Escape to the Movies: Resident Evil: Afterlife

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I noticed the same trend, so this might be worth my time when the 2D version becomes available on Netflix. I really like MJ and appreciated Ultraviolet for seeing her kick ass in a very stylistic way even if the movie floundered here and there.

wooty:
I dont know about this, it seemed in the trailers like it was some sort of Matrix/Blade/Equilibrium rip off. Though after suffering through my housemates "movie night" which consisted of the first 3 RE movies, I dont think I can bring myself to sit through another brain hemorrhage. This is out

I was actually thinking of doing that this weekend.

I mean are they really THAT bad?

The Wesker stuff looks pretty cool.

ForensicYOYO:
I watched all of them. I think they're are fun but nothing really worth talking about after. BTW I cant believed you didn't like the FPS Metroids. They were awesome! of corse you can never say there're better the the originals but they were great to me.

ForensicYOYO:
I watched all of them. I think they're are fun but nothing really worth talking about after. BTW I cant believed you didn't like the FPS Metroids. They were awesome! of corse you can never say there're better the the originals but they were great to me.

Haven't you ever heard of/watched his other show, The Game Overthinker?

He's a HUGE retro Nintendo fanboy and really hates FPS games.

Bob I've already posted on your Overthinker blog and in the interest of catching your attention, I'm posting here too. Have you actually played the Prime Trilogy? I really don't think that they're first person shooters. They're pretty much the same as the old 2D games only bigger, in 3D, and just happen to be played from a first person perspective and involve shooting.

The more I think about it, the less Other M sounds like a 2D retro throwback because it doesn't sound like it maintains the feel of the 2D games. It's much more linear, it has a bunch of new gameplay elements tacked on, and it isn't really in 2D correct? I'm sure it's a perfectly fine game (I haven't played it), it just doesn't sound like a very good Metroid game.

LightspeedJack:

Kungfu_Teddybear:

ghii3:
FIRST!!!!

BANNED!!!

He got banned for saying "First"? Wow...

He'll get/he got banned for;

1) Commenting between the time the video was posted, and before the duration of the video has had a chance to finish. Example; if a video is 3 minutes long, and he comments 1 minute after the video is posted, he has not actually seen the video. Yahtzee holds the biggest ban hammer for this, and others sometimes follow suit.

2) Yes, saying "first." The forums are not a game. Commenting first, and not having any discussion value is not accepted here. It's really a stupid game to play. No one cares if you're the first person to post in a forum. It does not make a person superiour. Around here, you're a good first poster if what you say carries discussion value.

3) He probably didn't/won't get "banned," exactly. Likely, probation. Unless that was his 3rd offense bringing mod wrath.

ecoho:

MovieBob:
Resident Evil: Afterlife

This week ResidentBob gets three dimensional with Resident Evil: Afterlife.

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ok bob love the reveiws keep them comeing but on a side note never do game reveiws please leave that to yahtzee other M was just bad....:(

Indeed, I didn't play it yet but I hear the story and voice acting are insults to the series. Also I'm finding myself hating Moviebob, anyone who says Metroid Prime sucks is no friend of mine...

Firstly, I love that there was a massive Resident Evil trailer before the video trying to make it look awesome, before you undermine it by saying it's just O.K.

Secondly, yeah, that's my 3D opinion summed up pretty well, it is nothing more than a gimmick so it's never going to hurt cinema in the long run, and you can always just watch it in 2-D.

Besides that, I never got past half way through the first one so this isn't top priority for me, maybe when it's on DVD I'll take a looksey.

MovieBob and myself agree on something? I suppose the end is indeed nigh. At least I'm not the only one who likes Metroid: Other M far more than the Prime games.

Anyway, the review was solid. I actually found the first movie to be somewhat decent and the second to be so bad it's awful, but we reach consensus on the third, which was an okay action flick. But the quality of a review is not determined by whether or not the viewer agrees, obviously, and as stated, this was a solid review.

I do have one complaint, though. That voice effect used in the "Check Out My Hot Wife" bit was pretty lame, as was the effect in the last review when saying, "That's not a rope." Please cut that out.

I do have a good reason to hate 3D. I can't see it thanks to my left eye, it makes me sick, and it costs more. I'm paying more for a worse experience, damn right I'll be angry!

Will I see it? I doubt it.

I will never understand people thinking that Mila is hot, she always looked like a skinny twelve year old boy to me.

Assassin Xaero:
Meh, I don't care how many people say it is bad, I like them and still planning on going to see it tonight... at least he said it isn't worse than the others, so probably still good in my eyes.

Same here, they are far from works of art but I have fun watching them and I plan on seeing this one as well. :D

Master Chibi:

I was actually thinking of doing that this weekend.

I mean are they really THAT bad?

The Wesker stuff looks pretty cool.

Don't fool yourself into having hopes of any kind when sitting down for an RE movie, let alone enjoying a character you like. I made that mistake with RE2: Apoc. Jill is my girl, and the whole movie is full of Jill failure. In RE3, the movie is full of Clair failure. Also, a touch of Wesker failure. Wesker doesn't do much other than be there for the camera, but still manages to screw that up.

Bob was spot on when he said that this movie really is the director showing off his hot wife. Everything "Alice" (Millas character) does steals the spotlight from another character, and makes her look more badass. By the end of this movie, I would be surprised if Milla wasn't greater than the world, at this point.

So, you'd be doing yourself a favor, a service even, if you had zero expectations or hopes when sitting down for any RE movie.

Ultraviolet "kinda sucked"?! Wow, what an understatement. It's propably the worst movie I've seen in a long time. I wouldn't have watched it if I didn't know there was going to be Milla in leather pants.

It also sucks that Jill Valentine wasn't in the third RE movie. She (Sienna Guillory) was super hot in the second movie. ...[/horny comments]

The trailer to this movie looked more like Matrix than anything having to do with Resident Evil. And as I've stated before, the Umbrella Corporation is such a ridiculous villain. It's like they're being evil for the sake of being evil.

I enjoyed the others, but that was because I either had friends with me (which means I switched from "Taking this seriously" to "Unskippable/MST3K commentary" mode), so I doubt I'll be seeing this in theaters (though I might still rent it when it comes out on DVDs). I would say that the series has flashes of brillance at points (there was a reason the laser hallway came back in the third movie), but keeps falling over itself before it can be good.
Bit disappointed that they keep up the "Umbrella Bad!" twists, when its very obvious that what would make for a better twist in the brand itself would be to have them be the good guys for once (of course this would require a lot of creativity to make work right).

However, one of the biggest problems for this brand is that not only has it gone on too long for a horror series, but it's pretty much explored most of its secrets in both plot and enemies. Most everyone on this site can recite plent zombie rules (about zombies themselves and how to survive) by heart, meaning they really aren't that strange anymore (unless you bring back voodoo zombies that may or may not look completely normal). As for the Plagas (since I saw them in the clips), it only took us one game before we had explored them as well, since the Ganados/Majini were just zombies but infected by a parasite rather than a virus (though in 4, they also had the benefit of variety, unlike in 5 where it was almost always zombies and rather than them and a blend of special enemies that barely resembled a human anymore).

Anyways, nice review, Bob, and thanks for the information.

I like my high horse. There are many like it but this one is MINE!

I only ever saw the first Resident Evil movie and I thought it was shit. Not because the story was bad, but because there was no Raccoon City, no Leon or Claire or Ada, but worst of all no William Birkin!

He says the 3D won't make the film worse but I still notice no less than three scenes where characters dramatically throw thing directly at the camera in slow motion, and that's just in the trailer.

Milla in 3d is the main selling point for me :*

Firia:

LightspeedJack:

Kungfu_Teddybear:

ghii3:
FIRST!!!!

BANNED!!!

He got banned for saying "First"? Wow...

He'll get/he got banned for;

1) Commenting between the time the video was posted, and before the duration of the video has had a chance to finish. Example; if a video is 3 minutes long, and he comments 1 minute after the video is posted, he has not actually seen the video. Yahtzee holds the biggest ban hammer for this, and others sometimes follow suit.

2) Yes, saying "first." The forums are not a game. Commenting first, and not having any discussion value is not accepted here. It's really a stupid game to play. No one cares if you're the first person to post in a forum. It does not make a person superiour. Around here, you're a good first poster if what you say carries discussion value.

3) He probably didn't/won't get "banned," exactly. Likely, probation. Unless that was his 3rd offense bringing mod wrath.

Oh OK I didn't realise that first part. I just thought it was harsh as he did actually add some discussion but that seems deserved now.

I've only seen one movie in 3d, that was Toy Story 3. The 3d didnt seem to do much other than add some depth, it wasnt the 3d I remember from the IMAX movies I saw when we had one of those here.

Nothing was popping off the screen, they just looked, further into it. By "real avatar 3d" does Bob mean there will be stuff flying "off" the screen?

diddykonger:
$50 that the character reveal is Leon

To obvious - it's definitely Frank West.

diddykonger:
$50 that the character reveal is Leon

you cheeky ninja.

But yea, my girlfriend plans to go see it, and she has a preety good sense on movies, so im going to save the cash untel she goes and sees it to let me know how it is.

I'm surprised to see Bob actually endorsing a game that does its best to undermine one of the strongest female leads in gaming. I won't say that Metroid Prime was Perfect but it was really fuckin good, giving you plenty of exploration, Puzzle solving, combat, and good back ground, and all of it pretty well balanced.

Anyway, I find that the first Resident Evil was the Best to me, it at least tried to be a little scary and it was good to see it as an off shoot rather than an adaptation. With the next few ones having characters in name only just there to be Alice's cheerleaders and pathetic attempts at "comedy" I'll take the first one above the others any time.

I really hope you have some sensible argument for claiming Other M is even worthwhile, let alone better than the Prime series. The story is a Phantom Menace-esque mess of annoying characters doing things that make no sense and the gameplay runs completely contrary to the Metroid series in favor of railroading the fuck out of you.

Jesus Phish:
I've only seen one movie in 3d, that was Toy Story 3. The 3d didnt seem to do much other than add some depth, it wasnt the 3d I remember from the IMAX movies I saw when we had one of those here.

Nothing was popping off the screen, they just looked, further into it. By "real avatar 3d" does Bob mean there will be stuff flying "off" the screen?

It means that the film was created from the ground up in 3D, not just filmed entirely and then given a 3D overlay so to speak. It's not so much stuff flying 'off' the screen (which this film seems to do anyway) as it is using it with their setting, the cinematography, and so on.

:P

I want to see because Albert Wesker is in it.

He's fucking awesome. Plus it looks like they took the enemies from the games. We just need Dr. Salvator and it will be a good movie.

Sounds like a fun night out with the guys... Really not much more to say than that, I suppose.

Everyone needs to calm down and stop spreading all this crap about Other M being a piece of garbage. If you can get past the terrible tragedy of what they did to Samus' character and the bad voice acting, theres a very enjoyable Metroid game to be had. I just chose to forget about the cutscenes and use my imagination instead. I strongly believe that if it were a new IP, it would be recieving non-stop praise. However, I can't decide whether I prefer Primes 1st person perspective or this game's 3rd person.
BTW he never said that he hates Prime, or that he thinks Other M is better. He simply said he prefers the new camera- that's all.

What is it with the links to Intermission? That's two weeks in a row it's been broken, and there was a similar problem just a couple weeks ago?

Azure Knight-Zeo:

ecoho:

MovieBob:
Resident Evil: Afterlife

This week ResidentBob gets three dimensional with Resident Evil: Afterlife.

Watch Video

ok bob love the reveiws keep them comeing but on a side note never do game reveiws please leave that to yahtzee other M was just bad....:(

Indeed, I didn't play it yet but I hear the story and voice acting are insults to the series. Also I'm finding myself hating Moviebob, anyone who says Metroid Prime sucks is no friend of mine...

Once again, he didn't say he thinks Prime sucks. He didn't even say he thinks Other M is a better game. He just said he prefers the new camera.

Bob, leave all this CGI heavy, story lite, popcorn dross alone for 1 week!! please?

Do yourself a favour...review Four Lions!!!

Yes if I had a wife that was that awesome/hot I would probably also rub it in everyone elses face.

Well of course Anderson has gotten better at film-making; nearly anyone gets better with time and practice (even Uwe Boll; his films have gone from so bad they're horrible in a Plan 9 manner to just boring). Still sucks though and his movies are still bad.

A for Bob's little mention of Other M I have to agree to some extent. Fusion and Prime 1 are still my personal favorites, but Other M is still great. Plus it's nice that they didn't reduce Samus to another boring "Man-Hating Ice Queen Who'd Never EVER Accept Instruction From ANY Man" as stated by Bob himself and instead gave the space marine archetype that Samus arguably prototyped elements of femininity, conflict, vulnerability, and quiet strength which makes her WAY more interesting a character than the utterly safe, estrogen-allergic action heroines stinking up gaming and other media. It'd be funny if Bob used the game's Theater Mode for a review, though Unskippable is going to use it anyway plus if Bob wanted to go really nuts he'd use some of Other M's more controversial moments as a topic for an Overthinker episode.

...I'm now getting the troubled feeling that this thread is going to talk more about Other M than the movie it's supposed to be about.

I'm only going to see this because Humans vs Zombies at my college is making a thing out of it.

And for those who don't know Humans vs Zombies is basically a persistent game of tag that you are always playing that spans the course of about 2 weeks. Humans defend themselves with nerf guns. Zombies jump out of trees when their friends leave their dorms to tag them and zombify them. Its a fucking awesome game.

Aiddon:
A for Bob's little mention of Other M I have to agree to some extent. Fusion and Prime 1 are still my personal favorites, but Other M is still great. Plus it's nice that they didn't reduce Samus to another boring "Man-Hating Ice Queen Who'd Never EVER Accept Instruction From ANY Man" as stated by Bob himself

Yeah, it's just a shame that they reduced her to another boring anime emotional monologuing stereotype who obsesses over a man the entire game instead.

The Ambrosian:
It annoys me because if they have nothing to do with RE just don't call it RE...

Because "Non-resident Evil" is too edgy and realistic.

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