Sony Pictures screened a scene from Resident Evil: Afterlife in London on Monday and both Obsessed With Film and Den of Geek have posted a description of the 3D footage. Writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson introduced the footage, which was described by the former as follows:
The scene, entitled, the Axe-Man takes place in a shower room and sees Milla Jovovich reprising her role as the super-human Alice, joined by agent Clare Redfield (Ali Larter) as they and two big, beefy soldiers attempt to escort a weedy, Chinese scientist out of some kind of ravaged city through a sewer. Suddenly a giant, genetically modified, bloodied mask-wearing monster of a man invades, wielding an axe the size of a bloody scooter!
After bludgeoning the head clean off one of the beefcakes, Alice attempts to usher the scientist out while Clare keeps the Axeman busy. The showerheads are smashed off and water cascades everywhere like rain falling from the sky, which creates incredible depth of field. The battle continues with each swing of the axe coming towards Clare and us. The conclusion of the scene is amazing, the axe comes flying towards the screen, and for the first time in a 3D film, or perhaps any film, I flinched! And so did the rest of the theatre.
Den of Geek described the scene this way:
About to descend into a storm drain in a zombie-infested Los Angeles, Alice (Milla Jovovich) and Claire Redfield (Heroes’ Ali Larter) suddenly come face to face with the dreaded Executioner Majini, who looks identical to his videogame counterpart in Resident Evil 5, with his vast axe, sackcloth mask and body studded with nails.
A pitched battle ensues, as Alice and Claire avoiding swings of their enemy’s colossal axe in Matrix-style slow motion. Bullets fly, blood flows, and the scene culminates in what is literally a money shot. For reasons that we’re sure will become clear in the full film, the Executioner’s body is revealed to be full of coins…
You can read their full articles by clicking on the links above! Resident Evil: Afterlife hits theaters on September 10.