I like Paul W.S. Anderson’s series of Resident Evil movies, and I believe people who criticize it for being a cheesy, mindless, action shock-flick are forgetting that the Resident Evil videogames weren’t exactly storytelling masterpieces. In fact, if you put the RE films and the RE games side by side, you’ll see that the movies actually had better acting (especially if we’re talking about the B-movie level cutscenes of the first two PS games).
But yeah, Resident Evil: Retribution. We’re now on the 5th film, which is said to be the last (note that Michael Bay also said Transformers 2 was the last in the franchise). The trouble with the films, if you’re new, is that you probably won’t have enough patience to watch all the previous movies just to get a better idea of where the story stands, so this new featurette can be helpful as it features Milla Jovovich in a voiceover, retelling the key plot points of the past four films.
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and co-starring Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory and Kevin Durand, Resident Evil: Retribution opens in the UK on 28 September 2012.