Resident Evil: Extinction

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German title Resident Evil: Extinction
Original title Resident Evil: Extinction
Country of production Germany , Canada , France
original language English
Publishing year 2007
length 94 minutes
Age rating FSK 18
JMK 16
Director Russell Mulcahy
script Paul WS Anderson
production Paul WS Anderson ,
Samuel Hadida ,
Jeremy Bolt ,
Robert Kulzer ,
Bernd Eichinger
music Charlie Clouser
camera David Johnson
cut Ryan Folsey ,
Niven Howie

←  Predecessor
Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Successor  →
Resident Evil: Afterlife

Resident Evil: Extinction is the third installment in the real-life series Resident Evil , which is based on the video game series of the same name .

The by director Russell Mulcahy directed film is a co-production of Constantin Film Produktion GmbH , Davis-Films , Impact Pictures and Resident Evil Productions distributed by Screen Gems Inc. in the US and Constantin Film in Germany. The film takes place about five years after the events of the previous film Resident Evil: Apocalypse .


Despite countermeasures by the Umbrella Corporation, the T-Virus spread within a few weeks from Raccoon City across America and a short time later worldwide. The virus wiped out virtually everything living on the planet, turning people into wandering undead, and most of the earth into barren wasteland . There are only a few people left in a few hiding spots. They try to get in touch with other survivors by radio and receive help and provisions from them.

Alice found out after being rescued from Raccoon City that Umbrella was using satellites to monitor her. That's why she separated from her companions in order to protect them and has been wandering through devastated America with her motorcycle ever since. Over time, she has developed strong telekinetic abilities that are still growing and sometimes struggle to control.

A woman who looks like Alice wakes up lying in the shower in an environment that is designed exactly like the villa above the Hive near Raccoon City. She first wanders through the premises of the villa until she reaches the laser corridor of the Hive via a hidden entrance. She escapes through a ventilation shaft into a trap-fitted complex, reminiscent of a hospital, where she is killed by a jumping mine . However, it turns out that the premises are some kind of test track and the woman is a clone of Alice, who is used as a living super weapon under the supervision of Dr. Isaacs was created.

Meanwhile, the leaders of the Umbrella Corporation are holding a video conference to discuss the situation and how to proceed. Dr. Isaacs is located in an underground complex in a desert in the American Southwest, the other participants are distributed all over the world. Dr. Isaacs explains to the other participants that he has found a means by which the zombies become controllable people with logic and common sense again. He plans to use it to turn the zombies into some kind of slaves . The Umbrella leadership declared this project together with the Alice project a top priority. A short time later, Dr. Isaacs used a zombie to restore some of his former intelligence. The zombie can actually think logically again, solve simple tasks and behave calmly and normally. However, this state only lasts for a short time before he reverts to his murderous behavior and kills Isaac's assistant.

Meanwhile, another group of survivors is driving buses and trucks in the desert, led by Claire Redfield. This includes Carlos and L. J., Alice's surviving companions from Raccoon City. The group finds an abandoned hotel and hopes to find provisions, weapons and fuel there. This leads to a zombie attack, which can be repulsed, but in the course of which L. J. is injured. The next morning, the group is attacked by ravens that have become infected by eating meat contaminated with the T virus. Some of the refugees are killed in this attack, but the attack can be repulsed with the help of a flamethrower and Alice's telekinetic skills. Alice then joins the group again.

Alice recently found a book on her travels that had radio messages written down six months old. These states that there are still survivors in Alaska and that there are no signs of the T virus. So the group sets off for Alaska. But first she sets course for Las Vegas to stock up on supplies. In the city, which is almost completely covered by the desert sand, another zombie attack takes place, which was staged by Umbrella in order to get Alice under her control. During this attack, Dr. Isaacs and some scientists connect to a satellite in order to track Alice and use a control signal to trigger conditioning in her, which is supposed to put her temporarily into a comatose state. But Alice can evade the satellite's control using her telekinetic abilities. Alice lets Dr. Isaacs, bitten by a zombie, flee in a helicopter.

Alice uses the notebook she left behind to find out where the helicopter went. This enables her to locate the Umbrella complex, whereupon the group sets out on its way. Through an explosive diversion in which Carlos, who was infected with the T-Virus by a zombie bite in the attack in Las Vegas, sacrifices himself, the rest of the group can break into the fence of the zombie-surrounded complex. While Claire Redfield's group is heading for Alaska in the helicopter that has been seized, Alice penetrates the underground laboratories.

Meanwhile, Dr. Isaacs himself injected the antidote in large quantities, which, however, together with the T-Virus, mutated him into a monster with self-healing powers. In the Umbrella Corporation complex, Alice discovers the production facility of her own clones and meets the White Queen , the avatar of the living basic computer, who reveals to her that Alice's newly constructed genetic structure offers the possibility of producing an antidote against the T virus. Finally there is a showdown between Alice and the mutated Dr. Isaacs. The mutant is physically superior to her and brings Alice into distress. She escapes into the Hive laser corridor, where the lasers activated to cut through intruders are activated. Dr. Isaacs is dismembered by this very laser net - Alice's clone switches it off before it reaches Alice.

While the board members of Umbrella, safely locked in their bunkers , discuss the situation, Alice contacts the board of directors in Tokyo and announces that she and a few friends will pay them a visit. Then she steps with her clone in front of a window, behind which tons of other clones can be seen.


The film was shot in film studios in the Mexican capital, Mexico City , while the outdoor scenes were shot in the localities of Mexicali and San Felipe . Originally, locations in the outback of Australia were planned for the shooting . Filming began on May 17, 2006 and ended on August 22, 2006. Post-production ended in 2007. The budget of the film is approximately 45 million US dollars estimated.

The film premiered in Russia on September 20, 2007 . A day later, it opened in US and Mexican cinemas. In Germany it started on September 27, 2007. On January 1, 2008, it was released on DVD in the USA , with bonus material including a trailer for the animated film Resident Evil: Degeneration . In contrast to the first two parts of the film series, Resident Evil: Extinction was no longer released as a VHS video cassette . Instead, new media have been used, making the film the first Blu-Ray release to support picture in picture .

Over $ 23.6 million was grossed in the US on the opening weekend. The second part, Resident Evil: Apocalypse , was able to show a marginally higher grossing result at around 23.7 million US dollars on the opening weekend, although it was shown in 450 more cinemas than was the case in the third part. Thanks to the good grossing results, Resident Evil: Extinction landed at first place on the US box office . Overall, US revenues came to just under $ 50 million. Globally more than $ 147.7 million in revenue. Over 300,000 visitors were counted at the German box office.

Paul WS Anderson , director of the first part, wrote the screenplay for the film again, Bernd Eichinger is involved as executive producer and Milla Jovovich plays the leading role of Alice for the third time in a row . Furthermore, two more characters in the video game series will be introduced, Claire Redfield from the game Resident Evil 2 , played by Ali Larter and Albert Wesker from the first Resident Evil game, played by Jason O'Mara . Sienna Guillory had to refuse to participate in Resident Evil: Extinction due to scheduling conflicts with the filming of Eragon - The Legacy of the Dragon Riders , so that her role as Jill Valentine had to be removed from the script . With the completion of the third feature film, Resident Evil became the first video game to be based on a feature film trilogy. While the second film is strongly based on the plot of the computer game series, in particular Resident Evil 3: Nemesis , the third film, as in the first, tells a completely new story arc that is independent of the games. The special effects were by Gentle Giant Studios Inc. , Tatopoulos Studios and Mr. X Inc. produces. Las Vegas , deserted and blown by the sand , was depicted using a miniature model. Only two ravens were used for the scenes showing the attack of the ravens, all other ravens were inserted using a trick technique. The clothes Milla Jovovich wears were designed by her own clothing line Jovovich-Hawk .

The film repeatedly quotes ideas from other films, including from Alfred Hitchcock's horror classic The Birds , Mad Max , I Am Legend and The Omega Man . The final sequence also features motifs from the films Alien - The Rebirth , Zombie 2 and again I Am Legend , in which doctors and scientists also attempt to tame and heal the undead or the infected. In addition, the bus driver's name is Otto and has a certain visual similarity to the character of the same name from the TV series The Simpsons .

Due to the bad reviews of the first two films, the third part was not shown to any film critics before the official release in theaters.


The music for the film was composed by Charlie Clouser , who has drawn attention to himself since 2004 with his film music for all parts of the " Saw " film series. Richard Kruspe , the guitarist of the band Rammstein , plays the theme music for the film. The title of the song is "My World" and is a decoupling from the album "Emigrate" by Emigrate . The soundtrack was released on November 27, 2009 by Bodog Music Europe and contains 22 music tracks.

No. Interpreter title
1. Charlie Clouser Main Title
2. Shadows case Stupid Crazy
3. Flyleaf vs. The Legion of Doom I'm So Sick (T-Virus Remix)
4th Emigrate My World
5. Bayside Duality (Project Alice String Remix)
6th Charlie Clouser Losing
7th Aiden vs. The Legion of Doom One Love (Extinction Remix)
8th. Fightstar Deathcar
9. Throwdown I, suicide
10. Collide White Rabbit (SPC ECO Mix)
11. Chimaira Paralyzed
12. Charlie Clouser Laser tunnel
13. The Bled Asleep On The Frontlines (Appliantz Remix)
14th City Sleeps Catch me
15th Searchlight Contagious
16. Emanuel Scenotaph (DJA Infected Remix)
17th It dies today Sixth of June
18th Poison the Well Wrecking Itself Taking You With Me
19th Charlie Clouser Convoy
20th Overkill Devils In The Mist (Special Bonus Track)
21st Neurosonic So Many People (Special Bonus Track)
22nd Nightwish Amaranth (Special Bonus Track)

The track I Know It's You , produced by The Crystal Method and used for the first cinema trailer and voiced by Milla Jovovich , was released three years earlier, but is not included on the soundtrack.


The editorial team of Cinema says: “ Russell Mulcahy , who made cinema history 20 years ago as the director of the first“ Highlander ”film, gave the only moderately terrifying monster chase a crunchy, dusty desert look and staged the knife-wielding Milla, who designed her sharp outfits herself , erotic like never before. Otherwise there's a bit of suspense and zombie splatter, wooden dialogues and a pinch of sex. "The conclusion is:" Milla, monsters and mutants in the hot desert sand: senseless, but cool, high-gloss B-movie. "

According to the verdict of the Lexicon of International Films , “Resident Evil: Extinction” is a “routinely staged end-time horror”. “The fast-paced film runs through entertaining episodes that openly quote from film history. The wild and sometimes rude mix of styles and genres can never hide its lack of content.

Novel to film

Film series

The two predecessors of the film are Resident Evil (2002, director: Paul WS Anderson ) and Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004, director: Alexander Witt ), the sequel is the film Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010, director: again Paul WS Anderson) . The fifth part, Resident Evil: Retribution , was released in September 2012. The sixth and final part, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter , hit theaters in January 2017.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Release certificate for Resident Evil: Extinction . Voluntary self-regulation of the film industry , October 2007 (PDF; test number: 111 326 K).
  2. Age rating for Resident Evil: Extinction . Youth Media Commission .
  3. Participating companies according to the Internet Movie Database
  4. Locations according to the Internet Movie Database
  5. a b c d e f g h i j k background information according to the Internet Movie Database
  6. a b c d e f Budget and box office results according to the Internet Movie Database
  7. a b c d Start dates according to the Internet Movie Database
  8. ^ Resident Evil: Extinction Review
  9. a b c magazine film-dienst and Catholic Film Commission for Germany (eds.), Horst Peter Koll and Hans Messias (ed.): Lexicon of international films - film year 2007 . Schüren Verlag, Marburg 2008. ISBN 978-3-89472-624-9
  10. a b film review , cinema