You don't watch these movies expecting cohrent plotting of brilliant acting. The funny thing about these movies is you could actually watch them in any order and they still make as much sense as if they would if you watched them in order. In fact if you wanted to be picky you could say they were pretty dire, but that is missing the point of the series.
Based on the gobsmackingly popular console game series the films set out to be nothing but a flashy bit of survival horror that manages to throw in a bit of sci-fi, virus of the week zombie raveged end of days, it's all a bit mental, but is actually great fun.
Resident Evil (2002)
The surprise hit that spawned all the sequels. was hated by critics but loved by the viewer. it's very flashy, very shallow but actually very good and still the best of the series.
Resident Evil Apocalypse (2004)
Starts where the first left off where the virus has become global.
The acting is dire and the plotting even worse, but with so much monster mayhem it's still enjoyable with a pack of beer and pizza kind of way.
Resident Evil Extinction (2007)
The end of days days has come and it all looks a bit Mad Max.
Directed by the guy who made Highlander this movie has some gobsmaking images of a desert covered Las Vagas and as usual plenty of zombie slaughter.
Resident Evil Afterlife. (2010)
Alice has lost her super powers, and this makes the film actaully better as it makes her vulnerable and adds a bit more tension to what was becoming more Matrix than zombie apocalypse.
with the return of Paul W,S. Anderson directing again the film dazzles with the effects and leaves the ending open for a fifth onslaught.
They all may be shallow and make little sense, but they are great fun. and this quadrilogy is brilliant value for money.
See if you like......
Night Of The Living Dead.
Dawn Of the Dead
Day of The Dead.
Land Of The Dead
Dawn Of The Dead (2004 Remake)
The Matrix Trilogy.
The Crazies (2010)