In writer director Paul W.S. Anderson’s latest installment of the Resident Evil franchise, Milla Jovovich is a badass mercenary who’s been kidnapped by an evil pharmaceutical company and imprisoned in an underwater facility brimming with hoards of zombies. Ludicrous premise aside, Anderson proves to be one of the few studio directors actively concerned with the mechanisms of 3-D imagery, paying close to attention to matters of depth and space—his signature “game board shot,” in which he films directly above the characters’ heads, is employed to great success at least twice. But there’s decidedly less here than meets the eye. For all its sleek stylization, Anderson’s feverish editing minimizes the value of any single image, reducing it to a fleeting component of a virtual reality. With Sienna Guillory and Michelle Rodriguez.