Resident Evil: Extinction (based on the video game) was not screened for critics, but the Dallas Morning News printed a review by Matt Weitz, a "special contributor," who had. Weitz concludes: "Like the joystick arena it draws power from, this film is a momentary diversion, a distraction of monsters, cloven flesh and bullet-blown spray patterns. No one expects, or even wants, every film to be Philadelphia. But this latest -- and supposedly last (yeah, right) -- installment of the franchise is the dark side of the gamers' dream. It leaves you exactly where you started, an hour and a half older."