Resident Evil : Retribution
Date: 10/11/2012 3:53:00 AM
And she is back. With the 5th of a series that doesn’t cease to amaze me in terms of capability to generate revenues. What else could be the only reason why they keep coming back with more and more of Resident Evil? 5 parts in 10 years and each with a story that is ever so slightly different. But each with the same kind of special effects and similar (but continuously improving on quality) of special effects.
The consistency probably comes from the fact that the producer is the same for all 5 parts. Paul W S Anderson. He has in fact directed the first part and the last 2 installments i.e. Afterlife and now Retribution. To that extent full credit in ensuring that audiences get what they expect more often than not.
There will be a new creature that wreaks havoc. There will be zillions of bullets fired and some special kind of weapons that will make their appearance. There will be Mila Jovovich in the lead role of Alice whether you like it or not. There will be situations where several undead people will corner Alice and her friends but she will come out all guns blazing in a miss of blood and gore.
So you can expect all of the above for certain. Without any debate whatsoever. To touch upon the story just a little bit for posterity (not that it matters in any way), we have Alice who wakes up in a fancy and happy family with a daughter, only to realize that it is all part of an elaborate testing facility set up by the Umbrella corporation. None of it is real by a country mile and a half.
When the bubble bursts about 10 minutes into the movie, she finds herself – yet again – half naked – in a large cylindrical room with white lighting all around. In a few seconds, she walks out of the room replete with the ammo that’s equivalent to World War II on herself. How? Because a band of rebels, that include her old friend Luther West (Boris Kodjoe) have decided to attack the set up and relieve her.
We then go through the usual process of 7459 fights, 3.82 tons of ammunition, 483 dead bodies of human beings and about 4587 litres of blood being spilt before Alice overcomes all odds and brings us to a point where we realize that – Dammit!!! We have more installments to follow?
Dear Paul W S Anderson – When will we see the final edition of this mega franchise? Frankly, it is getting a bit difficult and really boring to see the same things over and over again. Unfortunately, the special effects ensure that we cannot see it on TV. 6 on 10. Not fair at all. Not Fair!!!
Watch the trailer at http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi3931415065/