I've always looked at Paul W.S. Anderson as a bit of an idiot-savant, a child using filmmaking tools that he didn't quite understand, every once in a while striking on something good accidentally. This was especially true of the last "Resident Evil" film, "Afterlife", the first he'd directed since the original.
Anyone excited for the upcoming movie, "ParaNorman", (coming out August 17th in the US) should be lining up at the stores this week on July 5th for which the book the movie is based. The book is only a Grade 3 reading level - but hey, don't act like you aren't going to see the movie. I'm also a huge advocate of reading the literature before the seeing the film, and who doesn't enjoy comparing the two, only to gripe or rejoice in the similarities and differences?