This is a few days old, but I'm a little surprised it hasn't made more impact. The "Resident Evil" movies were the poster-children for bad-adaptations of video games (at least until we had "The Legend of Chun-Li" to kick around) but I've come to appreciate them as a B-movie institution unto themselves - not so much "films of the games" as they are working-holiday projects wherein director Paul W.S. Anderson photographs his unspeakably-beautiful wife in a series of increasingly-abstract scifi/martial-arts ballets with characters and monsters from the Resident Evil games as scenery.
The first film was terrible and boring - a rote "Aliens' but with zombies" riff; but the second one was terrible in a funny way and the third and fourth were actually pretty solid. If that trend continues, this series could actually turn full-good if it makes it to the teens. As is, there's some interesting-looking stuff in here...
It feels slightly-unnecessary for them to spoil what looks like it could've been a great "cold open" in the trailer, but the idea of Umbrella setting it's enemies up in a virtual(?) alternate lives instead of just killing them fits in wonderfully with their "needlessly-elaborate-plans-with-no-clear-goal" operations from the rest of the franchise (what are they trying to accomplish in the games, again?) It's a little odd that Chris and Claire Redfield aren't back in this one considering the wink-wink fanfare their first (movie-universe) meetup with Wesker was given in the last one.
Supposedly the various previously-killed characters who're back for this one are back with a twist: they're clones, and there's two of each - one good, one evil. You can't say they aren't trying in this series.