Reviews and Problems with Resident Evil: Retribution
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Resident Evil: Retribution
21 February 2013
Excerpt: At the end of “Afterlife” Alice is on the ship Arcadia and that’s exactly where we find her back at the start of Retribution. The Umbrella Corporation is attacking the ship and in the opening scene we see how an explosion throws Alice into the water unconscious.
Conclusion: The 'Resident Evil' series used to be fun. 'Retribution', the franchise's fifth installment, is running on fumes. Recycling ideas from the first film and mixing it with plot and character elements from 'Aliens' isn't the way to keep things interesting. Paul W.S.
Conclusion: I guess my main question is how does a film like this get made? I know the answers, the unfortunate box office numbers, but how much dumber can Hollywood treat us? Please…that was rhetorical.
Conclusion: Sigh. Resident Evil: Retribution is a completely derivative and unnecessary sequel to a franchise that's just dragging its heels and hiding an absence of story behind a barrage of gunfire and smooth production values.
Excerpt: A decade ago, the first Resident Evil movie hit theaters and, wouldn’t you know it – it’s now 2012 and they’re still making them. To its credit, the Resident Evil movies don’t take themselves too seriously, yet they continue to make them and they continue to make money.
Excerpt: Resident Evil might not be the best reviewed franchise around or even most beloved by fans, yet with around $675m netted worldwide for the previous four films, Paul W.S. Anderson (who has scripted the whole series) must be doing something right.
Summary: The latest and arguably least coherent entry in the long-running series starring Milla Jovovich as a straight-shooting, ass-kicking heroine who battles zombies inadvertently spawned by a multinational corporation.
Excerpt: Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil: Retribution may be one of the most incoherent, stupid movies that I have ever seen. While I admittedly walked into the film as a neophyte, having never seen any of the other titles in the franchise or played any of the video games, the whole thing is so...