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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Milla Jovovich Resident Evil: Retrebution

          Resident Evil: Retrebution
                 1 1/2 stars of 5

In the Sci-Fi thriller “Resident Evil: Retribution” Alice is back, and more deadly than ever. After being captured by Umbrella, Alice wakes up in their massive underwater T-virus testing facility. When someone turns off Umbrellas security, Alice seizes her opportunity and begins planning her escape, however countless T-virus simulators the size of warehouses stuffed with the undead lie between Alice and her way out. Can Alice shoot her way out of her seemingly impenetrable prison and stop T-virus from wiping out mankind?

The summary may seem short and simple, that’s because it is. I was very disappointed with “Resident Evil: Retribution”. Mainly because it had next to no story line, the whole film was just Milla Jovovich dismembering the undead, nothing more, really. I didn’t enjoy the previous “Resident Evil” films, but I thought that this one might turn things around. Wrong. Same old, same old, Alice whipping out her infinite ammo hand cannons and blasting the daylights out of something that belongs in Harry Potter.  The special effects were impressive, however they didn't really serve a purpose and were kind of “meh” because most of them don’t make the slightest bit of sense. The acting, too, was impressive especially by Milla Jovovich. Being a post-apocalyptic film fanatic, “Resident Evil: Retribution” really had me pumped up, (though I’m not sure why seeing as I hated the previous “Resident Evil” installations) there were gore, zombies, guns, zombies, fights, and zombies all to look forward to.  However I sadly learned that no matter how good the action is, it can’t stand on its
own two feet if there isn't a decent story line. For a film to be a success, there must be either an emotional connection between the viewer and the characters, or a powerful climax “Resident Evil: Retribution” was lacking both. There were a few jump-back-in-your-seat moments when a zombie pops out of nowhere, but perhaps the scariest thing about “Resident Evil: Retribution” is that there may be yet another installment to the franchise. I can’t begin to image what it could possibly be about. I also think it’s time for Paul Anderson to stop milking so many sequels out of the “Resident Evil” title. All in all, “Resident Evil: Retribution” was an total, and utter failure. On a scale of evening price, matinee price, wait for it on DVD, or skip it I rate it “skip it”; and generously give it one and a half stars out of 5.

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