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Bloodsin
09-21-2007, 09:25 PM
Well i just got back from seeing RE extinction and i have to say, i came in with very low hopes, and it was even worse then i thought. They took the RE storyline,rolled it up into a ball, a took a dump on it. Was one of the worst movies i ever had to spend money on. Dont waste your money.

vasher
09-21-2007, 09:41 PM
...Tyrant? Wesker? Break it to me gently. ;_;

Bloodsin
09-21-2007, 10:41 PM
Well they completely screwed up tyrant and crossed him with a g mutant because his claw isnt a claw its tentacles. And he can also talk. And also he was made by injecting the T virus multiple times. Wesker is in it but his role could have been cut out, all he is is a hologram that tell the main doctor that hes cutting his research..

4ng31
09-22-2007, 01:00 AM
Well they completely screwed up tyrant and crossed him with a g mutant because his claw isnt a claw its tentacles. And he can also talk. And also he was made by injecting the T virus multiple times. Wesker is in it but his role could have been cut out, all he is is a hologram that tell the main doctor that hes cutting his research..

Um, how about the fact that in Apocalypse, Nemesis was the "baddy", but yet, Extinction, which takes place after that movie, has Tyrant...really makes sense to me...timeline...wut?

And since when has Wesker been fat?

Simmaria
09-22-2007, 02:09 AM
when was the T virus an airbone virus? when did umbrella control everything? when did ashford create the T virus? when did the whole world become contaminated and dry up?

THE MOVIES HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE GAMES. they are not based on the games, they do not follow the games. they are simply related in name only.

Quantum9
09-22-2007, 02:31 AM
To be honest, I thought Extinction was horrible. Way too short, not enough Zombies, not enough fighting, and dammit, not enough Wesker.

At least Ali Larter was hot, but it's ridiculous that her name in the film is "Claire Redfield". They could have easily called her one of dozens of other names and it wouldn't mean a thing. Although many of the articles in the book they got were written by a "CR" so that could potentially mean Chris...it'd be nice for them to get a little denouement in regards to their story.

Really, this movie was just a giant set up for a fourth one...if there IS a fourth one after this piece of crap. The first two were so bad they were good. This one was just....bad.

Zora Genin
09-22-2007, 08:12 AM
So you guys are saying that I shouldn't see it, to bad thats what i was going to do today...

Archelon
09-22-2007, 09:56 AM
Um, how about the fact that in Apocalypse, Nemesis was the "baddy", but yet, Extinction, which takes place after that movie, has Tyrant...really makes sense to me...timeline...wut?

Evidently you've never played Resident Evil 2, Survivor, CODE: Veronica, Dead Aim, Outbreak, Outbreak File #2. I would also point out that the new scenario in Umbrella Chronicles has a Tyrant as well, but not everyone may be aware of that.

when was the T virus an airbone virus?

See CODE: Veronica.

4ng31
09-22-2007, 10:17 AM
Evidently you've never played Resident Evil 2, Survivor, CODE: Veronica, Dead Aim, Outbreak, Outbreak File #2. I would also point out that the new scenario in Umbrella Chronicles has a Tyrant as well, but not everyone may be aware of that..

Totally missed the point...obviously there are different "breeds" of tyrants, but the one featured in Extinction was based off of RE1 Tyrant...not the trench-coat giant ones from 2.

And no, I haven't played the bad spin-off RE's (besides Code Veronica)...I'll stick to the main story-line.

Bloodsin
09-22-2007, 10:27 AM
Well he was supposed to be based off of the Preamature tyrant from the 1st game but the one in the game had a claw not tentacles. The codename given to the trenchcoat tyrants which are seen in RE2, and RE:outbreak file 2 are called Mr.X. Oh did i mention PSYCHIC POWERS? Since when in any RE does anything have psychic powers. The only thing close was in Code veronica when alexia's blood turned to fire. To be honest, this had to be one of the worst movies i have ever seen it was that bad. It got to the point where i booed as well as at least 20 others in the theatre when it ended.

Archelon
09-22-2007, 07:48 PM
Totally missed the point.

Didn't miss the point at all. Just being snarky.

CliffnCain
09-22-2007, 09:29 PM
Archelon: The defender of ALL things RESIDENT EVIL!!

Well yeah when I get a chance to go to the movies (a.k.a get my paycheck) i'll check out this movie and i'll give everyone what I think about it. Hopefully it is better than part two and hopefully Claire isnt just....there. (just there for the hell of it not really making a difference)

Bloodsin
09-22-2007, 11:14 PM
did u not read lol? she doesnt have a point in the movie at all. She doesnt act like claire nor does she look like claire, nor does she have any reason to be called claire redfield.

Leishu
09-23-2007, 12:07 AM
Heh. I guess it's just been a bad movie month. First, D-war, which exhibited Uwe Boll-worthy levels of suck, and then this.

Simmaria
09-23-2007, 02:50 AM
See CODE: Veronica.

i assume your talking about the books, in which case dont count. the T-virus has always been a blood transfusion.

Archelon
09-23-2007, 10:19 AM
i assume your talking about the books, in which case dont count. the T-virus has always been a blood transfusion.

Nope, referring to the game. When you play as Chris, you can examine one of the ventilation shafts in the lab on Rockfort Island, and it says, "This must have been where the T-Virus escaped."

Bloodsin
09-23-2007, 10:24 AM
They were referring to a being infected with the T virus escaping thru the ventilation because the shaft itself was ripped open.

Archelon
09-23-2007, 10:43 AM
That's another possibility, but it's likely the shaft was blown open in the attack on the island by Wesker's team.

itsuki<3pudding
09-23-2007, 11:50 AM
Hm.... were the movies even supposed to follow the games very closely? I've never played the Resident Evil games (though it's on my geeky to-do list), but I always kind of thought that they were just based on them loosely. Is this right?

Archelon
09-23-2007, 11:54 AM
Hm.... were the movies even supposed to follow the games very closely?

No. Paul Anderson himself even said as much on several occasions. In fact, one of the reasons the studio didn't like George Romero's script (George Romero was originally signed on to write and direct the Resident Evil movie; you can find his script online) was because it followed the storyline of the first game too closely.

itsuki<3pudding
09-23-2007, 12:50 PM
Oh. Then what's all the fuss about? o.O I didn't think the movie was anything spectacular, but it was decent. I don't feel I wasted my money.

Archelon
09-23-2007, 01:10 PM
Oh. Then what's all the fuss about?

Because fans of the games (myself excluded) wanted the games' storylines and characters to be recreated verbatim on the big screen.

Bloodsin
09-23-2007, 02:59 PM
Even as a movie buff and without the name resident evil it sucked. This whole movie could have just not been made and it wouldnt have a made a difference. Its another case of an invincible main character who cant act all that well (but i did love her in fifth element) and all her friends dying around her.

Captain Jack
09-23-2007, 04:13 PM
This movie sucked.

Pliskin
09-23-2007, 04:39 PM
Because fans of the games (myself excluded) wanted the games' storylines and characters to be recreated verbatim on the big screen.

In all honesty, there really wasn't anything wrong WITH the plots of the games. There's this whole need to "pander" to the lowest common denominator in Hollywood but the plot of Resident Evil or Resident Evil 2 isn't exactly tough to understand.

Its more about Hollywood creating a sub-par plot to replace a perfectly fine plot.

CliffnCain
09-23-2007, 07:53 PM
did u not read lol? she doesnt have a point in the movie at all. She doesnt act like claire nor does she look like claire, nor does she have any reason to be called claire redfield.


oh whoops sorry bro didnt have on my glasses when I was reading your post.

Simmaria
09-24-2007, 02:34 AM
id like to see written proof thats why capcom said romeros script was in their words. "no good". not that i dont believe it, it would not suprise me at all. i just wish i had asked romero himself at comic con this year why it was rejected cause its always bothered me. ive read the romero RE script. it was leaps and bounds better then anything paul anderson has written.

Archelon
09-24-2007, 12:12 PM
id like to see written proof thats why capcom said romeros script was in their words. "no good".

I didn't say it was Capcom who didn't like Romero's script. I said it was the studio who would be making the movie. Capcom liked Romero's script.

Simmaria
09-24-2007, 09:59 PM
http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:q8uZytufkqMJ:www.houseofhorrors.com/romero.htm+romero+fired+capcom&hl=en&lr=lang_en&strip=1

i reiterate, where did capcom ever state the reasons for the script being "no good"

Archelon
09-25-2007, 08:27 AM
i reiterate, where did capcom ever state the reasons for the script being "no good"

And I reiterate, I never said Capcom gave reasons for why it was "no good." I said one of the reasons the studio said it was no good. The studio (as in the studio which would actually make the movie, which I already clarified) and Capcom are two completely separate and different entities.

I was under the impression Capcom liked the script, because I remember reading an interview with George Romero himself where he said the folks at Capcom were really pleased with his script, but the studio wouldn't make the movie. It's not all that different from the case with the Halo movie, I suppose.

halafax
09-25-2007, 09:02 AM
Maybe the studio wanted to go with something that would be easier to understand for all viewers, and not have to go through too much exposition. I saw the movie, and while it was not the greatest movie, that title currently is held by transformers, it was not bloodrayne suck or Dragon War suck. It was a filler movie. Just there to set the stage for the next movie. I am willing the bet there will be another movie, look at how many highlander movies there are.

Even if the virus wasnt airborn, the birds were infected, which means that could have spread the virus just as easily.

*shrugs* It wasnt great, but I have seen worse

Captain Jack
09-26-2007, 07:44 PM
Alright, to be more specific on my thoughts on this movie:

Resident Evil Extinction had some SERIOUS potential to be a really good movie. The original Resident Evil wasn't necessarily a bad movie but it was a boring movie and it was effectively just like the Super Mario Bros. movie - meaning it was a different take on the actual game.

The second movie tried to be more like the games, and to an extent it worked. However, in the second movie they decided to make Alice a cybertronic ninja while pushing what few videogame characters actually were there into support positions. Still, not a terrible movie but it gets the stamp of "failure" in my book.

Extinction starts off by going way off of what the videogame storyline follows: BUT that's not the point of this thread. The point is to discuss the quality of the movie, so here goes.

Let's start from the beginning. The script (at least my interpretation of it after seeing the film) took some balls to write. Nobody's done a "Madmax style zombie flick" and the execution of the script was pretty cool. I think that it made for an awesome zombieocalypse type feel. Rather than feeling like the characters are trapped in a lab or city with monsters and zombies - which is a shitty situation no matter how many times you slice it - they're wandering the land, moving from place to place using up the resources and slowly dying off. Which, to me, is a shittier situation. Nice concept.

There was a major flaw with the story writing: who gave two craps about ANY of the characters they came up with? No one. There was no development. They say "Claire Redfield" fifty six billion times in the script to establish "Look, fans, look! A videogame character!!!" and do absolutely NOTHING with her. Not that the acting was bad or even non-Claire. I thought she actually portrayed Claire's attitude and the way she cares for others much better than Jill Valentine in Apocalypse. But she's depthless. They might as well have called her "Random Empathetic Boss Lady".

Then there's the whole Alice thing. Married to the writer or not, a logicless outfit and the worlds worst haircut don't help the fact that this action hero is shoved down your throat in every way possible. They give her superpowers of whatever kind they feel like just to counteract whatever ungodly thign Umbrella does in the movie (such as singling out and pwning a sattelite WITH HER MIND). All of this thanks to the T-Virus (???). But I feel I've said enough about that - this is not a Captain Jack Rants About Alice Thread. I'll leave it at she's the most uninteresting character in the series because she has no character flaws and simply can't be beat because Anderson fails at writing interesting characters.

The movie looks really nice. The effects are by far the best in any RE film so far (which doesn't say much) and the sets (while simple) were executed well. That's all I have to say about that.

Wesker was cool. he wasn't anything great but I expected him to get butchered, and he didn't, so I was happy.

My final gripe is the continuity of time-lapsed events. Humanity dies out (in a matter of months?) and the world deteriorates (how???) in only five years (WHAT?!). And let's not forget; LJ is bit by a zombie and we watch him turn (much to our dismay because he's one of the few fun characters) over the span of AT LEAST a coupe days. He then bites Carlos (more dismay) who looks damn close to turning in approximately fifteen minutes. O_o

All in all, the movie is one big multimillion dollar ball that got dropped five or six hundred feet into a hole. It could have been good. Seriously. But it wasn't.

Eurobeat King
09-27-2007, 02:36 AM
everyone, please use the spoiler-tag if you're going to discuss points about the movie, so that you don't ruin it for people who haven't seen it yet. (like myself)

Like this:

Aeris dies in Final Fantasy VII

Not too hard, so use it when you think you're giving away a major-spoiler from the movie. Thanks!

Simmaria
09-27-2007, 03:07 AM
if someone decided not to go see this movie because of a spoiler then whoever spoiled it is doing them a favor. besides the whole thread has a spoiler warning. unless a mod just put that there now.

Bloodsin
09-27-2007, 09:18 AM
nope i had it there when i made the topic

Captain Jack
09-27-2007, 03:09 PM
Damn it Al you spoiled FF7 for me!!!!!













(that was a lie)

ManiacMarshall
10-06-2007, 09:22 PM
I didn't like this movie.

Albert Wesker wore old man sunglasses.

Eww.

Meadowknight
10-08-2007, 01:59 AM
That movie sucked worse than I was expecting XD!! I'm still glad I saw it just to see it, it had a couple fun parts..but man, that film was like a piece of swiss cheese.

Mike, we have to raise money for our project so we can kick these film's asses..seriously. We have a great script and plenty of inspiration, now it's time to get the funding.

MegaMan8
10-10-2007, 10:36 AM
This is the first movie I cry, very beautiful and touching, The Special effect even look better than Transformers and all the Spiderman movies, i hope they make more and maybe even a Series

darkdjinn
10-10-2007, 12:51 PM
This is the first movie I cry, very beautiful and touching, The Special effect even look better than Transformers and all the Spiderman movies, i hope they make more and maybe even a Series

I didn't even see the movie and I can tell your aura is weakening...

Bloodsin
10-10-2007, 02:26 PM
Dont understand how any of this movie was beautiful or touching, the special effects were glorfyed B movie material while there was nothing touching about a character that the director made invincible because hes married to her.