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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:
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 and visually unceremonious and daring enough to full piles 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 auteur-driven.
The film towers over each of its counterparts in the series - which in…
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…
Those poor B-movie directors of the studio era. All they had to draw from were their experiences in world war and economic depression, when what they needed to create great art was a lifetime of playing video games.
My review -- this film is now on DVD and I have so much to say about this film project that I will just begin with the necessaries. The storyline in a nutshell we meet Alice as she needs to escape from this underground facility before the time runs out and that is it in a nutshell really. Now where do I begin, I know this is very rare for me to say this but I will begin with a [rhetorical question] Could this film franchise get any more lazier? Obviously yes it can and I hasten to add spectacularly well [in my unbiased opinion,] simply because even in the opening credits we watch this battle sequence in reverse to…
Anderson is in a hurry to wrap things up. He doesn't care if the opening credits are being played backwards. He doesn't care if the artificial intelligence, The Red Queen (Alice? Please) has gone back to being the evil, annoying twelve year old; unleashing not one, but two bosses to take Alice down.
Then there's Ada, dressed in red latex. Is she from the original 2002 film? I forget. Has she ever taken acting classes? Everyone is back in 'Retribution', everyone except Ali Larter. Awww c'mon.
Lara Croft, the chic from Racoon City Police Dept, is now an ambitious employee of Umbrella Corp., along with other characters that helped Alice in the preservation of the T-Virus at a 'cellular level'.…
Resident Evil Retribution is better then Afterlife but not by much. I'm so glad they are only making one more film after this set for release in 2016 as this franchise just needs to die. The more the films go on the least things you remember about them, In this one we have training simulations of different cities and how the outbreak is fought and controlled. The Red Queen is back I have no idea how as she was fried in Resident Evil and should be offline. So i guess that's another plot hole for this series. I swear this franchise is made of them. (sigh 2016 can't come soon enough)
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
em um primeiro momento ele começa de onde termina o capítulo 4 e depois muda para um outro lado da história e acaba ficando confuso. os efeitos estão ótimos, com novas criaturas e novos zumbis.
really really bad
The fifth entry to the now interminable series is just like watching someone playing a video game. Opening scene leads to survival horror sequence, which segues into shooting gallery, followed by a poorly acted and written cut scene introducing new arena and signposting the next mission, boss fight - rinse, repeat. Whereas video games (including Resi ones) get away with it by being interactive, there is nothing saving this film from quickly becoming tedious. The same way a film adaptation of a book does not consist of putting the paragraphs of the book up on screen, director Anderson needs to be reminded the same applies for video game adaptations. The formats are different. Moreover, Anderson's action choreography is not even particularly good, further let down by an abundance of very synthetic SFX. On the plus side, nice cosplay. These leading ladies sure know how to wear their unitards and dresses.
I had not seen this movie till today. I decided to watch it cause it was the only one i haven't see yet.
Much like the Resident Evil games the movies got worse as they went on.
This was dumb. I was yelling more then normal at the screen. Wishing they would all just die. Cause hey humanity is at its end.. lets keep fricken killing each other. Seems the.. not even zombies anymore, but the plagued should not even bother doing anything since we murdering each other good enough.
Also this movie was just a rehash of the previous movies accept change maybe the people and places. Even direct lines taken. I mean this isn't even trying now.
Also when does Wesker help out.. anyone.
Blah to this. Only thing that was enjoyable was some of the senseless stupid fighting scenes.
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