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:
A film in which everything that inhabits it is expendable and ready to collapse in on itself at any given moment. Reality is torn down, turned into lines of code, and meticulously shapen into an artificial manifestation of digital fear and spatial augmentation. Many filmmakers have attempted something resembling this before but none have been as successful as Anderson in the way he incorporates video game staging and incessant nihilism into his cinema beyond just an aesthetic level and instead builds his entire film formally around these conceits. Spaces will fall apart and dissolve only to reveal a complete new set of faux-worlds for his characters to explore in operatic fashion, everyone is a performer and every stage is only…
If at its most simplistic, and by forgetting all of the brilliant traits and experimental flourishes present, Resident Evil: Retribution at least will show those still not sold on the series as anything more than generic thrills just how free of restraint and basic formula they can get - to the point of just plain craziness. So un-linear, disobedient to blatant action tropes, uninterested in genre commonalities, visually unceremonious and daring enough to full mounds of action films for years to come, Retribution in its wake provides what the series was building up to: an actual conceptualized visual videogame, lacking all pre-packaged convention, and fully (and beautifully) auteur-driven.
The film towers over each of its counterparts in the series -…
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…
“It is like a camera, point and shoot”. Sliding through virtual images, creating new worlds, the more unreal the better. Every image charged with callbacks from previous films from Aliens through The Host to every other Resident Evil entry. One just tries to find news to give life to those undead images. Some o the finest corridor scenes this side of Serene Velocity. The aesthetics are different but this keep making me think of Tony Scott late movies and how charged they are with the idea of living through detritus images. This is the least horror film of the series living pretty much though straight action but in some ways the most, every set, every body just another kind of…
It’s just like come on every time with this film series, it never ever improves and yet again this movie is a step down from the last outing. We see again a movie full of action, easy to follow yes but fun, my word no, this is awful and that is not a word I have had to previously use on the franchise before. We see this time Alice (Milla Jovovich) fighting yet again, things pick up from where the last film left off, down to the second actually and from then on we see a mass adventure that goes nowhere and only provides glimpses of some decent action choreography that just doesn't mean anything among all the terrible lines…
not how i remembered it :'(
This was a much needed refresh on the series. The first time I watched this one I was rusty on the storyline so I didn't 100% enjoy it, but watching it again tonight, I really enjoyed it, and it is my third favorite in the franchise behind the first film and Apocalypse. Still though, this film has some shotty CGI but the action sequences are a-plenty and glorious. This is pure fun, and definitely a return to making these films feel like video games (i have never played the games themselves so i dont know exactly what im talking about, BUT, this film did feel more like a video game in general than the other films did).
Resident Evil: Retribution 3D
"Congratulations, you're officially a badass."
Wow, did this franchise experience a steep drop-off in quality. The first film was good, the second and third were decent, the fourth was pretty terrible, and this one was just ridiculous. This film maintains a very video game feel and concept, but as a whole, this makes very little sense and doesn't have a solid foundation. There are, however, some interesting twists regarding characters and definitely gives off a Wes Craven's New Nightmare self-referential vibe. Not really worth the watch though unless you're a completist. If you just want zombies, stick to films 1-3 and skip these last two.
Der wohl schlechteste Film der Reihe. Ich mag die Filme eigentlich. Den ersten und zweiten mag ich sehr, den dritten sollten man vergessen und ich dachte nie, dass ein schlechterer Teil rauskommt, der vierte ist auch ganz okay. Dieser Film ist aber einfach nur nutzlos.
Es wird ja sogar nur gegen geklonte Zombies gekämpf?! Naja irgendwie falsch. Die Kampfszenen waren ganz cool, aber sonst war er einfach langweilig.
Sie sind in dieser Anlage, alles nur Probeversionen, der Großstädten und kämpfen sich dann da raus. Der Film hat einfach gar nichts gebracht, einfach nur unnötig.
I don't think there's much I need to say about this film. More of the same, less slow-motion (thankfully), and a quasi-interesting cliffhanger that (hopefully) leads to a final installment in this series.
I don't mean it to sound like I hated watching this series. There are certainly moments of gleeful gore and fun that I did enjoy. My issue is the execution, and this is so incredibly apparent in this film. The first Resident Evil had absolutely nothing to do with the games other than the title and the fact that it had zombies. As the series progressed, it integrated more and more characters and scenarios from the games, to the point…
It's been a long time since I saw the other Resident Evil flicks. There was a day when my friends and I watched the first 4 films in a row. I never really enjoyed them, except the first one. It's still not a masterpiece of cinema but for some reason I just can tolerate that one a lot easier than any of its sequels.
A friend recently bought this 5th film of the franchise spontaneously and since I was over anyway we just popped it in. I was not looking forward to it, to be honest.
This franchise has very simple standards: Fuck the story, have some special effects, fight choreographies and good looking women.
I can understand this is…
I'd actually completely forgotten I'd already seen this, partly because it's rubbish, partly because it's completely incoherent. Going through these on bluray I can say the last 2 both look and sound fantastic, but that's where the compliments stop. It's utterly baffling that this series continues to make fortunes at the box office, they started as a bit of fun that wasn't great, and turned into a shiny, near bloodless, bullet festival that comes across like someone got all the script pages mixed up and couldn't figure it out again.
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…
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