Box art for Resident Evil: Afterlife

Resident Evil: Afterlife

action & adventure, horror, sci-fi & fantasy, thrillers


In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    23%
  • Audience Score
    49%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Language
4 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Sex
1 out of 5
Violence
4 out of 5

Fourth film in gory, video game-based series is now in 3-D.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Resident Evil: Afterlife is the fourth film in the sci-fi/horror series based on a video game and the first to be presented in 3-D -- which makes the near-constant fantasy violence (fighting, decaptiations, gross monsters, lots of weapons, zombie attacks) even more intense. The strong female hero, Alice, battles both a horde of the mutant zombie creatures and the evil corporation responsible for the outbreak that caused them. Language is infrequent, but "f--k" is used several times. This series continues to grow in popularity, and it's likely that teens will be champing at the bit to see it.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's violence. How did it make you feel? Were you scared? Were you grossed out?
  • Is Alice a strong female role model, or is she a stereotype?
  • How do the Resident Evil movies compare to the video games they're based on? Which is more entertaining -- the interactive zombie-killing experience, or the passive one?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Bound to please the legions of Milla fans who have doubtless poured over the extras-rich DVDs of the first three Resident Evils, as well as her please-sequel-this gem Ultra Violet.

- Jim Schembri, The Age (Australia), Friday, October 15, 2010

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Fourth part in the Resident Evil franchise really doesn't do anything new or refreshing to the series to expand the franchise into new territory. Afterlife is a more of the same like previous entries, but it has a weaker and silly plot much like Resident Evil: Apocalypse. Despite this, I didn't hate it as much, but I still felt like something lacked considering that Extinction was such a good third movie. I enjoyed the action scenes, but I also thought that it relied more on effects this time around, even more so than other films in the series, and that says something. There's a decent cast here, and though there are no memorable performances, each actor brings something decent on-screen to make them stand out. As usual, the one who steals the show is Milla Jovovich and she's good as always in the role of Alice. Plot wise, this one is predictable and we know how it's going to turn out. For a fourth film, this isn't such a bad movie, but it's not great either. I think that the filmmakers could have made a far better film, but it's clear that Resident Evil worked better as a trilogy and no fourth film was needed. This is just another attempt at the studios trying to make money off a movie where so many ideas are underdeveloped and leave a lot to be desired. As it stands, Resident Evil: Afterlife is decent at best, but it's not a good movie either. When the credits roll, you realize that the film's saving grace was the action scenes, and even then, they were a bit ridiculous, even by this series standards. Don't expect anything good, but expect something mildly entertaining and you may not be disappointed. However no matter how you cut it, Resident Evil is a series that overstayed its welcome and the lack of effective ideas shows just that.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Thursday, December 20, 2012

2 stars

Fourth part in the Resident Evil franchise really doesn't do anything new or refreshing to the series to expand the franchise into new territory. Afterlife is a more of the same like previous entries, but it has a weaker and silly plot much like Resident Evil: Apocalypse. Despite this, I didn't hate it as much, but I still felt like something lacked considering that Extinction was such a good third movie. I enjoyed the action scenes, but I also thought that it relied more on effects this time around, even more so than other films in the series, and that says something. There's a decent cast here, and though there are no memorable performances, each actor brings something decent on-screen to make them stand out. As usual, the one who steals the show is Milla Jovovich and she's good as always in the role of Alice. Plot wise, this one is predictable and we know how it's going to turn out. For a fourth film, this isn't such a bad movie, but it's not great either. I think that the filmmakers could have made a far better film, but it's clear that Resident Evil worked better as a trilogy and no fourth film was needed. This is just another attempt at the studios trying to make money off a movie where so many ideas are underdeveloped and leave a lot to be desired. As it stands, Resident Evil: Afterlife is decent at best, but it's not a good movie either. When the credits roll, you realize that the film's saving grace was the action scenes, and even then, they were a bit ridiculous, even by this series standards. Don't expect anything good, but expect something mildly entertaining and you may not be disappointed. However no matter how you cut it, Resident Evil is a series that overstayed its welcome and the lack of effective ideas shows just that.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Thursday, December 20, 2012

2 stars

I was expecting to be disappointed, and in that respect, this movie did not disappoint. Marginally better than the last film, but still not as good as just playing the damn games or watching a Z-budget with a better script and more focus on the zombies instead of bullet-time, explosions, and genetic clones.

- Stinger839, Wednesday, July 20, 2011