Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Resident Evil: Afterlife is the fourth film in the sci-fi/horror series based on a video game and the first to be presented in 3-D -- which makes the near-constant fantasy violence (fighting, decaptiations, gross monsters, lots of weapons, zombie attacks) even more intense. The strong female hero, Alice, battles both a horde of the mutant zombie creatures and the evil corporation responsible for the outbreak that caused them. Language is infrequent, but "f--k" is used several times. This series continues to grow in popularity, and it's likely that teens will be champing at the bit to see it.
Women wear skimpy and/or tight clothing.
Strong fantas/action violence, including lots of guns, blades, throwing stars, slicing and dicing, biting, explosions, and martial arts fighting. Some scary moments as zombies jump out and attack; their faces open up into creepy teeth and tendrils. Characters shoot other characters in the head, and viewers see decapitations. One giant zombie attacks people with a huge homemade hammer/scythe. Alice has a gun that shoots coins and does a lot of damage. Alice is stabbed with a hypodermic needle. In one scene, a plane swoops too low over a field of zombies and leaves a huge red smear.
Several uses of "f--k," but language isn't too frequent overall. Other words include "s--t," "hell," "bitch," "goddamn," and "ass."
Most of Alice's concerns in this installment are with being human. She loses her "superpowers" and is grateful for the chance to be normal again. But her humanness means nothing without companionship, so she does anything she can to find more survivors. The humans in this movie try to work together to solve problems, even if some of them aren't trustworthy.
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