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.
I'll keep this short and simple:
NOTHING IN THIS SERIES MAKES ANY SENSE!!!!!
BUT I CAN'T STOP STARING AT MILLA JOVOVICH!!
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…
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…
You could make 65000 Manborg films with this turd's budget. That 65000th Manborg would have more ideas than this putrid Big Mac of a film. They better be working on world peace with the profits. Nothing else would be worth the sheer agony of putting this in your field of vision,
After going in with incredibly low expectations, I didn't wind up hating it. BUT.........it is by no means a good movie. I'll give the movie some credit, it looks nice, and there's SOME entertaining spots here and there. But aside from that, it's the same old, same old, stuff you expect from this franchise. The writing sucks, the actors, who have talent, have to deal with this shitty script, the slo-mo is incredibly irritating, a lot of the effects are embarrasing, and ALMOST NOTHING MAKES SENSE!! There are SO many stupid things that happen, whether it be dumb decisions, odd plotlines, etc. But the thing that really bugged me was that the entire set-up for the movie should've just been…
Wow, it's rare I see a film and spend the whole thing wondering what's going on. Nope, it's not Inception or Primer, it's nonsense... genuine, unadulterated nonsense.
Clearly shot with 3D in mind - there's lots of things flying at the screen - it's a series of action sequences, connected by pointless, awkward dialogue and attempts at acting.
If you want to feel your mind becoming numbed into a soporific state, watch it... otherwise, don't!
I'll keep this short and simple:
One of the most boring things you can do in the universe is to watch someone else play a videogame. Watching paint dry is preferable.
That’s what this movie is; 90 minutes of watching someone play a particularly uninspired and unoriginal videogame.
Conclusion: Avoid! Buy some paint instead.
Dear Mr. Paul W. S. Anderson,
Dude we get it. You somehow tricked a woman who looks good even when she's only wearing an 8x10 piece of paper into marrying you. She's into S&M and will look like a twelve year old until she's sixty. 'Slow clap'
We're all super happy for you, but this has to stop man. You can't keep making the same shitty movies year after year. You're wasting my time, you're wasting your time and you've ruined your wife's career. The next time you get urge, do us both a favor and keep your elaborate video game roleplay in the bedroom where it belongs.
The guy that stole your sex tapes on July 7th, 2009.
Ps. You don't want this shit getting 'leaked' ;)
"What's with the S&M get up?"
It is hard to figure out how this series is still going, with it's nonsensical plot, and what should be it's strongest point action scenes that are quite boring really.
This time the story follows straight off from Afterlife, The T-virus is still ravaging the world. Alice has been captured and taken to a secret facility, and with the help of some new, old and surprising allies, she must escape from the facility. Looking at the plot the film is quite simple in this addition to the series. But what makes the whole thing quite odd is the motivation for the Umbrella corporation still. As it says in the film they are still experimenting…
This is so fucking dumb and if you don't agree, you can fuck off.
You know when you watch someone play a shooter game on the playstation or the XBox? When after a few minutes it starts to become tiresome and you start to feel disconnected from what's happening and start to zone out. Well this movie feels exactly the same. Like I was watching someone play the Resident Evil game, even the thin plot was like the story of a computer game.
Totally dull, insipid and the CGI was awful
The worst part of the series so far. But i like the return of a few old characters.
I wasn't sure what I letting myself in for when I decided to watch the whole Resident Evil series 6 days ago. Earlier in the year I tried to do a similar thing with the SAW series but had to give up after just the first two. Imagine my surprise when the first three Resident Evil films ended up being very flawed by fun films. Then I watched the fourth, the less said about that the better. As Retribution got even more stick I was pretty worried going in.
Whilst Retribution isn't good it was better than I thought it would be. It was certainly better than the crappy fourth film. Plot wise the series was never very strong but…