Just seen the movie and frankly it sucked. I'm a fan of the games and even liked the fist 2 movies but this one was lousy. Not only did they gloss over enough material to make a movie before this one but they royally screwed up. I understand why Jill was written out fo the story but there's no mention of her at all. No mention of Chris either and thats really annoying seeing as how Claire was in the movie.
Now for all the things they did wrong the salt in the wounds was how bad they messed up Wesker. He was just some moron in black sunglasse that appears breifly 3 times and does absolutly nothing. They also severely mesed up Tyrant although he did look cool. However the way he died was rather lame. The other thing I didn't like was the ending. It really feels to me that they rushe this just to get it over with.
Now quite honestly I wasn't a huge fan of the first two movies because of how drastically the story was changed. I know the director wanted to change things otherwise people may just play the games for the story and say screw the movie, among other reasons.
Frankly, that wouldn't have been my stance because there are so many things you could have added or made "new" to the movies from the games without rewriting the series. The director should have tried reading the RE books for example. That author did an outstanding job of writing great books, while still keeping things exciting even though I already had played the game. Plus not everyone has played every game through and through like me, Andy, and others. Just because I can write the script for the games from memory doesn't mean my cousin can who also played some of the games; you get the point anyway.
Now...in regards to this movie.
Things I liked:
Adding the crows was a nice touch. No longer does having a car matter or running away.
Alice had some cool supernatural abilities.
Seeing Las Vegas in ruins; I hate that place.
A caravan of armored vehicles including a roof mounted flamethrower.
The woman that played Claire did a much better job than I thought she would.
Tyrant looked pretty darn good.
Thats all I can think of.
Things I didn't like:
I also know why Jill wasn't in the story but umm... she isn't even mentioned in this movie as to where she went or if she died, etc. I don't like to assume she died given I've played the games.
Lack of Chris; though again I think that's the director choosing who he wants in his craptacular story.
Wesker looks like a moron. Its hard to picture a cool guy in sunglasses when HE IS GOING BALD!!!!
I'll have to wait till the fourth to see how they do Wesker's personality because he did very little in this movie.
So we see this cool Tyrant for the first time and he dies within 1.5 minutes?
The fourth movie is going to be an army of Alice's in Tokyo? Joygasm.
Domesticating zombies that have overrun the world? Even George Bush wouldn't approve of that.
The black guy with the gold guns dies.
My BIGGEST problem with the movie is that they rushed through it faster than Flash late for a business dinner.
I give the movie a D mainly because they rushed through it. I can accept the different story and all, but it's like the director just did the movie to get it out of the way or something
From my understanding they said unless they did a seperate thing with Chris and Leon this was the last. I say great because they loused up.
I was really dissapointed with Claire for one reason and one reason alone I've become familar with the actor thanks to Heroes and her character there is cool. I feel this was a waste of her talent and time.