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May. 8, 2007by: Ben Barna
Was the last RESIDENT EVIL movie such a success that it warranted a third? With a 50 million dollar domestic gross the answer is no, it was not, so why a group of supposedly skilled professionals must pool their talents to create another installment in this sagging franchise is beyond me. But as the poster below indicates, a third film is indeed on the horizon, and this time it goes by the name RESIDSENT EVIL: EXTINCTION. This would only make sense, since the last one was called APOCALYPSE. The poster itself is very reminiscent of the BATMAN BEGINS silhouette teaser poster that we all know and love, but not as good. The poster isnt terrible, but it does seem like a direct rip-off of the Batman one. On the redemption side of things, the silhouette in the poster belongs to the film's star Milla Jovovich, and it's not bad to look at all. In fact, the best thing about the RESIDENT EVIL franchise has been their ominous teaser trailers, but the films have unfortunately failed to live up to that promise. The film will be unleashed on September 21, after all the summer tentpoles have raped you of your weekly allowance. Also, does anyone else think the poster would have been better without the generic 'All bets are off' tagline? I mean, come on now.
Extra Tidbit: Jovovich is engaged to RESIDENT EVIL director and Uwe Boll counterpart Paul W. S. Anderson. Wait, I take that back. He's not nearly as bad as Uwe Boll. No one is. Uwe Boll is awful.
Source: Filmick

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10:40PM on 05/09/2007

RE2..

..could have been much better if it stuck to the zombie plotline, instead of bringing in the mutant "terminator". Just an opinion. Loved the lickers though, and I don't play video games. Bets are off is a little on the nose, but hey, dudes get paid to think this shit up. Do better. Here's mine- "What dies in Vegas, stays dead in Vegas". I dare you to bring cooler tag lines!
..could have been much better if it stuck to the zombie plotline, instead of bringing in the mutant "terminator". Just an opinion. Loved the lickers though, and I don't play video games. Bets are off is a little on the nose, but hey, dudes get paid to think this shit up. Do better. Here's mine- "What dies in Vegas, stays dead in Vegas". I dare you to bring cooler tag lines!
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12:03PM on 05/09/2007
I thought that poster was fanmade? I guess I was wrong.
I thought that poster was fanmade? I guess I was wrong.
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9:13PM on 05/08/2007

Creative!

I mean seriously, "All Bets Are Off" and it's obviously taking place in Las Vegas (Note Sing + Luxor) bets = Las Vegas, but they're off! Wow. Sheer Brilliance.
I mean seriously, "All Bets Are Off" and it's obviously taking place in Las Vegas (Note Sing + Luxor) bets = Las Vegas, but they're off! Wow. Sheer Brilliance.
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6:57PM on 05/08/2007

$50mil theatrical take means squat

Considering the genre, it is INCREDIBLY short sided to assume that a sequel should only come from off the back of a successful theatrical run... Some of the best movies around were box office flops (Fight Club - NOT a quality comparison). Also, OUTSIDE of the lovely USA, the movie made an additional $60mil. $110mil seems like a sweet deal to me.
Considering the genre, it is INCREDIBLY short sided to assume that a sequel should only come from off the back of a successful theatrical run... Some of the best movies around were box office flops (Fight Club - NOT a quality comparison). Also, OUTSIDE of the lovely USA, the movie made an additional $60mil. $110mil seems like a sweet deal to me.
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6:52PM on 05/08/2007

Awesome Tagline!!!

I've always enjoyed the Resident Evil movies for what they are (what does that even mean?!?!) with the second being one of the guiltiest pleasures I've had in a long time (except for slow-mo-shaky-cam).
I've always enjoyed the Resident Evil movies for what they are (what does that even mean?!?!) with the second being one of the guiltiest pleasures I've had in a long time (except for slow-mo-shaky-cam).
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5:01PM on 05/08/2007

Extinction?

What do the mean the extinction of originallity? That poster not only rips off the Batman Begins teaser poster visually but chromatically as well. I mean if you are going to rip off the look and feel of a movie at least do what Underworld did with their ripping off of the Matrix by changing it to a blue tint. Sad but true. The extinction of creativity is upon us. All brains are off!
What do the mean the extinction of originallity? That poster not only rips off the Batman Begins teaser poster visually but chromatically as well. I mean if you are going to rip off the look and feel of a movie at least do what Underworld did with their ripping off of the Matrix by changing it to a blue tint. Sad but true. The extinction of creativity is upon us. All brains are off!
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4:03PM on 05/08/2007
Come on shmoes , are the Re films any cheesier than the Sm ones , quip for witty quip , they pretty much exist on the same level , it's all a matter of what kind of cheese you like , blue , swiss , mozzarella , but it's all the same . I personally loved the first Re , it actually took things seriously , had cool characters , and an intriguing storyline , and what an ending , it still gives me giddy delight . Then you have the sequel that went way over the top bonkers and threw away all attempts
Come on shmoes , are the Re films any cheesier than the Sm ones , quip for witty quip , they pretty much exist on the same level , it's all a matter of what kind of cheese you like , blue , swiss , mozzarella , but it's all the same . I personally loved the first Re , it actually took things seriously , had cool characters , and an intriguing storyline , and what an ending , it still gives me giddy delight . Then you have the sequel that went way over the top bonkers and threw away all attempts at suspense and subtlety , but it was still great fun . It also made more money than the first , it crossed 100 mil worldwide , think it hit 120 mil , so it was profitable ( highest grossing " zom " film to date believe it or not , from what i understand ), so that's why we are getting a sequel , plus each film left it open for another , and i can't wait to see how this ends , especially after the last image of the umbrella satellite in the second film . I wouldn't call releasing it in Sept a dump move , that's when part 2 was released and it did well , the " summer " season is just too crowded it makes sense .Yes , i know , these films could be better , but for me they worked for what they are , cool low bud zom / mutant movie silliness inspired by the low bud horror of the past , that's all i want , and that's all i was asking for , and after all the big dumb , barfbuster films make their rounds , it will finally be nice to watch a film who's makers know it's cheese , but don't apologize for it , bring on project Alice . Just hope the hunters tear some stuff up in this thing . Oh yeah , and i wish Sienna Guillory was coming back , but you can't have everything .


Ps - drop the all bets are off nonsense , even i think that's just a bit too silly
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2:15PM on 05/08/2007

awsome

this poster rocks dude i mean it is just to freaken cool for words i love it [link] much
this poster rocks dude i mean it is just to freaken cool for words i love it [link] much
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12:19PM on 05/08/2007

Inspired.


This poster is pure brilliance. "All bets are off." Where do they come up with these gems? It's like their marketing team made a deal with the devil.

This poster is pure brilliance. "All bets are off." Where do they come up with these gems? It's like their marketing team made a deal with the devil.
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12:14PM on 05/08/2007

HA!

This films gettting released on dump month. Niiiice. Does that officially make this film ABSOLUTELY pointless, as opposed to moderately pointless? Not only is it a disgrace to the name it bears, but now it's SURE to not make any money.
This films gettting released on dump month. Niiiice. Does that officially make this film ABSOLUTELY pointless, as opposed to moderately pointless? Not only is it a disgrace to the name it bears, but now it's SURE to not make any money.
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10:19AM on 05/08/2007

More like UWE suck!

It's like Hollywood just keeps him around to see how BAD his next movie is going to be so they can make fun of him behind his back. Kinda like in Carrie. Then they'll dump pigs blood on him at prom.
It's like Hollywood just keeps him around to see how BAD his next movie is going to be so they can make fun of him behind his back. Kinda like in Carrie. Then they'll dump pigs blood on him at prom.
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8:56AM on 05/08/2007

Well duh...

If mankind is facing extinction... then you can pretty much go to the bank that "all bets are off."
If mankind is facing extinction... then you can pretty much go to the bank that "all bets are off."
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8:53AM on 05/08/2007
What can I say, the RE films are a guilty pleasure. I like the games, even if the films are not great he has managed to somewhat stick to VG storylines.
What can I say, the RE films are a guilty pleasure. I like the games, even if the films are not great he has managed to somewhat stick to VG storylines.
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7:51AM on 05/08/2007

Why is Uwe Boll even directing?

I need to ask everyone a question, I hate Uwe Boll, He is the worst director ever if you ask me, Then why the hell am i hearing that he is going to direct the far cry video game movie. What the hell is that all about? There are good directors out there who can't even get a job, And this shmuck is making movies like he is speilberg for christ sakes. Thats the problem with hollywood. On the other hand, I think they should end Resident Evil for a while, Then come back and make Resident Evil 4
I need to ask everyone a question, I hate Uwe Boll, He is the worst director ever if you ask me, Then why the hell am i hearing that he is going to direct the far cry video game movie. What the hell is that all about? There are good directors out there who can't even get a job, And this shmuck is making movies like he is speilberg for christ sakes. Thats the problem with hollywood. On the other hand, I think they should end Resident Evil for a while, Then come back and make Resident Evil 4 based on the gamecube game with Leon in it. And get a good director.
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6:18AM on 05/08/2007

tomb raider

Looks kinda like a poster for tomb raider if you ask me!!
Looks kinda like a poster for tomb raider if you ask me!!
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