Resident Evil Retribution - movie review
All I can say is, oh dear...
I can be confident the subsequent BR disc will likely be demo quality,
this is little more than an attempt to cash in on the franchise and give
the tired series one last spin.. or perhaps the director / producer
will keep milking this already dried up cash cow..
How do you
revive a flagging movie franchise? A reboot is too complex for Paul
Anderson, so he brings back a bunch of actors who starred in one of the
previous 5 shows, and place them in a 'first player role' perspective
kind of a movie in which some are good guys and others turned bad by the
Hive. Then make them blast their way out of an old Russian submarine
Plot holes? Well seriously where is the plot?
any case, action thirsty fans lusting to see good ol' Milla J in a skin
tight leather S&M outfit will not be disappointed. Add a few more
hot chicks and dudes and arm them with never ending ammo, and watch the
shakes, rattles and booms as they battle their way out of the
underground base, whilst working for the same Wesker. Throw in an Asian
perspective with Li Bing Bing who is probably there because Paul
Anderson realised the size of the China market and needs to place one of
them in a movie to sell tickets. Make sure there is a slit in her
outfit which stretches for miles right up to her armpits and make it red
in color for hotness and for socialism I guess?
The 3D another cash milking excercise, so your viewing pleasure will vary... of course hot ladies in 3D might be reason enough to watch this stuff...
So 1/5 for plot
3.5 / 5 for chick factor
4/5 for action
Snooze job unless you are a really big fan of the franchise and can't get enough of Milla J.
a more interesting note... I would like to see Ms Selena aka Kate
Beckinsale slug it out with Milla J whilst both wear those tight leather
outfits which have made them famous... and throw in Jessica Biel or
Alba for good measure, and call it the Resident Evil Vs Vampires - Total
Recall or whatever...