The only wide release this week isn’t even worth mentioning, but I’ll mention it anyways. Resident Evil: Afterlife (in 3D) is the fourth installment of the Resident Evil series and, for some reason, is getting released to 3,203 screens this weekend. What was once a horrifyingly entertaining series of video games has now become a grotesque, dead-on-its-feet series of movies, just like those zombies infected by the T-virus in Raccoon City all those years ago.
Resident Evil: Afterlife (in 3D) is the latest film to jump on the 3D bandwagon; no doubt to increase its ticket sales from pitiful to just plain fail. The Resident Evil films have each barely made over $50 million at best and I don’t see any reason why Resident Evil: Afterlife (in 3D) would be any different. Evidently, this franchise is taking a theistic approach, being that following an Apocalypse and then the subsequent Extinction, there must needs be an Afterlife. In Resident Evil: Afterlife (in 3D), the team roams the earth in search of survivors. It’s illogical to apply logic here, but there’s no point in searching for survivors after extinction. In fact, if you find yourself having survived extinction and then decide to go looking for survivors, then suffice it to say that you’re in an afterlife of some sort, although, it doesn’t sound like a very good one.
There are plenty of other films still out that you might want to go see besides Resident Evil: Afterlife (in 3D) like Machete, Going the Distance, The American, Piranha 3D, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Salt, Inception, Despicable Me & Toy Story. Click here for theatres and show times for Resident Evil: Afterlife (in 3D).
Another option for this weekend could be the independent film, Get Low, directed by Aaron Schneider and playing at several theatres in the Nashville area. Get Low has accumulated a vast amount of buzz over the last few months. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year and stars Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Lucas Black and Sissy Spacek. Look for a Best Acting nomination for Robert Duvall.