I have to get my thoughts together before I finish. There's a lot that I have to say. I have just seen the film. I'll likely
edit this review a bit later.
Like the site reviewer said, it starts out promising but ultimately runs out of steam. There are a lot of good
things in it. For instance. A great opening sequence where the main action scene is played backwards in slow-
motion over music (honestly, I've never seen anything like that before done THAT way). This was pretty cool. It
promised to be different. In fact, the whole movie has a lot of long takes and establishes a different tone than the other
installments. Can you believe it actually has opening cast titles!!!??? But alas, this was too good to be true.
I've never had a big problem with the Resident Evil movies. They are pretty terrible but they are probably the best "B-to-
C" movies ever made. The effects are not earth shattering but extremely well done. Milla is the glue holding these
messes of films together and she always has put up 100% effort. Even if her supporting casts were less than stellar.
The MAIN problem with Resident Evil: Retribution is that (again) just like the site reviewer said and they're right--The
movie is a giant tease. In a sense, the last 2 movies have been giant teaser trailers for a future story that doesn't really
seem to exist. In retrospect, the studios who make this crap can do this forever. Show the fanboys and girls little scenes
of new characters from the games. Promising that they'll be a lot of character development. In this one we have Leon
Kennedy and Ada Wong. These two were great in Resident Evil 4. The characters had a lot of style, humor and heart. In
this version they're pitiful. Not only do the actors portraying them not look really anything like them (Li Bing Bing and
Johaan Urb are really too old for the parts). They do their best but with a mediocre script and trite traffic direction at best
things can't hold water for very long.
The best part of the movie for me was the first third of the film, which has Alice in a constructed world where she's an
ordinary mom fending off the zombies. I love how the film actually took its time in trying to build genuine suspense.
Much like you see in many horror films (rather than retreading the same territory the first 4 movies, quick don't blink or
you'll miss them cuts and a barrage of loud techno music). There were even scenes
that paid homage to Halloween and other classic horror in the sense of style (can you believe there's even a locked in
All that was good, then the film falls apart. It's when the film gets bogged down in
presenting us with a computer graphic of the complex that Alice must escape from where the film gets boring. Or, i
wouldn't really say "boring" but a letdown. I wouldn't have gone this route. I would have done more of the other "good"
stuff. Then she proceeds from room to
room like levels in a video game. That stuff is expected in this series and it does work well in games. But film is different
and that stuff just isn't very cinematic or engaging. As a result all the energy from the action is lost, the characters get
lost in boring histrionics and the violence is stilted to the point of being random and dull. When in fact in the previous
movies they had a certain edge. I assure you, the edge has left the building.
Yes, Li Bing Bing (Ba Ba Boom!!) is very sexy and cute in her outfit and Leon is handsome. Milla is in phenomenal shape
and kicks ass. Sienna Gulliroy's cleavage is very distracting and her acting isn't as good. And yes, Michelle Rodriguez is
much the same Michelle Rodriguez you're used to seeing. All in all, there really isn't anything new here. At least nothing
that merits paying $15.00 for the 3-D. My advice is to skip this one unless you're hell bent on seeing it. It's not a total
waste. But I'm pretty sure you'll be disappointing.
The film has but one solid redeeming value in my opinion. The fight scene at the end between Alice and (an under mind
control) Jill Valentine is pretty awesome. I can tell that Milla probably broke a few ribs rehearsing that one. Be prepared
for another sequel come next year.
this resident evil movie was different not in a bad way it was still a good movie but there were parts i didnt care for like not exsplaining the las plagas virus as well as not putting wesker much in this movie and thats all im gonna mention cause i dont want to spoil it for other overall it had a few minor complaints but i still give it a solid 7.5 out of 10 if u are a fan of resident evil go see it and remember do not compare it to the game as a lot of fellow gamers do
The Movie was great it was exactly what i expected!
If it ain't broke, why fix it? thats what i pay for, and with a paul anderson film i get what i pay for!
i dont have the same expectations from paul anderson that i have from James cameron, or marvel films!
although i hope he inspires to reach that level of film making one day!
This movie didn't disappoint. It had originality yet still the tried and true formula we all love!
9 out of 10 just cause milla was covered up to much! lol, just kidding!