Well, Afterlife was a disappointing entry in the series- easily the weakest one so far, despite the previous sequels all being an improvement over the prior film. The first segment of the film comes across as more "Ultraviolet 2" than "Resident Evil", and is basically just an excuse to get rid of Alice's superpowers and her clone army. However, in a very dumb way, it kinda works as a literal translation of mid-range anime shows/films, in that it's set in Japan, in a massive underground hi-tech corporate fortress/base, with the super ninja(s) taking down armed soldiers serving under the command of the prototypical square-necked, sunglasses-wearing super-calm business suit villain. Taken like that, it's enjoyable in a dumb-cartoon kind of way (though, oddly enough, the split-screen effects for the multi-Alices are kinda awful). The primary middle chunk of the film, in the prison, is actually pretty decent and more in line with the previous films in terms of tone and style. A couple decent sequences, a Dawn of the Dead flair and the cool (if random) fight with the giant axe creature. The film producer character is an absolute waste of screen time, though- terribly written and played in the most cliched way possible. The use of Chris was a nice touch here as well. Then the finale ties back to the intro and becomes a blatant "let's rip off the Matrix as much as we can- but in 3D!" sequence. It turns the previously-context-appropriate suit villain into a Mr Smith ripoff (they weren't even trying to hide to the similarities here) and just feels lacking. But, as usual, they have a good cliffhanger. Which leads to... [link=http://www.aintitcool.com/node/46508]Resident Evil 5 on the way[/link] Milla: "This new Resident Evil is the first one to ever open at No. 1 worldwide. It?s the biggest movie in the franchise... So we?re definitely going to make another one,? she said, adding that director Paul W.S. Anderson, her husband, already has some ideas for the fifth Resident Evil installment, and this time he wants the audience's ideas, too.