This sixth and presumably last installment in a series of
video game-based films that began in 2002 follows the lead of its predecessors
by keeping its connection to the console on open display. So it's ideal for
those who like their zombies and shootouts served up with a minimum of story
line or dialogue. For anyone beyond the fan base, though, frustration -- and a
possible headache -- awaits as Milla Jovovich squeezes into her famous black
tights to battle a variety of villains (including Iain Glen). Occasionally
aided by a sidekick (Ali Larter), she has 48 hours to find the airborne
antidote to the pandemic malady that has turned the planet into a dystopian
moonscape. Writer-director Paul W. S. Anderson provides not so much a plot as a
goal, as if this were a game level. Yet the heroine is a moral force of a sort,
one who stays grimly focused on the collection of evil forces she's up against.
Watch out for: Gun, knife
and martial-arts violence with some gore, fleeting foul language.
Rated: A-III, adults; MPAA: