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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.
Holy fuck. Not really sure what I was expecting with Resident Evil: Retribution, but if you would've told me before I began this series run-through that Paul W.S. Anderson created a stunning inverse of the Resident Evil franchise, and as a result, a recognition of the artificiality well past the point of mere escapism, I would've laughed in your face. But then again, if watching these films over the past few days has taught me anything, it's that Anderson builds worlds, set-pieces, and images like no one else today. Like a series of freely expanding paintings, his Resident Evil films (1,4, and 5) are the finished result of pure expression; a shot-by-shot playbook of what cinema can be, and…
"Where you were was just a detailed recreation, nothing more. It goes on for a few city blocks, that's all..."
The hyper-conceptualist post-modern masterpiece of the 21st & probably Anderson's best movie thus far - after Afterlife's almost wholly formalist work here finally PWSA culminates and progresses an entire body of ideas and politics simmering since Shopping. Like his best work it most closely resembles his favorite director, Fritz Lang, but this is like Lang chopped up, spewed out and reconstituted into something wholly new and immediate for the 21st century. Here is a world where the world itself does not exist - the only thing that can be trusted to be actually physical is a series of grids and corridors…
"It's like a camera. Point and shoot."
NOTHING IN THIS SERIES MAKES ANY SENSE!!!!!
BUT I CAN'T STOP STARING AT MILLA JOVOVICH!!
Hoop-Tober, year three, film #6:
It's just like a camera.
Point, and shoot."
Holy fucking hell.
I understand now, guys.
I finally understand.
I'll keep this short and simple:
The fifth in a franchise where there is barely any care about story or even acting. Some of the action is good, but most of it is just repetitive shooting at one another. I somehow still get a smile in my face at how silly the series has become.
This is beautiful. I don't know how the hell Anderson is going to follow up this one, but needless to say, I look forward to seeing The Final Chapter when it comes out.
Hopefully, I'll do a full review someday, but it's 2:23 in the morning, and I'm too busy.
Il caro buon vecchio (e discutibile) Resident Evil. È ormai un'accozzaglia di roba difficile da spiegare, tra il trash e l'esagerazione paragonabile alle produzioni dell'Asylum. Diciamo che uno ormai lo guarda giusto per completezza, ma fortunatamente c'è la Jovovich che continua a regalare grosse soddisfazioni, nonché a fare raggiungere la mediocrità a un film e saga che altrimenti sarebbe stata dimenticata in men che non si dica.
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Some warm reviews caught my attention on this one, so here I'm back to the nasty world of Umbrella Corporation. Retribution has some nice visual ideas, like the transitions from the grid to the actual CGI images and an overall videogame-level feeling through different 'test areas' covering reproductions of New York or Moscow, which help the movie to become quite 'meta'. And we have Michelle Rodriguez back! But pretty much is business as usual, that is, Milla Jovovich in a tight outfit beating the shit out of any zombies, mutants and any kind of bad people in her way, Sienna Guillory -in a tight outfit- playing a badass, Lee Bingbing -in a tight dress- shooting here and…
Spooktober 2016 Movie #18
I've offically given up all hope of ever understanding why anything is happening in these movies but who gives a shit THE ZOMBIES HAVE GUNS NOW
This is probably the format all these sequels should have been. Smaller scale and way too video game like. Still incredibly ugly and badly written.
Sempre una gioia. Non perfetto e forse persino un po' più moscio di Afterlife, ma a questa saga non gli si può dire proprio niente.
Grazie Paul, GRAZIE MILLA, bravi tutti.
I bet you guys are pretty tired of me writing the same review over and over for the Resident Evil films from the third one on, so let's skip that part. (tl;dr: "This is a great mindless action movie with some fun actors who I like a lot!"). Instead, let's just go with some observations in no particular order.
•I kind of love that Michelle Rodriguez became so popular that two completely separate, successful franchises (Resident Evil and…
I would love to say something deep and insightful about how Resident Evil: Retribution is some be all end all deconstruction of the action genre and whatnot, but the fact of the matter is that I just haven't been able to see any of that in any of these films. For me, the Resident Evil films (barring Apocalypse) are surprisingly well made action films that offer little depth to me beyond their adrenaline-pumping pacing. I'm sure that there's some kind of deeper meaning to most, if not all of the films in this franchise, but to me they've just been ridiculously fun to go through without having to pick up on some kind of deeper meaning or commentary behind everything.…
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