Resident Evil: Retribution
This movie is the 5th installment of the Resident Evil Films created by Paul WS Anderson. This film follows shortly after events from the previous films where Alice, currently in Arcadia faces the incoming Umbrella soldiers headed by the brainwashed Jill Valentine.
Alice was captured and later placed on an underwater Umbrella Facility where she is being interrogated by Jill. After a short power interruption, Alice manages to escape her cell and later finds Ada Wong, her new ally. Together, they make their way out of the facility while fighting different zombie hordes through different test scenarios built along their escape route.
On the other hand, a group led by Luther West and Leon Kennedy is making their way inside the facility to meet with Ada and Alice and ensure their planned escape.
So basically, this film is all about Alice escaping from the underwater facility with the help of her old and new allies including Wesker who was the main antagonist in the previous film. They did such because they believe that Alice is their greatest weapon in saving humanity from the growing and mutating horde of zombies led by the Umbrella’s Evil Artificial Intelligence, The Red Queen.
My Reaction to the Film:
Honestly speaking, I enjoyed the film. The fact that they brought back the old and dead characters is truly fascinating. And even this idea of having different test scenarios namely the New York, Tokyo, Moscow, Suburbia (Racoon City) and the unknown Chinese scenario (it wasn’t featured) in the Umbrella Underwater Facility, OMFG Brilliant!
As I watch the film, I got this feeling that I’m watching Resident Evil: Outbreak scenarios being played simultaneously. This shows how the film stayed true to the ‘Resident Evil Feel’.
However, I have this realization that the movie is slowly turning out to be an action film rather than a zombie/ horror film. But anyway, I’m fine with it.
I’d like to thank the people responsible for adding Ada Wong in the cast! She’s my favorite character in the game, The Kick-ass Chinese Private Agent. Moreover, the actress who played the role is really cute. The only thing I hate is how she was paired with Leon Kennedy Hahahaha just kidding.
If you already have a background or idea about the Resident Evil Games, you will surely appreciate the film.
Overall, I’ll rate the movie 7 out of 10. Yes I enjoyed it but my senses are really asking for more! Hahahaha. I can’t wait for the next movie. :))
So far, I only have one question in my mind about the film,
In the opening scene in Arcadia, what happened to K-Mart, Chris and Claire?