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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Resident Evil : Retribution 2012


What's it about:
You wake up one day to your loving family and life and suddenly a flesh eating human barges in with it's friends and tries to eat you up.

You then wake up again to find yourself in a high tech lab made to test virus on humans as biological weapons. 

Seems familiar? Resident Evil : Retribution revisits the other 4 franchise and brought into one film that had most of it's settings and the return of their characters in proper game character costumes. 

See Alice run around trying to escape the facility once again while being hunted down by humans and virus infected humans sent by the dreaded Red Queen.

The familiar tokyo scene from Afterlife with much more clarity and the lovely <3 :=":" mika="mika" nakashima="nakashima" td="td">
What I would say about it:
After heavy criticisms for the previous films, director Paul W.S. Andersen still didn't succeed in saving the franchise but rather throwing in a ton load of action and explosions, gun firing and melee combats that failed to impress due to the lack of story flow.

You could see that the story was going no where 10 mins into the movie and felt like you were watching cut scenes from the game. 

It amazes me as to how badly you want to screw a franchise up that you would not even bother fixing a proper story line to salvage previous failures.

The characters were very Game-Like, not sure intentional or not but Li Bing Bing was able to speak proper sounding english but failed to be fluent and her acting was either awkward or intentional because her other films were actually quite nice. The only bonus, she was so HOT with her $7500 wig and china dress :).

The dialogues were being corny, i felt like the whole talking were spontaneous with the attention of sounding cool but yet failed badly.

The soundtrack was alright though, gave a nice action feel to it, and Mika  Nakashima's appearance was such a pleasant experience :)

One last thing,

The film felt as though it was made to meet deadline or just to build up hype for the next Resident Evil film that will be a fantasy/sci-fi/action flick. 

Here is the war poster now.

Rating: 0.5/5
"It would have been better with a Re-boot, it felt rushed, incomplete and very much irresponsible to the movie and the game franchise all together."

Special Fact:
For those who are still confused as to which installment is this.

1st- Resident Evil (2002)
2nd- Resident Evil: Apocalypse(2004)
3rd- Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
4th- Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
5th- Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)


FurFer said...

So bad. Everyone is rating it so low

benjaminvai said...

It's quite true la, even the actions are like rushed

FBS Headmaster said...

Sad movie... serious flop and serious disappointment. How can they do this to us =.=

If not because of the hot girls, i might have left the cinema early to catch other show..

okay lah i wont do that... haha but the movie is still sucks xD

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