Verdict
When I first watched this, I remember not liking it. It was totally a different tone from the 2nd one. Re-watching this recently, I must say I might have to change my tune. The best way I can describe it, is that your expecting a cheeseburger but you get a slice of pizza instead. Both are good, but it was just not what you were expecting. This installment cuts out the cheese, and tries to make it grittier, with better cinematography. The action flows smoother, and slow motion isn’t used in every scene (it’s a good thing). Just different from what you expect from the series. This easily stands out from the series by the art direction. It’s a watch, for sure, but for me it’s missing the so bad it’s good factor.

Random Info I got from this File:
    • Zombies know how to use a camera
    • Don’t trust crows
    • Zombies can climb high towers
File Status: 8 out of 10
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Graphic designer by day, and movie blogger whenever I can. Been watching films in the 80s and never lost the love for it. Started Movie Case Files in 2012, and kept writing random reviews ever since. Besides movies, I like watching UFC, collecting retro video games, spending time with the wife, and bacon.

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