Picking up sometime after the events of "Extinction", we see Alice (Milla Jovovich reprising her role) taking out the Tokyo headquarters of the Umbrella corporation, only to run afoul of the Director, Albert Wesker (Shawn Roberts), who turns out to be some sort of super-human, having had his cells mutated by the T-virus.
Managing to escape, she flies to Alaska to look for her friends, who were searching for a place named Arcadia, which was sending out broadcasts claiming to be a safe haven. But after arriving at the location, all she finds is a bunch of abandoned aircraft and her friend Claire Redfield (Ali Larter), who is suffering from some sort of amnesia, after having some strange device attached to her chest.
With no sign of any town, or any trace of where the aircrafts occupants went, she heads back south towards Los Angeles. The overall picture of the world is bleak, with the dead and mutated having completely taken over, with no signs of survivors anywhere. So when they see a group of people holed up inside an old prison, surrounded by zombies, signalling for help, they decide to land and see what they can do.
Crashing on the roof, they find the prison isn't the safe haven they thought. The dead completely surround the building, supplies are running low and there's no apparent way out. To make matters worse, there's a new breed of mutant tunnelling away in the foundations beneath. So unless, they can find a way out, things look pretty grim. Things seem to be looking up, when it seems that Arcadia may be closer than they thought, but even if they do escape, what is waiting for them there?
If you've read my reviews of the other films in this series, you'll know that I have found them to be a bit of a hit and miss affair. This film is definitely one of the better entries though and whilst the plot is a bit basic and, like the other films, is a bit sparse on blood, it still boasts some good action scenes and overall is fairly entertaining.
Originally released to cinemas in 3D, though you don't really miss anything by watching the standard 2D version, this is a marked improvement over "Extinction" and should appeal to fans of the other films in the series. However, as I have said in my other reviews, serious zombie film fans may not be so keen.