Resident Evil: Extinction
That must have been one hell of a party. Don’t let Milla sleep on her back.

Theatrical Release Date: 09/21/2007
Director: Russell Mulcahy
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Ashanti

Short and sweet, that’s the way I like my horror movies. For its third installment, “Resident Evil: Extinction” follows in the path of the first two movies and doesn’t feign to be anything more than it should be, following the franchise’s simple blueprints.

Step 1: Alice (Milla Jovovich) gets naked.

Step 2: Alice kicks some zombie ass (clothing optional).

Step 3: There’s a bigger, badder zombie monster trying to kick Alice’s ass.

Brilliant! Cut, print, that’s a rap folks. See you at the after party.

In “Resident Evil: Extinction”, the Umbrella Corporation continues to fail at containing the spread of the T-virus infection, thereby allowing zombies to take over the entire world. These zombies don’t die; they will survive for decades until their bones have completely decayed to dust.

The remaining humans still living above ground have to travel constantly in protective convoys in order to survive. They live from one small town to the next, searching for food, water and gasoline. One of these convoys is lead by Claire (played by “Heroes” star Ali Larter), another hot chick who really enjoys kicking zombie tookus.

After her escape from the Umbrella Corporation Research Facility, Alice has developed psychokinetic powers (don’t ask). She avoids humans as anyone who is with her has a tendency to turn into a zombie, die or both (at some point you have to ask, “Hey Milla, maybe it’s just you?”). She meets up with Claire and her team of rag tag runaways, and then the real zombie action gets going.

Most of the movie is the same old zombie butt kicking, with a couple of dogfights and some new zombie birds. I will say that I enjoyed Zombie Crow; maybe because it felt like an homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” and “Psycho” (this will make more sense when you see the scene).

One positive thing about being able to continue a franchise is that the filmmakers have hopefully figured out what it is about the series that fans like. Apparently, that’s Ms. Jovovich lacking clothes so if you like seeing her naked (and really, who doesn’t), the third time’s the charm.

You won’t find a gripping (or new) story line from this film. This installment in the series maintains the level of quality (or lack thereof) when it comes to the script, the acting and the special effects (which are good).

However, if you just like seeing Milla naked, Milla kicking ass and/or an apocalyptic future – then you will enjoy this movie. As I enjoy all of the above, “Resident Evil: Extinction” gets a 3 out of 5 with the disclaimer that I am a total sci-fi geek who will watch anything once.