The Resident Evil franchise returns with Alice, who survives it all and still has the plan to fight the zombies and Umbrella corporation. This time, she is helped by her arch-rival, the Red Queen, to take down the Umbrella corporation and release the anti-virus. But, she only has 48 hours to do so and in-between she has to face an army of zombies and the evil villains, Albert Wesker and Dr Isaacs. She teams up with a group of survivors and goes back to the Raccoon city, the place where it all started. Will she able to release the anti-virus in time?
Chronologically, the movie is placed after Resident Evil: Retribution (2012). The movie comes after the release of its video game series, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. The Resident Evil film series is the highest-grossing film series to be based on video games. Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Iain Glen, and Shawn Roberts are the only actors to reprise their roles from previous installments. The role of Red Queen is played by Ever Anderson, daughter of Mila Jovovich and Paul Anderson.
What To Anticipate:
Please leave your expectations outside the theatre-halls, for this movie is flung miles apart from that. It’s very brave of the director to do the same stuff that has been criticised again and again, despite the negative reviews this movie franchise has gathered.
Before the director and anyone else, the first person to be criticized for the movie is the editor. Frankly, it’s one of the worst movies with such bad editing. Every now and then, you jump from one scene to another, without constructing any relation and then the special effects of muzzle-flash, also not to forget are the super-dark action sequences, where you really need to gouge out your eyes and the ‘really-not-required’ different camera shots. The movie also has one of the worst CGI effects.
In terms of a zombie movie, you really don’t get to see a lot of zombie-action taking place in the movie.
The idea of putting everything from the earlier instalments, without giving them proper screen space is stupid. The movie is placed after Resident Evil: Retribution, where at the end of the movie, Alice with certain other characters and Albert Wesker. But, suddenly, at the beginning of the movie, we find Alice alone, with none of the characters from the last movie, except Wesker, who has turned against him and the director thought it totally unnecessary to talk about them in the movie.
Like every movie in this franchise, we know all the characters are there to die one-by-one, but their death leaves an impact on the team, but the movie is so fast, you really miss out, about who died and who didn’t. Besides Alice and Claire, none get a fair screentime.
Mila Jovovich also boasts of one of the daftest laughs, followed by, “Is this all you got?” The unnecessary false urgency of the 48 hours until humanity’s end makes no sense.
Actors, dragons, mutated dogs, the laser grid – everything is underutilized. Apart from stupid stuff like a perfect-fully-fueled bike, the never-ending ammunition in a dead world and the genius idea of exploding a grenade, inches away from the anti-virus, killing a whole lot of people in their cryosleep shouts genocide.