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:
Cartoon characters gallivant from one set-piece to another swapping their affective, generic narrative roles around like currency (like in Holy Motors, in this universe identity and "self" are just a costume change away). This is a movie where the effect, the nature, the details of its genre are built directly into the narrative; they work as part of the film. Anderson's Naruse film.
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…
So if you made it so far and you are still looking for any substance in this franchise you are probably an idiot. If you are looking for beautiful, ass kicking , zombie bitting, biohazard monster hunting nothingness , boy is this movie for you. I suppose only a few directors are as capable in making an impressive and adrenaline packed movie that has absolutely nothing else to be proud of. The acting is horrible, the dialogues are idiotic, the OST is disgusting and the scenario would pretty much not be able to stand to even the slightest test of reason.
On the other hand, WHO THE FUCK CARES?
Con el buen material que podían proporcionar los juegos, Paul WS Anderson decidió pasar de todo y convertir Resident Evil en un vehículo para el lucimiento como heroina de acción de su señora. Si mi señora fuera Milla Jovovich yo haría lo mismo, la verdad.
En esta quinta entrega tenemos un guión que no hace demasiado daño al intelecto, ostias finas, la vuelta de Michelle Rodriguez (debilidad personal de este escribiente) y por fin debutan en la saga mis dos personajes favoritos de los juegos: Ada Wong y Leon Kennedy.
No es ninguna maravilla pero se ve sin problemas
Pd: ojalá hicieran una serie sobre Resident Evil, el material es muy jugoso
I am not a gamer and I hate senseless, pointless Hollywood cash-grabs, but there comes a time when you have to take something for what it is and stop comparing it to that Bergman film you jizz over.
RE:R is genre filmmaking at it's near best. What genre do you wonder? Hmmm: FemaleAction-FantasyFX-3Dsploitation-VideoGameTiein-ZombieHorrorComedy-Kickass-a-thon. Every Sfx looks amazing and thunders my THX system. The 3D pops off my 150" Nvidia 3D projection system in above said genre beauty. Milla kicks ass AND has a heart, AND is quite possibly just a clone. EVERYONE COULD BE A CLONE?!?!? Michelle Rodriguez is good AND bad to make up for no Ali Larter.
It never tries to make you care about stupid characters you…
κενό περιεχομένου φιλμ φτιαγμένο σαν κενό περιεχομένου βιντεοπαιχνίδι και παιγμένο σαν αχρονική άσκηση στυλ: είναι καλύτερο από ό,τι ακούγεται.
σαν mash-up, remix και high-concept all-stars edition ταυτόχρονα, με πίστες παλιές και καινούριες και δυνατότητα να παίξεις με χαρακτήρες νέους και κλασικούς. η εναρκτήρια σκηνή παίζεται και προς τις δύο κατευθύνσεις (η εξέλιξη δεν έχει σημασία, μόνο η στιγμή, κάτι που ως θεατές του αχρείαστα μπλεγμένου franchise έχουμε καταλάβει, αλλά τώρα ο Γ.Σ. έκανε μια ολόκληρη ταινία απλά για να το αναγνωρίσει), η αδιανόητα όμορφη εναρκτήρια σεκάνς του προηγούμενου φιλμ επανέρχεται αλλά αυτή τη φορά η άλις είναι playable χαρακτήρας (έτσι κι αλλιώς τίποτα σε αυτό το franchise δεν είναι αληθινό, είναι όλο κατασκευή) και η 'αφήγηση', το 'exposition', οι 'χαρακτήρες',…
i kind of have to choose to tune into this wavelength whereas some folks are either adamantly against it or instinctively with it. to me it's so packed with incident that it feels like its immersed in a complicated continuity but really isn't. instead it's still sort of stupidly anti-narrative, contrived successfully to hop from fight scene to fight scene without a lot of filler. and why not? that go-here-do-this-now-fight structure coupled with Anderson's symmetrical compositions and action-pose frames somehow give it the dramatic weight of the cut scenes i used to get so wrapped up in when i was deep in a great game, where every narrative beat was played like it was the most life-altering development imaginable.
Probably my second least-favorite Resident Evil film. There are fun moments to be had, but there's nothing to care about, since all the "fan favorites" are dead. There was some entertainment to be had, and I'll see the next one, but there seems to be no point anymore. This movie can be summed up as "eh"
So sloppy and just a bad movie altogether. The CG is bad the dialogue is awful and acting is boring. That being said it is like watching a B movie that is fun to point out all of the stupid stuff with a friend.
There is absolutely no plot development, but the soundtrack is great and the 3D action is pretty sexy.
Still, the absence of any plot development shouldn't be taken as a small critique. Really.
Not even the action can hide the fact that nothing happened over the brief 90-minute length of the film. Nothing. At all.
I don't even flipping know anymore. What's even happening in this series? This is proof that when you fail to establish stakes / build a world in your first movie, making four sequels is probably not such a great idea.
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
- Django Unchained
- Life of Pi
- Cloud Atlas
Ranking the 2012 releases I've seen so far. Including foreign films released in North American in 2012.
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- American Reunion
- Searching for Sugar Man
- The Imposter
- Too Big to Fail
- The Girl
All re-watches are excluded.