Yes, there are general spoilers further down. If you haven't seen all three movies I'd adivse you to bail NOW.
Finally got around to seeing these sequentially. I saw the first one when it came out, but after seeing it again I liked it much better the second time around.
I loved the games, still do play occasionally, and along those lines I have to say I liked the second movie best of all. Even though it is always hard to beat the original, I found this one to be my favorite. It's the chaos that draws me. I prefer to see masses of humanity running for their lives, or battling it out for the turf with the zombies than see the "Day of the Dead" world where humans are the minority. Plus, we finally see the bad-ass Tyrant mutilate everything in his path. Everything ties nicely with the first movie.
Even though the premise of RE3 is just as scary and awful as any of the other movies' premises, I find it a downer in general. I must say I LOVED the ending of the third movie though, it makes you cheer for the home team while they strike back at all clueless patricians running the show.
Got a favorite RE? Go ahead, post away.