Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
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:
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…
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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Not a great film in itself, but I'm a slave for the franchise.
shooting with an RPG
in a car
the most stupid car i ever seen
De vez en cuando me gusta ver chorongos como este para disfrutar todavía más las películas buenas de verdad.
Five films in and these things just keep getting better and better and better ... and I'm lying. They are actually almost exactly the same (the only difference is a recurring castmate who might return for every other film to help Alice).
Once again Alice (Milla Jovovich - Ultraviolet) finds herself in trouble at the hands of the Umbrella Corporation who has (again) developed lethal killing machines/beings/plagues that want to wreak havoc on the remains of humanity (after the first Resident Evil movie over ten years ago). This film is nearly as braindead as the Umbrella-engineered zombies found in the film's first half.
The film is so bad that during a zombie attack scene, I asked myself why nobody on…
Like a spasmodic (and lazy) greatest hits package of the franchise.
The numerous returning characters only result in a confusing plot which I suspect new recruits to the RE franchise may be baffled by. And it rips off the opening to the Dawn of the Dead remake.
Feels like the Final Chapter. Sadly looks like it won't be.
It should be noted that I haven't seen the Resident Evil movies besides the first one, but it was so long ago that I don't remember it well. I have a feeling that this one will be just as memorable, in much less time. I seriously can't even remember one word of dialogue from it already, and it contained mountains of video game-worthy dialogue. Really terrible acting, action scenes without an ounce of tension, and plot turns that just don't pay off. This is a clunker that tries to be clever but ends up wasting opportunities and carbon copying shots from much better science fiction films.
Alice (I think her name is) is trapped in Umbrella Corp testing grounds in…
I don't even know why I went to go watch this movie.
But if you have your brains turned off you will most likely enjoy this movie.
Or escape from CGI bunker.
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