Resident Evil Retribution is the latest action packed 3D entrance in the movie franchise based off the hit capcom game. I am a big fan of the original film and have seen every one of the films since and for this reason I decided to take a stab at the latest film in the franchise. I had very low expectations for what I would think of Resident Evil Retribution on DVD since frankly the entire series has slowly bled its way into the crapper.
The film franchise has long-lost any form of uniqueness or creativity and seems to just be a franchise to keep Milla Jovocich the star, and the director/producers wife employed. Dont get me wrong I love Milla Jovovich and think the character is perfect for her I just wish it was a lot less mindless and more effort was put into making a great series of films and less emphasis on huge splashy effects, 3D and mass action.
In Resident Evil Retribution 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 is ALICE who 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.
Resident Evil Retribution brings back the key characters from all the earlier films and also introduces some of the key characters from the video games, Leon S Kennedy, Jill Valentine and Ada Wong. Of course Jill has appeared in small sequences in the earlier films but she is now a key component in this film which is frankly a bad thing. Her performance is horrendous and definitely the low light of the film.
The filmmakers make no effort to introduce the new characters to non gamers so all I know about Leon S Kennedy and Ada Wong is that they have some sort of chemistry and pent-up romantic energy between them and they kick ass and chew bubble gum.
Resident Evil Retribution is high on action, packed full of 3d and lacks any sort of imagination or creativity. It is a classic popcorn movie designed to waste 90 minutes and do little else. It is not a movie I would ever watch again and it’s certainly not a movie I would recommend to a friend.
If however you are a fan of the earlier films, love mindless action and have a disposable income which allows you to buy just about any movie that comes out by all minds watch this but even then I still suggest you just rent it.
Resident Evil Retribution is the worst film in the franchise with the only redeeming qualities being the last minutes which were clearly intended to set up yet another really bad Resident Evil movie.