Resident Evil: Retribution Review
Year: 2012Stars: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory and Michelle Rodriguez
Directed: Paul W S Anderson
Running Time: 84 Mins Approx.
Again we get a semi-nude Milla at the beginning of this film reminiscent of the second film, though that’s not till after a very confusing, seeming dream sequence.
That’s all after a small recap of everything that’s gone on in the past films, seriously though was it needed? I mean surely 90% of the people watching this series by now are people who’ve seen most if not all of the last films in hopes of seeing something new and thoughtful.
This like most of Andersons works suffers from poor dialogue and over the top flashy stuff to detract from the poor story writing. This unfortunately works for a lot of people show them something shiny and they go ah!
Anyway Alice finally wakes clad in two towels held by string at the sides barraged by questions and squealing noises by a now red queen controlled Jill Valentine. Yes the red queen from part 1 has taken over umbrella.
Alice escapes the room with the help of a mystery person. After a while she escapes some zombies and enters a corridor much like the lobby in the matrix, can’t we tell what Paul likes!
So we have a panel lit lobby sequence as a human Alice though some things she does still seem superhuman mashes in about fourteen zombies heads with some lovely slow-mo padlock on chain to the jaw action.
She finds out she was rescued by combined efforts of Ada Wong (Anderson using the vast RE character repertoire) and a strangely (after the last movie) not dead Wesker.
Anyway long story short Red queen wants Alice alive, red queen decides to snuff Alice, red queen wants to snuff human race, and Wesker for some unknown reason wants to stop this?
So this is basically escape an underground facility again before boom, the acting is as with other RE films medium to poor with some strangely familiar faces popping up which I won’t spoil for you as its part of the main storyline.
Also another thing in this film it suffers from is the old infinite bullet syndrome most of the time Alice has 2 giant machine pistols that never seem to need reloading, or for that matter do much damage to anything she hits with them.
More RE characters introduced are Barry Burton and Leon Kennedy, not played by anyone amazingly famous not that would help much with the poor writing of this film, I’m quite glad there’s not a lot of dialogue in this film most conversations are started and ended with guns.
So as this film ends naughty old wesker inject Alice giving her superhuman abilities back yay! with the open ending of yet ANOTHER RE film to come as well oh joy. I do love the resident evil game series so down to that this series will string me along just to see what Anderson fucks over in the world of RE next.