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"RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION"
(2007) (Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter) (R)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Heavy Extreme Extreme *Heavy Extreme
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Moderate Heavy Extreme None *Heavy
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Heavy Minor None Moderate Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Action/Horror: A genetically altered woman joins a caravan of human survivors as they try to make their way to safety in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies.
PLOT:
Years after a virus has turned most of mankind into flesh-eating zombies and laid waste to all cities and most civilization, only a small number of non-infected humans remain. Many of them are hunkered in underground bunkers, including officials with the Umbrella Corporation where the virus originated.

Now, Dr. Isaacs (IAIN GLEN) and others are trying to find a cure for the infection, and the key apparently lies in the blood of Alice (MILLA JOVOVICH), a former head of security who's now a genetically altered warrior lose somewhere above ground. Isaacs has been experimenting with various clones based on her, but none work, and he's desperate to get his hands on her.

She's busy, however, fending off the zombies, all while desirous of getting revenge on those who've caused all of this and left her in this state. After finding an abandoned notebook that indicates there might be an infection-free town in Alaska, she ends up joining forces with a caravan of fellow survivors led by Claire (ALI LARTER) and Carlos (ODED FEHR). While their group is continually decimated by various zombie attacks, the likes of L.J. (MIKE EPPS), Betty (ASHANTI), Mikey (CHRISTOPHER EGAN), K-Mart (SPENCER LOCKE), and Chase (LINDEN ASHBY) are among some of the survivors.

As they set off to make their way from the American southwest to Alaska, they must not only contend with attacks by the zombies, but also Isaacs and his men who only want Alice for the blood and the potential cure that might reside within that.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of either of the first two "Resident Evil" films they probably will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For strong horror violence throughout and some nudity.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • MILLA JOVOVICH plays a genetically altered woman who joins the caravan and wants to help them get to safety. Highly skilled at killing, she does just that to many zombies, as well as some bad humans.
  • ALI LARTER plays the tough and resourceful leader of the caravan who only wants to keep the survivors safe and thus kills many zombies. She uses some profanity.
  • ODED FEHR plays a previous acquaintance to Alice who now is co-leader of the caravan with Claire.
  • IAIN GLEN plays an increasingly megalomaniacal scientist who wants to find the cure his way, and thus clashes with his superiors. He experiments on both zombies and clones of Alice, discarding them without a second thought, and he even lets his own men perish at the hands of zombies.
  • MIKE EPPS plays another member of the caravan who's bitten and thus becomes infected. He briefly uses what sounds like strong profanity.
  • ASHANTI plays the young woman who tends to him and shares some romantic longings.
  • CHRISTOPHER EGAN plays the radio/communications guy.
  • SPENCER LOCKE plays the young woman who's lost everyone she knows and thus goes by the name of a retail store where she was found.
  • LINDEN ASHBY plays an older cowboy type and one of the drivers.
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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    The following is a brief summary of the content found in this action-based horror flick that's been rated R. Profanity consists of a possible "f" word, while other expletives and colorful phrases are uttered. Various female clones are seen fully nude, but due to the positioning of their bodies and/or the camera angle, nothing more than bare bellies and the sides of bare butts are seen.

    That said, one female zombie's bare breast is seen, while a man makes a joke about renting a porno movie in an abandoned motel, and there's a little bit of sexual tension between him and a woman (he stares at her clothed butt as she walks away).

    Many scenes feature zombies killing humans and vice-versa, while humans and other creatures are also wounded or killed by other means (including from zombie dog and crow attacks). All of that has extremely bloody and gory results, while all of the zombies (including some dogs) are already bloody and partially decomposed to varying degrees. That violence, various moments of peril, and various jump scenes may be unsettling, suspenseful, or maybe even scary to some viewers (but not if they're accustomed to seeing similar zombie movies).

    Some of the fighting, stunts, and other action may be enticing for some kids to imitate, while bad attitudes are present, mainly from one scientist character. Some characters crave cigarettes, while one finds and briefly smokes a joint.

    If you're still concerned about the film and its appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home who may be interested in seeing it, we suggest that you take a closer look at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.

    For those concerned with bright flashes of light on the screen, there are various forms of that in several scenes in the film.

    For those prone to visually induced motion sickness, some handheld camerawork and other camera movement occurs in the film.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • Claire asks various people in the caravan if they have any cigarettes, and when they say they don't, she asks about an alternate (presumably referring to pot), but she comes up empty there as well.
  • Carlos states he wishes he had a smoke, but is happy when he discovers a marijuana joint. He then lights it up, takes a puff, and smiles.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • All of the zombies appear partially decomposed and/or bloody.
  • We see a scar on the shoulder of a clone of Alice.
  • We see quick flashback images of violence, including laser beams hitting several people, such as one whose head falls off (leaving a bloody stump).
  • Various projectiles hit an Alice clone, and her clothed belly and hands are bloody as she collapses to the ground, dead.
  • A bloody clone of Alice is dumped into a trench filled with other dead and bloody clones.
  • Alice kicks a man in the face, sending blood flying. Later, bloody and gross-looking mutant dogs try to attack her, with her killing some (with bloody results), while other such dogs attack other humans, killing them (with bloody results).
  • We see a zombie feeding on a human body on the ground, but a caravan truck then drives over the zombie, followed by another truck's spiked wheel hitting the zombie on the head, causing it to explode, with blood and other matter spraying up onto a passing bus.
  • Alice fires a crossbow arrow into a zombie's head, impaling him to the side of something, with some resultant blood.
  • Alice sees a dead body hanging in a room (we only see the now black feet), and reacts to all of the flies.
  • We see a crow picking at a dead person's eye socket.
  • Carlos blasts a vampire with his machine gun (with blood splattering out).
  • L.J. has a bad zombie bite wound on his chest, and when we later see it, it looks even worse.
  • A zombie breaks free from his restraints and attacks Dr. Isaacs's helpers (we don't see the actual attack in full, but do see one's bloody glove slide down a glass wall).
  • Alice has a nightmare depicting violence from the past, including blood spurting forth from a man's eyes and mouth.
  • Various people who are attacked by zombie crows are bloody to varying degrees.
  • We see (mostly on a surveillance monitor) a zombie attack and kill an Alice clone (biting her on the neck, leaving her quite bloody and a large pool of blood behind her on the floor).
  • Many zombies come out and attack the caravan crew (now on foot) in Vegas. Many people are attacked and killed (with bloody and gory results) while the humans riddle the zombies with all sorts of gunfire, with additional bloody and gory results. The latter includes Claire shooting one in the head with a shotgun, leaving a large hole that we see through. During this, Alice uses large knives to stab and slice many zombies, especially across the necks (also with blood spurting out, etc.). Zombies also attack a man who's up in the Eiffel Tower replica (serving as a sharpshooter there), with him and them then falling off (and he hits the metal framework hard, with bloody results).
  • An infected human attacks Claire, with Carlos being bitten but then shooting that guy in the head, killing him (with bloody results).
  • Alice shoots many humans who are with Dr. Isaacs (with bloody results), and a zombie attacks and bites Dr. Isaacs as he tries to flee (also with bloody results).
  • Dr. Isaacs has a bad zombie bite wound in his skin.
  • Another human callously shoots Dr. Isaacs after the latter has been infected, but Dr. Isaacs then gets up, now has long tentacles at the end of one arm, and violently jams them into the man's eyes and mouth, killing him, with bloody results.
  • Carlos spits out some blood.
  • A man drives a large fuel truck into a horde of zombies, smashing and squashing many of them (blood and gore from a distance).
  • Alice sees the trench filled with dead and bloody clones of her (the latter seen in close-up).
  • Alice slowly makes her way through the dimly lit and now wrecked underground chamber, gun drawn. She spots lots of blood on the floor and walls, including handprints on the latter.
  • We see various dead and bloody bodies that have been impaled on poles.
  • A humanoid monster attacks Alice, and she throws a large blade into the monster, but it removes the blade and the large wound in its shoulder/chest instantly comes together and heals. She slices it again (but those wounds heal), and the monster knocks her backwards and tries to strangle her with its tentacles around her neck. She manages to sever them with a knife, and moments later, a moving grid of laser beams runs across and through the monster, causing it to fall apart in bloody/gory pieces.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Dr. Isaacs is a scientist who wants to do things his way and thus clashes with his superior. He also has no problem experimenting on and/or disposing of (killing) zombies and clones of Alice, allows one zombie to kill two of his non-infected subordinates as he watches, and becomes increasingly megalomaniacal as the story progresses.
  • The various zombies want to kill humans, but this stems more from instinct rather than any other sort of spite.
  • Another human callously shoots Dr. Isaacs after the latter has been infected.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • Scenes listed under "Violence," "Blood/Gore" and "Jump Scenes" may be unsettling, suspenseful, or scary to younger viewers and/or those with low tolerance levels for such material.
  • The appearance of the zombies (partially decomposed, bloody, and plain mean and/or monstrous looking) might be unsettling or scary to some viewers.
  • Alice's clone must avoid lasers in a narrow hallway, and barely does so in various close calls where the beams just nip her clothing and shoes.
  • Alice slowly makes her way through a decrepit radio station in search of survivors she earlier heard on her radio. She finds one woman, but it's a setup, and she and others hold guns on Alice before slamming her head down onto something and then cuffing her. One man then makes lecherous remarks about her (wondering what she has "down there" as he runs his knife along her clothed crotch), but she kicks him in the face, killing him (with blood flying out). She's then knocked out, and when she comes to, various mutants dogs (all bloody, gross, and menacing looking) are unleashed on her. She runs away, but then manages to impale one, kicks another, electrocutes a third with a loose power cable, and hits another. The floor above her then collapses, allowing her to escape, but also the mutant dogs to have access to her captors, and the dogs attack and kill them.
  • Alice slowly walks through a decrepit gas station, gun drawn. After accidentally kicking a jar on the floor, she opens a door, sees a dead body hanging there (we only see the now black feet), and reacts to all of the flies.
  • Carlos and L.J. slowly make their way through a decrepit motel, guns and flashlights drawn.
  • Members of the caravan awaken to odd noises outside their vehicles. K-Mart goes out to look and is shocked to find a zombie crow there. She races back inside, and we then see hundreds if not thousands of such crows surrounding them. When someone inside a vehicle accidentally makes a noise, the crows attack and pelt the vehicles, causing everyone to panic. L.J. and Betty try to run from one stuck vehicle to another, and shoot various crows as they do, but the bus they board then runs into a pole and is disabled. Those inside try to hold back the windshield that the crows have broken free, while crows attack others who are outside (with bloody results), while various people shoot and kill various crows. That includes a guy with a flamethrower that uses that to incinerate many of them, but he's attacked and killed (like others), leaving the flamethrower on and shooting its flame randomly around the area. That nearly hits Carlos and a girl he's saved, but Alice then arrives on the scene and uses a force field of sorts to stop the flames just short of them. She then uses her power to force the flames up into a massive fiery storm that incinerates all of the crows, with ashes then floating down around all of the survivors.
  • Many zombies come out and attack the caravan crew (now on foot) in Vegas. Many people are attacked and killed (with bloody and gory results) while the humans riddle the zombies with all sorts of gunfire, with additional bloody and gory results. The latter includes Claire shooting one in the head with a shotgun, leaving a large hole that we see through. During this, Alice uses large knives to stab and slice many zombies, especially across the necks (also with blood spurting out, etc.). Zombies also attack a man who's up in the Eiffel Tower replica (serving as a sharpshooter there), with him and them then falling off (and he hits the metal framework hard, with bloody results).
  • Dr. Isaacs uses a satellite signal to shut off Alice (during a zombie attack), but she manages to override that, and comes back to life, in full-fighting mode.
  • Alice slowly makes her way through the dimly lit and now wrecked underground chamber, gun drawn. She spots lots of blood on the floor and walls, including handprints on the latter, while a figure passes by in the foreground of the camera shot.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Handguns/Shotguns/Machine guns/Knives/Flame thrower/Crossbow/Dynamite: Carried and/or used to wound or kill zombies and humans and/or cause property damage. See "Violence" for details.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "You gotta be sh*tting me," "(You/She was a homicidal) bitch," "Shut your mouth," "I'll be damned," "Get your ass in gear," "What the hell?" "That's a hell of an idea," "Lock and load," "Oh hell no," "Too damn dangerous," "Sons of bitches," "Get the hell out of here," "Where the hell is she going?" "I'll be damned," "Sneaky son of a bitch" and "You're just another asshole."
  • All of the fighting, stunts, and other action may be enticing for some kids to imitate.
  • We see some miscellaneous graffiti.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • We see a figure pass by an Alice clone in the reflection of a photo she's holding.
  • A zombie is suddenly at a fence.
  • A mutant dog suddenly lunges at Alice.
  • Alice accidentally kicks a jar on the floor in a tense scene.
  • A zombie suddenly attacks L.J.
  • A lamp suddenly falls over and makes a noise in a tense scene.
  • A zombie is suddenly at a glass wall.
  • A sudden sound might startle some viewers in a tense scene.
  • A hanging electrical cable suddenly sparks.
  • A figure suddenly passes by in the foreground of a camera shot (with sudden music accompanying that).
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • An extreme amount of ominous and suspenseful music plays in the film.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • None.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least what sounded like 1 "f" word, 4 "s" words, 8 damns, 5 hells, 2 asses (1 used with "hole"), 2 S.O.B.s, 2 uses of "God" and 1 use each of "Jesus Christ," "My God," "Oh God" and "Oh my God."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • We see a clone of Alice lying fully nude in the bottom of an open and non-running shower. We see the side of her bare hip, but the positioning of her body and a shower curtain or equivalent blocks any explicit views. We then see her in a rather short dress (but nothing explicit is seen in that either).
  • Various thugs hold guns on Alice before slamming her head down onto something and then cuffing her. One man then makes lecherous remarks about her (wondering what she has "down there" as he runs his knife along her clothed crotch), but she kicks him in the face, killing him
  • About entering a decrepit motel, L.J. jokes about the many things he's going to order, including renting a "porno."
  • We see a zombie woman's bare breast.
  • L.J. stares at Betty's clothed butt as she walks away (the camera focuses on that).
  • Claire shows a little cleavage.
  • We see a completely nude Alice clone floating in a sphere of some sort. We see the side of her bare butt and a near view of her crotch, but her leg blocks that (we do see bare belly), and her arms are conveniently crossed over her chest, thus blocking a view of her breasts (she's "asleep").
  • We see another Alice clone floating in a sphere (side of bare butt, view of bare belly nearly to crotch, arms across chest). When that sphere is broken, the liquid and clone inside it spill out, but we still don't see any explicit nudity due to the positioning of the body and camera angle.
  • We a room filled with many nude Alice clones floating in similar spheres as before (all showing sides of bare butts, but with arms across the chests, etc.).
  • SMOKING
  • Claire asks various people in the caravan if they have any cigarettes, and when they say they don't, she asks about an alternate (presumably referring to pot), but she comes up empty there as well.
  • Claire spots an old cigarette machine and searches for anything in it, but comes up as empty as the machine.
  • Carlos states he wishes he had a smoke, but is happy when he discovers a marijuana joint. He then lights it up, takes a puff, and smiles.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • None.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Zombies.
  • Viruses.
  • The caravan makes a stopover in Vegas and sees that the desert has reclaimed most of the deserted city.
  • VIOLENCE
  • We see quick flashback images of violence, including laser beams hitting several people, such as one whose head falls off (leaving a bloody stump).
  • Various projectiles hit an Alice clone, and her clothed belly and hands are bloody as she collapses to the ground, dead.
  • Alice slowly makes her way through a decrepit radio station in search of survivors she earlier heard on her radio. She finds one woman, but it's a setup, and she and others hold guns on Alice before slamming her head down onto something and then cuffing her. One man then makes lecherous remarks about her (wondering what she has "down there" as he runs his knife along her clothed crotch), but she kicks him in the face, killing him (with blood flying out). She's then knocked out, and when she comes to, various mutants dogs (all bloody, gross, and menacing looking) are unleashed on her. She runs away, but then manages to impale one, kicks another, electrocutes a third with a loose power cable, and hits another. The floor above her then collapses, allowing her to escape, but also the mutant dogs to have access to her captors, and the dogs attack and kill them.
  • We see a zombie feeding on a human body on the ground, but a caravan truck then drives over the zombie, followed by another truck's spiked wheel hitting the zombie on the head, causing it to explode, with blood and other matter spraying up onto a passing bus.
  • Alice fires a crossbow arrow into a zombie's head, impaling him to the side of something, with some resultant blood.
  • A zombie suddenly attacks L.J. They struggle, with L.J. trying to shoot it several times, finally killing it by breaking the zombie's neck. He then spots another coming at him, but mistakenly shoots the mirror reflection instead. The female zombie then pushes him down and bites his chest, but Carlos blasts the creature with a machine gun, killing it (with bloody results).
  • A zombie breaks free from his restraints and attacks Dr. Isaacs's helpers (we don't see the actual attack in full, but do see one's bloody glove slide down a glass wall).
  • Alice has a nightmare depicting violence from the past, including blood spurting forth from a man's eyes and mouth. During her dream, various things around her levitate, including her motorcycle that then crashes back to the ground and breaks.
  • Mikey accidentally hits his head while sitting up fast in bed.
  • Members of the caravan awaken to odd noises outside their vehicles. K-Mart goes out to look and is shocked to find a zombie crow there. She races back inside, and we then see hundreds if not thousands of such crows surrounding them. When someone inside a vehicle accidentally makes a noise, the crows attack and pelt the vehicles, causing everyone to panic. L.J. and Betty try to run from one stuck vehicle to another, and shoot various crows as they do, but the bus they board then runs into a pole and is disabled. Those inside try to hold back the windshield that the crows have broken free, while crows attack others who are outside (with bloody results), while various people shoot and kill various crows. That includes a guy with a flamethrower that uses that to incinerate many of them, but he's attacked and killed (like others), leaving the flamethrower on and shooting its flame randomly around the area. That nearly hits Carlos and a girl he's saved, but Alice then arrives on the scene and uses a force field of sorts to stop the flames just short of them. She then uses her power to force the flames up into a massive fiery storm that incinerates all of the crows, with ashes then floating down around all of the survivors.
  • We see (mostly on a surveillance monitor) a zombie attack and kill an Alice clone (biting her on the neck, leaving her quite bloody and a large pool of blood behind her on the floor).
  • Many zombies come out and attack the caravan crew (now on foot) in Vegas. Many people are attacked and killed (with bloody and gory results) while the humans riddle the zombies with all sorts of gunfire, with additional bloody and gory results. The latter includes Claire shooting one in the head with a shotgun, leaving a large hole that we see through. During this, Alice uses large knives to stab and slice many zombies, especially across the necks (also with blood spurting out, etc.). Zombies also attack a man who's up in the Eiffel Tower replica (serving as a sharpshooter there), with him and them then falling off (and he hits the metal framework hard, with bloody results).
  • An infected human attacks Claire, with Carlos being bitten but then shooting that guy in the head, killing him (with bloody results).
  • Alice shoots many humans who are with Dr. Isaacs (with bloody results), and a zombie attacks and bites Dr. Isaacs as he tries to flee (also with bloody results).
  • Another human callously shoots Dr. Isaacs after the latter has been infected, but Dr. Isaacs then gets up, now has long tentacles at the end of one arm, and violently jams them into the man's eyes and mouth, killing him, with bloody results. He then kills two guards there, but we only hear those attacks.
  • A man drives a large fuel truck into a horde of zombies, smashing and squashing many of them, which also holds true when he purposefully causes the truck to turn over and slide across the ground. He then lights a fuse on dynamite, resulting in a huge explosion that kills many zombies (and him).
  • We see various dead and bloody bodies that have been impaled on poles.
  • A humanoid monster attacks Alice, knocking her back into a sphere. She throws a large blade into the monster, but it removes the blade and the large wound in its shoulder/chest instantly comes together and heals. It then tries to attack her and she avoids the blows that smash walls and such. She slices it again (but those wounds heal), and the monster knocks her backwards and tries to strangle her with its tentacles around her neck. She manages to sever them with a knife and then uses her powers to blast the creature backwards, but it then does the same back to her. She then punches and kicks the beast, but it's unharmed and knocks her back. A moving grid of laser beams, however, runs across and through the monster, however, causing it to fall apart in bloody/gory pieces.



  • Reviewed September 20, 2007 / Posted September 21, 2007

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