Resident Evil: Extinction
Resident Evil: Extinction is a 2007 science fiction action horror film. It is the third installment in the series of film adaptations based on the Capcom survival horror series Resident Evil. The film follows the heroine Alice, along with a group of survivors from Raccoon City, as they attempt to travel across the Mojave desert wilderness to Alaska and escape a zombie apocalypse. The film was directed by Russell Mulcahy and produced by Paul W. S. Anderson.
The film was released in the United States on September 21, 2007 and was commercially successful, grossing $147,717,833 worldwide. However, it received many negative reviews from critics. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray in North America on January 1, 2008.
Despite the nuclear destruction of Raccoon City, the T-Virus has escaped containment. Unable to be contained by the Umbrella Corporation, the virus quickly spreads across the world, within a matter of weeks engulfing the United States and within a matter of months reaching the rest of the world. Drying up the lakes, rivers, and continents in the process, whilst infecting the human population and spreading to other species. Five years later, the vast majority of the Earth is a post-apocalyptic wasteland crawling with zombies and mutated animals, and humanity is on the verge of extinction. The Umbrella Corporation appears to be the only human authority left, its remnants forced to live underground in Hive-like constructs around the world.
Alice (Milla Jovovich), is now alone in the desert wastelands of the remains of the United States. She has superhuman strength and psionic abilities gained from Umbrella. Dr. Sam Isaacs (Iain Glen) considers re-capturing Alice a top priority because of her ability to bond with the T-Virus and attempts to persuade the rest of the Umbrella board that he can use her blood to develop a permanent cure, as well as tame the infected. Umbrella chairman Albert Wesker (Jason O’Mara) orders Isaacs to create a cure using clones of Alice created from the blood of the original and refuses to authorize manpower to recover Alice until they are 100% sure of her location.
Meanwhile, Claire Redfield’s (Ali Larter) convoy, which includes Alice’s fellow Raccoon City survivors Carlos Olivera (Oded Fehr) and L.J. (Mike Epps), along with new survivors K-Mart (Spencer Locke), Mikey (Chris Egan), Chase (Linden Ashby) and Nurse Betty (Ashanti Douglas), are attempting to survive. While searching a small motel for supplies, L.J. is bitten. The next morning the convoy is attacked by infected crows. The crows very nearly overpower the convoy, killing Nurse Betty as she helped some of the younger survivors escape, and taking out the operator of the pintle-mounted flamethrower and causing the weapon to careen out of control. Alice appears, and uses her mental powers to save Carlos and a fellow survivor from a fiery death, redirecting the flames to incinerate the crows.
Dr. Isaacs’ attempts to domesticate the infected have led to a new breed of zombie but Wesker’s subordinate, Captain Slater (Matthew Marsden), is adamant about keeping Issacs from disregarding Umbrella corporate regulations. After Isaacs explains himself, Slater admits that these Super Zombies (the Crimson Heads) may be useful in re-capturing Project Alice.
Alice is introduced to Claire, and gives her a diary Alice found in a deserted gas station. The diary claims of an infection-free population living in Alaska. Alice and Carlos convince Claire and the convoy to head to Alaska. The other survivors agree to head for Las Vegas to obtain supplies before the trek to Alaska.
The Umbrella corporation is able to triangulate Alice’s location based on the use of her psionic powers, and Dr. Isaacs has a crate full of his newly created zombies transported to ambush the convoy. Carlos becomes infected by L.J, and most of the convoy, including Chase and Mikey, is killed in the ensuing battle. Umbrella attempts to shut Alice down, however, she breaks free of their programming and fights on. She locates Isaacs at the scene, and he is infected by a Crimson Head as he attempts to flee. Alice and K-Mart enter the Umbrella tent and use Isaacs’s computer to track the helicopter’s flight path, thus learning of Umbrella’s underground location.
The convoy survivors find the location of Umbrella’s Las Vegas facility surrounded by hundreds of zombies. Carlos’ infection has gone beyond a cure, and he sacrifices himself for the convoy. Carlos plows through the facility before setting off a dynamite charge, giving Alice and Claire time to load the survivors onto the helicopter. Alice decides to stay behind and finish the mission.
Dr. Isaacs has been locked in his lab. Ordered by Wesker to “liquidate” Isaacs, Slater finds him at his lab desk, injecting himself with massive doses of Anti-Virus. Isaacs explains that the T-Virus carried by the Super Zombies is more potent and therefore he needs much more Anti-Virus. However, the Anti-Virus overdose triggers a massive mutation of Isaacs into a Tyrant. Isaacs goes on a rampage, killing all the employees in the facility, but the White Queen manages to confine Isaacs in the lower levels of the lab.
Entering the facility, Alice meets a holographic representation of the Red Queen’s sister AI, the White Queen (Madeline Carroll). The White Queen informs Alice that her blood is the cure to the T-Virus. Then she informs Alice of her current problem with Dr. Isaacs, and Alice agrees to deal with him.
On her way to the lab’s lower levels, Alice comes across a clone of herself still in a vegetative state. Isaacs attacks her, but she manages to fight him off. The clone awakens, but the shock apparently kills her. Alice goes after Isaacs and finds herself in a replica of the Spencer Mansion, where a battle between Isaacs and Alice ensues, with both displaying use of telekinesis and cunning skill and strategy: however, Isaacs begins to gain the upper hand. When the fight spills into a replica of the laser corridor from The Hive, the laser grid activates and slices Isaacs into pieces, but just as Alice is about to meet the same fate, the lasers are deactivated by the clone of Alice in the nick of time.
Later, in Tokyo, Japan, Wesker informs the rest of the Umbrella board that the North American branch has been lost, and he will now control further scientific experimentation from Japan. Suddenly, Alice makes an appearance at the board meeting from the North American facility, declaring that she and her friends are coming for them now. Standing beside the clone of herself, Alice looks onto the rows of pods containing other clones. As many clones begin to awaken, the film ends.