This fifth installment of the Resident Evil franchise finds the Umbrella Corporation’s deadly zombie T-virus spreading around the world. As mankind heads for extinction, Alice remains the one hope that could save everyone.
Milla Jovovich (Alice), Sienna Guillory (Jill), Michelle Rodriguez (Rain), Aryana Engineer (Becky), Bingbing Li (Ada), Boris Kodjoe (Luther), Johann Urb (Leon), Robin Kasyanov (Sergei), Kevin Durand (Barry).
Resident Evil: Retribution begins with some mild backstory as usual before jumping into the current storyline. From here the film alternates between thin plot movement and action scenes. The story is pretty much what we have seen before, Umbrella Corporation is infecting the world somehow and Alice is going to try and stop them, as usual. There are a couple of minor twists here but not enough to make the film interesting and sadly, this is the worst Resident Evil entry to date.
Acting is getting old in this one as well with Jovovich even feeling like she is tired of the role. Rodriguez brought a bit of flavor, but just a small amount. Li, Guillory, Kodjoe and the remainder of the supporting cast felt rough and dry.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were decent as expected from this long running franchise. CGI of course plays a big part of the film but feels somewhat lazily done this time, as do physical effects. Dialogue was dry and meandering. Sound and soundtrack were both decent.
Overall Resident Evil: Retribution is a disappointing addition to the series. Die-hard series fans may enjoy this one a bit, while most others will find it pointless and uninspired.
With plenty of strong violence this should be fine for older teens and above.
Resident Evil: Retribution is no longer showing in any Littleton, Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 2 out of 5
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi Horror, Zombies, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Thrillers,
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