Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich must have signed a pact when they got married that till the time they stay married they will keep on making ...
Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich must have signed a pact when they got married that till the time they stay married they will keep on making resident evil movies.
So after the 2010 resident evil after life they are back again with the 5th film in the series.
For a person like me who tends to forget these kinds of films this one opens with a quick recap of what happened in the previous film.
Alice (Milla Jovovich) is held captive somewhere in Russia by the Umbrella Corporation. So the entire film is an escape film in which with the help of a team Alice has to get out of the base.
The film is designed like a game in which some simulated cities work as levels. Alice has to fight zombies,monster and members of the umbrella corporation to get out alive out of there. Some of the monsters look like they have walked out of the sets of Alien movies.
My problem with the film is that its good fun but you are always a distanced viewer. You never feel part of the thrill. The look on Milla Jovovich's face is that she will always get out of any situation. Then, why should you care or fear for her life.
All you have to do is put on the 3d glasses and enjoy the ride till it lasts
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That the Resident Evil franchise has lived past its sell by date was evident in the last edition of the movie. 3D was a novelty then but even that ...
That the Resident Evil franchise has lived past its sell by date was evident in the last edition of the movie. 3D was a novelty then but even that wears off in this latest installment that is so boring that you can feel your hair grow.
Alice is saved from the deadly jump in the last movie. She is in Umbrella Corps testing simulator range and a bunch of men are coming to save her from there. How they do this is made into a mercifully 90 odd minute drivel with what could be the worst acting known to man since like forever.
There never was a story in the series ever. One did look forward to the amazing stunts and action that populated the film and made them worth the money. Even that is missing in this edition.
The movie starts in a typical video game manner, levels changing anf fights happening. All of it though, stops when the makers decide to put in a deaf young girl and motherly insticnts and dialogues and emoting into the equation. There on the movie is one long drag that just goes on and on and on.
Things get back on track all of sudden again, Alice is rescued again, there is a hint of a showdown war, and it all ends. Perhaps hinting at a next installment?
The 3D remains underutilized, for there is very less action here. The story line is as small as a two piece on beach. The acting non existant and the pace dead slow. Even die hard fans like me were let down this time. Hope the next one is the last and is at least a face saviour.
Alice and her gang of gun-toting, leather clad zombie killers are back for yet another of light and sound show filled with the same kind of moroni...
Alice and her gang of gun-toting, leather clad zombie killers are back for yet another of light and sound show filled with the same kind of moronic logic you'd accord a series of this kind. This time around, to broaden the spectrum of environments, a group of commandos or is it freedom fighters are assigned to rescue Alice (Milla Jovovich) from a large underground research facility in Siberia. The usual stuff happens, explosions, girls in tights, monsters, blah blah blah. All of it is a vicious assault on your senses that will ultimately lead to nowhere and leave you numb by the experience if the lack of logic in the plot hasn't shut down your brain already.
Fans of the video games might find solace in the fact that characters like Ada Wong, Leon Kennedy and Barry Burton are included this time while via a weird twist older characters from earlier films who were thought to be dead are revived. You have to watch the movie to shake your head in disbelief at the reasoning.
The whole plot angle with Alice caring for Becky, the mute girl, is essentially a play on the Ripley-Newt relationship from Aliens and feels utterly superficial here thanks to some truly stilted acting. The 3D is tacky while the effects are good but an overkill. The dialogues entirely unnecessary and the plot non-existent.
Fans of the series might find something to enjoy, fans of the games would do well to stick to the far more entertaining console iterations. I would say, avoid it unless you're a fan.