Resident Evil's movie franchise is back with yet another installment titled Resident Evil Retribution. Same main character Alice, with a couple more really hot looking chicks Ada (Li BingBing) and Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory) did make the screen a bit more interesting. Anyway I had the opportunity to catch the special screening tonight thanks to Nuffnang over at Cathay Cineplex, e@Curve.
|Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)|
Now I've been a fan of the original first Resident Evil movie, and the sequel was great as well. However subsequent movies after that sort of ran out of the creative ideas, and resorted to re-use the plot to death. Reaching the cinema quite early this evening, I went in with a not so high expectation, and yet it did not excite.
|Resident Evil Retribution screening ticket|
The opening scene was a rather cool sequence with a short "reverse view" of the scenes where the previous movie left off. Resident Evil Retribution was a continuation of the increasingly confusing and not so believable storyline. Here we see our heroine, Alice (Milla Jovovich) reprising her role as the butt-kicking sexy lady in black.
|Run Alice Run|
Waking up in Umbrella Corporations headquarters, where the corporation actually ran tests after tests in these virtual environment, Alice walks us through the past movies with some narration. We had these virtual cities, where it seems the Red Queen is still alive, and controlling the whole Umbrella now.
|I just love the rather cute and sexy looking Ada played by Li Bingbing|
Tokyo, Moscow, New York, and Washinton DC were virtually recreated as test environments, and here our heroes have to battle it out. Here we see some really cool monsters on top of the usual zombies, headed by the main antagonist of the film, Jill Valentine. Maybe its just me, but all the main stars of Resident Evil Retribution were really hot.
|Hot ladies in black and red, cool colours|
The plot was so thin we could actually tear through it like a piece of paper. So we got to see the previous Resident Evil's villain Albert Wesker (Shawn Roberts) join forces with the humans outside to fight against the evil Umbrella Corporation and aiding Alice. The zombie sequence began to look like the 80's horror movies, very retro-like, one which I did not expect from a Resident Evil movie.
|Jill Valentine looking sexy here in Resident Evil Retribution|
Overall, I was pretty disappointed in this movie. I have always liked the Resident Evil franchise even when it got worse as the sequels piled on, but this latest one went off track in more ways than one. Heck, even the ending felt like the beginning of another movie for the franchise.
|Michelle Rodriguez makes a comeback as Rain Ocampo in Resident Evil Retribution|
I felt shortchanged when I saw the ending, as it actually felt like we should have just skipped this whole movie, and wait for the next installment. Probably I'll give this movie, Resident Evil Retribution a 4/10 just because I like the franchise, and the ladies inside were rather hot.
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