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 role models
0 out of 5
Positive messages
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

Resident Evil Matrix more like. With some decent set pieces but too much cartoony CGI this could be the best of the Res Evil live action movies, but still sucks balls. And is nothing compared to the excellent Resident Evil Degeneration.

- stuartb1234, Wednesday, October 13, 2010

2 stars

Neat 3D-effects, but the rest is just a soulless and draggy display of Paul W.S. Anderson's lack of talent. With its annoying techno-rock soundtrack and redundant use of slow-motion, the whole movie just feels like one long music video. Except, the difference is, a music video has much more of a plot (which should tell you something about quality of the script here). The characters are all one-dimensional stereotypes and not even the zombies - which are supposed to be the highlight of the film - look very good. Not to mention all the Matrix-derivative action, which has already been done to death by now. It wasn't entirely bad, as I was still somewhat entertained. But as a whole, this is little more than a waste of the technology at its disposal.

- CloudStrife84, Sunday, October 10, 2010

3 stars

You will enjoy this more if you have been following as a fan the films and enjoy the romper stomper characters and overly apocalyptic theme. I am sure if you don't fit this category then you might just find the story well and truely predictable and the characters extremely stereotypical, but on the other hand if your viewing pleasure is not ruled by the bible of film critics then this might shine to your liking and you visit the previous films, although caution should be taken, none of them differ very much in plot. After been blown away for the trailer in 3D I was slightly disapointed where as I had the impression this film would be 3D through and through, it was nearly, but just a yard short.

- rezpatriot, Saturday, September 25, 2010