While the Resident Evil series of movies started out decently enough, they soon devolved into nothing more than director Paul W.S. Anderson’s personal 3D slow-motion bragging rights highlight reel, showing off how hot his wife and lead actress Milla Jovovich is.
As such, you would be completely forgiven if the story of Jovovich’s character Alice has just blurred into one massive slow-motion shot of her jumping and spinning in midair, firing six shooter pistols and never reloading. Luckily, that’s where this new featurette for the latest film, Resident Evil: Retibution, comes in.
Oh, Alice, you kooky mutant messiah you, you’ve been a very busy girl. Just forgive me if I don’t get excited by your promises of retribution and revelation anymore. You’ve cried zombie-wolf just one too many times before for that claim to have merit.
The Resident Evil films have always looked good though, and if Anderson can just get past his masturbatory use of slow-motion for everything, at least this has the potential for a couple cool action scenes.
The wildly successful film franchise adaptation that has grossed nearly $700 million worldwide to the popular video game series, “Resident Evil,” returns in its highly anticipated fifth installment, “Resident Evil: Retribution” in state-of-the art 3D.
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 (Milla Jovovich), 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 newfound 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.
Last Updated: August 6, 2012