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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, 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…
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…
A reboot of sorts works wonders for the ailing franchise. Definitely the most fun of the films, Mila in full on kick-ass mode, and joined by some great set pieces and action beats.
Definitely the best since the first film, and has actually made me excited for the final film this year.
Still not better than Extinction.
Easily the worst Resident Evil movie I've seen so far.
Overall the movie is a waste of time, but it’s mercifully short with only about an hour of actual movie (intro/credits take up almost 30 minutes). Thankfully I didn’t waste money to see this in 3D. I dearly hope that the next movie is going to be better, but I have serious doubts after seeing Retribution.
Even the actors behave as though they didn't want to be there. Just watch the first movie if you feel the need to see Retribution, since the plot is nearly the same.
A major WTF, I can't even write about it, I will just say that this is a Uwe Boll film with big budget
There will be gardens, love and bread (etc...)
Suggested drinking game: Take a drink every time the Umbrella Corporation logo appears onscreen.
(Warning: This is 100% guaranteed to kill you.)
Starts off strong, kind of bored me in the middle, but won me back by the end. I'll keep watching if Milla Jovovich keeps making them.
I was bored. The plot of this installment is close to being completely incomprehensible.
"Congratulations, you're officially a badass."
All good things come to an end... for now.
What a fun ride it's been. People can say whatever they want, I enjoyed the hell out of this series. Initially drawn to it only by my Milla Jovovich crush, not expecting much, I'm glad to say I've found five new movies to add to my list of pure entertainment guilty pleasures... Or as Dave Grohl would say "I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. If you fucking like something, like it."
As for this installment itself, I'm glad they kept on the massive scale epicness route; the fights are more absurd and spectacular than ever and that intro was awesome. Plus, Milla is always a pleasure…
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