Blake Johnston

Blake Johnston

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  • Resident Evil: Afterlife

    ★★★

  • Resident Evil: Extinction

    ★★

  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse

    ★★★½

  • Resident Evil

    ★★

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  • Resident Evil: Afterlife

    Resident Evil: Afterlife

    ★★★

    This chapter starts off in considerably regular format to the series and does what I refer to as "Metroiding" ie losing your powers gained from the prequel. One of the few times I frankly don't mind either as I felt Alice's superpowers cheapened the action. The film then turns to a nomadic Alice months later in Alaska discovering an amnesiac feral Claire and then bouncing to Los Angeles where the last surviving Angelenos are holding momentary sanctuary in an urban…

  • Resident Evil: Extinction

    Resident Evil: Extinction

    You can't call yourself a "horror" franchise without throwing in super powers that alienate the original premise! I hated it in Friday the 13th and I hate it here, simply because it's hard to do psychic phenomena well enough in film without it being childish. Visually, this has more of a Mad Max 2 ascetic ie people in a desert in crazy vehicles, but at this point studios would rather green screen a desert than actually shoot in one. I…

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  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse

    Resident Evil: Apocalypse

    ★★★½

    Even at 3 ½ stars (or should I say "S.T.A.R.S!"), Apocalypse is the peak of the WS Anderson series for me and it's probably because he didn't direct it. Credits to Alexander Witt for taking the series into it's essentially limitless capability for entertaining action, this picks up the lack of videogame fanfare we were expecting in the slightest in the first movie. Seeing Jill, Nemesis and Raccoon City on the brink of destruction really hits most of my buttons.…

  • Resident Evil

    Resident Evil

    Resident Evil's initialization into film is likely the one movie out of the series a majority of people will have seen. Personally, it's on my low scale of the series and I wish I can say Paul WS Anderson worked out the kinks by The Final Chapter, but that would be a lie. By far one of the loosest adaptations of video game media, a definitive example of taking an existing concept and twisting it into your own possession. You…