Cranked it up to three stars (from one-and-a-half star, God rest my soul) due to my sudden interest in its unhinged badness that's kind of rare in today's try-hard, foolproof blockbuster landscape.
"It's like I'm stuck in a goddamn loop"
About time they made a proper Resident Evil parody. Granted, Vendetta is structured as a conventional actioner, replete with over-the-top John Wick-inspired CQB choreography, obligatory machismo, and retrograde damsel-in-distress trope that feels especially out of place considering this is the same pop culture franchise known for its progressive portrayal of female empowerment and gender equality.
But, this is the first time since Capcom kickstarted the CG film project which began with the…
I walked out of the matinee after one hour and a half of being pummelled by this unholy nonsense. What a sluggishly paced and narratively confused fella this film was. It was kind of great to actually see the games' aesthetics get the most faithful screen adaptation, but that's just it. Everything else was a completely unengaging mess. I saw potential here - a sprawling fantasy universe that could be fun to explore. But all of that was squandered in…
Okay, so it's out and it's nice.
Wait, well, it's more than nice. It's good! Yeah? Let's settle for 'good' so as to not make these hungry dogs even hungrier. From now on, I'll be using the adjective as a euphemism for the M-word.
*EUPHEMISM METER: 100%*
George Miller. Now I've never met the man, let alone talking to him, but judging from Mad Max: Fury Road, I'm willing to bet my ass that he's a super kind guy. How…