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Resident Evil: Extinction Review Critics


Dave White Profile

… puts the 'stink' in 'extinction.' Read full review

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  • 3.0

    out of 100

    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Scott Brown

    The title gives one hope.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    The actress, wielding a pair of swords like a chef from Benihana, remains a striking action heroine, though she's more convincing visually -- those taut thighs are weapons unto themselves -- than vocally.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

Zombie sequel is just as grisly as the first two.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this video game-based zombie movie features extremely gross and graphic violence, with many disgusting deaths. People are in extreme peril, and most of the main characters -- even sympathetic ones -- wind up slain grotesquely. There's some swearing (though maybe not quite as much as you'd expect, considering the butchery and the R rating) and non-sexual nudity. The heroine is a courageous and capable woman, and the good guys are a nicely multicultural bunch (even if they don't last the duration). Some of the background story might be confusing if you haven't seen the two previous movies.

  • Families can talk about the appeal of zombie-gore movies. How does the action in the Resident Evil movies compare to that in films like Night of the Living Dead and 28 Days Later? Which is spookier? Why? You can also compare the Resident Evil movies to the video games they're based on. Which is more entertaining -- the interactive zombie-killing experience, or the passive one? For more facts about media and violence, see our guide.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Characterizations don't go very deep. Most of the "good guys" are striving to protect a convoy of the uninfected (including children), but they sometimes treat zombie killing as a sport. Villains (besides the ravenous mutated zombies, who can't help themselves) are the remaining authority figures, such as medical scientists (so callous and power-mad they even let their own colleagues get killed) and evil-businessman types -- who are all white males, by the way. That said, the good guys are nicely multicultural, and Alice is a courageous and capable woman.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Frequent carnage inflicted on humans and zombies (including dogs mutated into half-rotten zombies). Impalings, squashings, slashings, burnings, and more; one zombie is pinned by a crossbow bolt, and a crow subsequently pecks out his eye. Humans are bitten by zombies, and countless zombies are shot through the skull. Monstrous tentacles squeeze out a man's eyes. A threat of rape at one point.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Some characters allude to hot dates, but there's no sexual action. Non-sexual female nudity (in the form of clones suspended in fluid sacs in fetal positions) is viewed mainly in profile. One grotesque female zombie has a bare breast.

  • language false3

    Language: "S--t" and "bitch" are used, though more at PG-13 levels than R. "A--hole" is a punchline over the closing credits.

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Product names visible on computers, cell phones, and vehicles. Ruins of prominent Las Vegas casinos are identifiable. And, of course, there's the fact that the movie is inspired by a popular video game.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Brief marijuana smoking, social drinking.