1. It’s easy to find a working Humvee lying around in the post-apocalyptic wasteland. The keys will even be in the ignition.
2. Ditto dot matrix printers, which will be fully equipped with paper and working electricity.
3. Previous franchise entry cliffhangers can be gesturally honoured but logistically and emotionally ignored.
4. Alice is a fickle friend, and cares nothing for K-Mart, Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, and Ada Wong. But then, neither do you.
5. Tanks are way bigger on the inside.
6. Milla Jovovich never met a vehicle she couldn’t wreck.
7. Pharmaceutical company Umbrella manufacture and ostentatiously brand their own cufflinks, motorcycles (with BMW), and chainsaws.
8. Arbitrary deadlines do not make for compelling deadlines.
9. Ali Larter is the only one of the gang returning the producer’s phone calls.
10. Shawn Roberts isn’t worth the gym membership card his face is printed on.
11. You can never have too much Iain Glen.
12. But you can have too many clones.
13. That laser corridor deserves its own variety show.
14. Editor Doobie White (yes) apparently gets paid by the cut.
15. There are zombie hordes everywhere! Except when there aren’t.
16. Zombies are flammable! Except when they aren’t.
17. A devastated Washington DC, a businessman plotting an “orchestrated apocalypse”, relentless nepotism… this film may be prescient political satire.
18. Writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson has been watching Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes movies.
19. And RoboCop. And the latest Bourne fiasco. And, er, Daylight, I think?
20. Switching from native 3D to a cheap conversion is never a good idea.
21. If you like endless one-on-one combat filmed with swooping cameras and cut to ribbons so you cannot for the life of track what is going on, then boy is this the movie for you.
22. Alice doesn’t live here anymore. And neither do I.