Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
Resident Evil: Retribution
The Ultimate Battle Begins
The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice, awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by new found allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.
NOTHING IN THIS SERIES MAKES ANY SENSE!!!!!
BUT I CAN'T STOP STARING AT MILLA JOVOVICH!!
I'll keep this short and simple:
Cartoon characters gallivant from one set-piece to another swapping their affective, generic narrative roles around like currency (like in HOLY MOTORS, in this universe identity and "self" are just a costume change away). This is a movie where the effect, the nature, the details of its genre are built directly into the narrative; they work as part of the film. Paul W.S. Anderson's Naruse film.
Part of The December Project: Film #22
I... I can't believe it. Paul W.S. Anderson has managed to do it. I can't tell if he came across it by directing without giving any fucks, or through assured and intentional incompetent direction (in which case it's competent), but he's finally managed to make the first true video game movie.
Resident Evil: Retribution is the first film in the five film franchise that has actually managed to replicate a video game in cinematic format. This is now part of my greatest argument for why video game movies can never work.
The film has a style that directly replicates the aesthetics and design of a video game. You have the opening credits played…
When you make an ambitious film and the past has proven that you do not have the ability to handle it, chaos ensues. This is the third time that Paul Wasted Sperm Anderson sits in the directorial chair and the second time he fails big time in an unforgivable way, but this was the worst.
Aiming at a thousand directions, it suddenly lost its course and forgot that the entire premise is an apocalyptic biological virus spread. So we have:
- An attempt of Paul to copy Zack Snyder's suburban opening zombie disaster, just to remember the old days *sigh...*
- Stupid melodrama. I love kids, even if they are normally annoying in films featuring adult themes, but I just…
Inexplicably popular, nonsensical and shoddily made - much like the film’s central protagonist the Resident Evil franchise refuses to die. They abandoned logic a long time ago but Retribution borders on becoming a Dadaist action movie at times. Previously dead characters are brought back to life (and not as zombies) whilst the film, fully embracing its video game origins, becomes little more than a pointless procession of themed levels that our heroes must try and negotiate.
Miraculously this latest instalment might well be the best in the series since the original movie. Not that this actually means a lot seeing as the others have been a complete and utter waste of celluloid and time but there is a daft exuberance…
I FREAKING LOVE THESE MOVIES!!!
Watched in 2D, but can imagine this is one that is probably slightly better in 3D.
I don't give a shit. I loved it. It really felt like a mindless videogame, I even thought to myself at one point "isn't that thing going to respawn?"
This series of (so far) five movies have provided me with more entertainment than I could have asked for. In my mind, it never gets better or worse, it just kinda "does its thing" if that makes any sense at all. Retribution is, of course, fucking ridiculous, and I can totally see why one would call it a piece of shit and move on. Maybe it's because I watched these films back to back, or maybe it's because it's late at night. No, I'm done defending myself, I'm proud to call…
First off, a word of advice for Paul. Normally people don't watch a sequel if they don't have knowledge of the story from the previous films. So please stop recapping the plot so far to the audience. It makes us feel like you think we are complete idiots. This isn't Blade Runner or North by Northwest.
There's so much of this script that could have easily been either re-written or just torn out all together. I could have done without Alice's fake daughter because she's not real, and adds nothing to the movie other than to give Alice this motherly instinct like Ripley in Aliens.
I could have done without the return of Michelle Rodriguez, who's only there so fans…
I don't remember which one this is.
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
- Sharky's Machine
- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
- Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
- Judge Dredd
- Mars Attacks!
- Bad Boys II
I'm not a fan of the term "Guilty Pleasure" so I decided to make my list called the "Fuck you,…