The movie was shot in 3D, unlike many other live-action "3D" releases this year that were filmed in 2D and later converted. However, even so it received lackluster reviews for a muted use of 3D technology, except for a few times that needlessly exploited the 3D effects.
Nevertheless, Resident Evil movies are never sought after for their brilliant acting or amazing story. They're known for having high-energy, action-packed sequences and Afterlife did deliver on that front.
The home movie release will miss the Christmas shopping schedule, but will be perfect for all those teenagers who got Best Buy gift cards to buy what they really want in the last week of December.
Day-and-date Blu-ray 3D releases have been rare, but it is a growing trend as studios begin to accept the new format.