Resident Evil: Retribution 3D

Resident Evil: Retribution 3D

(2012)

Evil goes global.

Milla Jovovich returns in this fifth installment of the sci-fi zombie horror franchise, adapted from the Capcom video game. Written and directed by Paul WS Anderson (The Three MusketeersResident Evil). Alice (Jovovich) continues to find and assist survivors in a world ravaged by a virus infection that turns its victims into the Undead.... More

As her battle heats up with the Umbrella Corporation, she discovers more information on her past and finds new comrades. The quest to hunt those responsible for the outbreak takes them to New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Moscow.Hide

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Having never seen a Resident Evil film all the way through, I was curious to how I’d react to the fifth instalment. Critics hate the films but the people love 'em, so my optimism had me convinced that I’d be in for deliciously brain-dead entertainment in the same vein as Fast Five or Underworld Awakening. Two things are certain: my optimistic self is an idiot and Retribution is terrible.... More

It opens with Jovovich’s Alice giving an extremely blunt rundown on the series' overarching storyline thus far, though I’m not sure what the point is since this entry doesn’t seem concerned with pushing this plot forward. Instead, the entire running time is devoted to Alice trying to escape Umbrella’s experimental city-wide V.R. chambers.

So why did they trap her there? Who honestly cares? This setup is a mere chum bucket for all the pop-cultural elements Paul W.S. Anderson’s seemingly 13-year-old mind could regurgitate. The Matrix, Terminator, Aliens, and even Dawn of the Dead (as remade by Zack Snyder) have been chewed up, spat out and smeared onto different areas of the film reel with apparently little appreciation of what made those films work.

Resident Evil: Retribution lacks inventiveness in any single fibre of its being - and worse, it's dull, resulting in highly produced b-grade schlock that constantly mashed the slo-mo button with its worn-down book of 3D clichés.Hide


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BY GrahamP superstar

It is still like the game but they do seem to be running out of ideas.Do not expect much of a story and you won't be disappointed.I still struggle with 3D and the light-loss.Would have rather seen it in 2D.As I was leaving I was trying to think what it was that I had just seen.A lot of mindless shooting!


BY Gerd superstar

It's rather unbelievable that sh*t like this can be sold for the fifth time.
It basically starts with a 25 minute explanation (new virus infection ... again blabla)
why there has to be another movie. The Film impresses with how many different holes in floors, walls and ceilings can be opened and closed using the almost same robot sound each time. It's more intellectually rewarding to stay home and cut holes
into paper yourself.


Well technically i really should give it one star for not explaining what it was for anyone who has not played the game!!!
Now this movie should destroy anyones faith in a good resident evil horror movie, its pretty terrible movie in its own right let alone being part of the resident evil franchise. I was actually fairly optimistic for this movie as i was one of the few that actually enjoyed afterlife and thought it was a step in the right direction for the franchise. However the horrible... More trailer should have forwarned me that this movie would be crap. Terrible acting from pretty much everyone apart from mila and shawn roberts (who suspect knows the movie its not going to get any good reviews and just enjoys playing is role as wesker) plot holes galore, crappy writing and too much cheese that should not belong anywhere near anything resident evil related!!!!!!! 3D was generally pretty good like the last movie if you care about that stuff which is not many. The only redeeming features of this movie (and im stretching here) is the inclusion of the character Leon Kennedy (one of my fav characters from the game), the las plagas parasite (which was just cool i dont know why) and the sick dubstep song in the credits with Chino from deftones on the vocals (not movie related but oh well haha). Only see this movie if you want to see some incarnations of the biohazard enemies from the game everyone else should stay clear!Hide


BY Dan-Thompson superstar

Anyone who walks into this movie expecting anything even remotely approaching good only has themself to blame if they hate it. For me, with brain safely left at home on the couch, the movie was better than what I can vaguely remember of its predecessors. Any film that can make me jump in my seat deserves more than one star and this film did that. Just don't expect a decent story, or good acting, or a minute where there's no shooting and you'll be fine.


Milla Jovovich stars as Alice for the fifth time, and her husband Paul WS Anderson directs a 'Resident Evil movie for the third time. Anderson wasn't always a byword for "complete and utter formulaic Hollywood sh*te based on a video game." Despite loathing his 'Mortal Combat' movie, I enjoyed his follow-ups, 'Event Horizon' and 'Soldier' as well-made sci-fi action fare on a par with films such as Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicles, 'Timecop' or 'Universal Soldier.' But following those promising... More diversions, Anderson plunged headfirst into the garbage pail with the likes of 'AVP: Alien vs. Predator', 'Resident Evil' and its sequel 'Afterlife' and now 'Retribution' - the fifth 'Resident Evil' movie (sixth if you count the CGI movie 'Degeneration'... seventh if you count the short film 'Biohazard 4D-Executer'... eighth if you count the currently in-production CGI movie 'Damnation'...)
Like the 'Underworld' series (in which director Len Wiseman ogles his wife Kate Beckinsale), 'Resident Evil' centres largely on the premise that a director with little originality or vision can get his wife to wear very very tight pvc, leather or otherwise body-hugging S&M-style garb and fly around in slo-mo firing guns in a manner not just reminiscent of 'The Matrix' - but copied entirely from it...
So basically if you're a video-game playing fourteen year-old this is 'Citizen Kane.' If you're a film fan who expects just a modicum of character, narrative or sense - forget it. This is strictly a high-tech cartoon writ large. The explosions and flying debris look great in 3D, as does Jovovich - but to pretend there's anything new here is like going into McDonalds every day to order a cheeseburger and on day five expecting something surprising and new that you've never tasted before...
And that's it really. It's a fast-food movie. Nothing new. It's just quick, easy and about as entertaining or nutritious for the mind as French fries dipped in ketchup.
Still, Milla looks great and lots of things go boom and bang and kerrranggity-crash. In 3D. So, there is that...Hide


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  • Anderson['s] lavish visual imagination is matched to a placeholder idea of character that's almost avant-garde in its generic stylization, dialogue buffed of personality by passing through 10,000 previous movies. Full Review

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