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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…
Genre becomes, with RETRIBUTION, the subject of the RESIDENT EVIL narrative: in other words, it's Anderson's Naruse movie. As in HOLY MOTORS, cartoon characters gallivant from one extravagant digital set-piece to another freely swapping their affective, generic narrative roles around like currency. In both movies' worlds, what we typically conceive of as our identity is really just a costume change away.
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…
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.
Unfortunately Resident Evil: Retribution is my least liked in the series (so far). It just all gets a little bit silly here and feels like the history is being hastily rewritten so the series can be drawn out. I still like Milla Jovovich, but am disappointed with the inclusion of old cast members for seemingly no reason and the lack of other cast members from more recent entries. Don't get me wrong, this film still provides mindless entertainment, it's just unfortunate that it's not capitalising on the more interesting backstory and characters which have already been somewhat developed.
This was jaw-droppingly bad. Horrible script, been-there-done-that action sequences, very little actual plot... even the actors seem to have given up on the series, delivering lines with about the enthusiasm of someone clipping their nails. It's so highly disappointing because RE had resurrected itself from a terrible 2nd movie into a series actually delivering interesting theatrical experiences. But that has ground to a wretched halt. Paul W.S. Anderson seems to have his whole purpose in the film to cram as much "ratta-tat-tat" of automatic weapons and "kaboom!"ing dynamite and and cars crunching into each other as possible.
He didn't even seem to care enough to hide the fact that the whole plot was simply an excuse to get scene variety…
Pure spectacle of levels Gravity couldn't even achieve. So bizarre and nonsensical that it almost becomes experimental. it's the rare example of a modern movie that completely embraces the time it was made in, the use of monochrome and future gothic design in some interiors and weapons/items of clothing is stunning.
Further proof that videogame movies can be great when you don't forget about the videogame part.
Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson have made something special with the Resident Evil (movie) franchise, but Retribution makes no sense and I'm upset at the cliffhanger ending. The writing and plot are of low quality, even for this type of slasher film, as if a 7-year old with a extra chromosome would've written it. Even if you like the series, I'd suggest to stay away from this movie because it does more right and bad than it does good and right.
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