[Review]RE:Extinction & Brave One
Synopsis : Alice, now in hiding in the Nevada desert, once again joins forces with Carlos Olivera and L.J., along with new survivors Claire (Ali Larter), K-Mart and Nurse Betty (Ashanti) to try to eliminate the deadly virus that threatens to make every human being undead and to seek justice. Since being captured by the Umbrella Corporation, Alice has been subjected to biogenic experimentation and becomes genetically altered, with super-human strengths, senses and dexterity.
I watched this with the gang the other day when it came out in the cinemas. This is the continuation of the previous Resident Evil movies. The zombie infection has spread to almost the whole human population, and the earth is a barren desert with a few human survivors travelling around learning to survive and escape from the zombies.
Fans of the previous movies will like this sequel. Personally i think that this tops all the previous movies. You really get the feel of the video game with its usual suspense and zombies (including ferocious dog zombies) popping out all over the place. This is a movie full of action, of blood, flames and slicing and shooting. Bring your boyfriend to watch it, he’ll love it.
Rating : (*)(*)(*)(*) of 5 stars
Synopsis : New York radio host Erica Bain has a life that she loves and a fiancé she adores. All of it is taken from her when a brutal attack leaves Erica badly wounded and her fiancé dead. Unable to move past the tragedy, Erica begins prowling the city streets at night to track down the men she holds responsible. Her dark pursuit of justice catches the public’s attention, and the city is riveted by her anonymous exploits. But with the NYPD desperate to find the culprit and a dogged police detective hot on her trail, she must decide whether her quest for revenge is truly the right path, or if she is becoming the very thing she is trying to stop.
I watched this movie with a guy friend of mine. Its my first time seeing Jodie Foster playing a kind of character that was strong and determined like this one. She looked a lot older (with more fine lines) than when I last saw her. I think she captured the essence of her character very well.
Watching this movie felt like you were there with her, feeling her emotions and turmoil as she struggles with the death of her beloved fiance and the trauma from a brutal attack. You can almost feel the relief that she feels when she buys herself a gun to make her feel safe.
Its a tale of all the evil that can happen out there and our non-chalant attitude which thinks that ‘oh, that’ll never affect me’ until one fateful day. That one fateful day when evil arrives on your doorstep, when you least expect it, when you least want it.
My only dislike about this movie was that it was too damn slow. Argh…so many minutes were wasted on basically nothing. Great movie, fantastic actors/actresses, but oh so lousy timing.
Rating : (*)(*)(*) and half of 5 stars. It would hv gotten a 4 if it wasnt too draggy.