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Resident Evil: Retribution

Featuring: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez & Sienna Guillory

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Why, oh why, oh why :(

| | See all Plaz74's reviews (16)

1. I'm a big fan of the games, so probably a little bias
2. The first film - brilliant, 2nd - ok, 3rd - passable (just), 4th - awful, 5th...beyond bad!

5 reasons not to buy or watch this film

1. Characters are constantly posed - it's as if they are shooting stills for a BDSM magazine. They are so oblivious, or immune, to gun fire that they often stand openly in gun fights, rather than "duck and cover" just so that they can pose some more.
2. Every character from the RE game franchise has been shoe-horned in (with only Barry and Jill being adequately cast IMHO). Good to see Michelle Rodriguez smile for once though (she should do it more often, 'cause she's a babe).
3. Yet again, Mr Anderson has gone for bright colours and flashy (completely pointless) aerobatics, rather than spending the time to learn to read and write and come up with a decent plot.
4. They have clearly ripped off "Aliens" with the whole alien taking little girl nonsense.
5. The actor playing Wesker still can't act his way out of a paper bag.

Oh, and I almost forgot...
6. The ending sucks and is quite obviously leaving things open for Mr Anderson to come back and make an even worse film to keep him in crayons and colouring books.

Want to watch a really good Game/Comic film?
Watch "Dredd" (not the Stallone one, the Urban one), Doom (Urban again) or Wanted (McAvoy) - but whatever you do, do not give anymore money to Mr Anderson otherwise he'll go and make another awful film.

  great film

| | See all dlw007's reviews (7)

what a great film I want more, please tell me there will be another film xxx

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  Resident Evil Retribution - loses the plot

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Sorry but I have to disagree with my fellow reviewers on this one. Basically it is one hour and 32 minutes of people shooting other people, clones or zombies. The plot, or continuing story line from the previous films is very vague and almost non-existent, in fact I can safely say that there is no real story to this film. If you like lots, and lots, and lots of gun action and exploding heads then this is the film for you, but as part of a series of films you could easily miss this one out and it would make no difference to the sequence of the overall storyline. As a stand alone action film it is mediocre at best, so wait for the price to come way down before bothering to buy it as a DVD.

  awful.

| | See all emperor10's reviews (275)

Bad acting,slim plotlines,guns with endless supply of bullets - this is what we have all accepted with the RE franchise, and at various degrees,still enjoyed them.Until now.This 'effort' really does take the mickey.Its inane,banal,and just plain stpid.A glorified pop video,that makes the previous films oscar winners Time for a reboot,and create a film closer to the game.Avoid this one.

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  One of the better Resident Evil

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The film has areas which seem not relevant to the whole story, however in comparison with other Resident Evils films, the one has high impact action, brings back old faces from the past which is fantastic for the audience. New elements in the film are good, the next one will end it on a high note.

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  And even worse than the last one!

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No idea what the thinking was behind the film franchise as they seem to be getting progressively worse.
The first movie was okay at best but taking all things into account this is one of the worst
I loved the original 3 games and the story was really good, I hate to see bad games and worse films made on the back of them
Movies could of been so good but ruined with movies that change great story into a poor one.
Back to the movie its self very forgettable, poor plot at best with zombies out of resident evil 4 and 5. lots of over the top slow motion (we are tiered of this now) and bits in the movie to show off 3D
I really hope somebody in a few years rewrites and makes some better resident evil films in keeping with the original games and with a healthy 18 rating!
thanks for reading

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  A bit of progression in the story would have been nice!

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I realy like the series, of course all sequels some are better than others, but by the end of the great Afterlife it looked like we were to expect the mother of all showdowns for part five. The opening sequence to Retribution is great, slowly rewinding the onslaught on the oil tanker with very flashy visuals and cool music, oh yeah this is going to be great I thought........ then it fast forwards and Alice wakes up in suberbia with a nice family and a deaf daughter and faces a zombie apocalypse at her front door including long dead members of her team. It's similar to Zack Snyder's excellent remake of Dawn of the dead (but not as good). Then things take a turn for the worse and she wakes up in a massive room lying on the umberella logo. The nasty corparation have been cloning and Alice finds she's hidden under the frozen arctic ice in a massive training complex and must battle through different scenario's to escape. Although the movies are based on games, it shouldn't feel like one. Each arena has it's big boss to fight. Director Anderson cannot figure out what Zombies he want's either animalistic flesh eaters, or intelligent Zombie soldiers that can walk in formation, drive trucks, ride motorbikes and fire RPG's. There is no suspence it's just loud and things blow up. There's no attempt for character arc's as the new characters turn up shoot guns and die. There's also no explanation why dead Villain's from the previous films are still alive ( I presume cloning). Massive gaps of logic slap you on the forehead, such as we have a giant licker that kills everything in it's path, but it doesn't kill the little girl. It takes her to it's nest and coccons her Aliens style. All Alice does is find the nest shoot the beast a few times it dies and she get's her out. You are left wondering what was the point in all that?. It's as if Anderson though "I like that bit in Aliens, I'll put it in also" it's that made up as it goes along feel that drags the movie down. It's got no direction and they could have totally missed this chapter out and progressed to the final showdown that the climax of this movie promises for part six. On a positive note Milla Jovovich as always is excellent as ever and although Director Anderson's script is terrible, he does pull off the visual's with some great action, cool moments, and another great music score. I didn't expect Shakespear as I'm a fan of the series and know what I was in for, but I did expect something that progressed the story along to some kind of conclusion. Roll on Res 6:!
See If you like......
Underworld 1 - 4
The Matrix Trilogy.
House Of The Dead.

  A bit of progression in the story would have been nice!

| | See all SECTION8's reviews (1336)

I realy like the series, of course all sequels some are better than others, but by the end of the great Afterlife it looked like we were to expect the mother of all showdowns for part five. The opening sequence to Retribution is great, slowly rewinding the onslaught on the oil tanker with very flashy visuals and cool music, oh yeah this is going to be great I thought........ then it fast forwards and Alice wakes up in suberbia with a nice family and a deaf daughter and faces a zombie apocalypse at her front door including long dead members of her team. It's similar to Zack Snyder's excellent remake of Dawn of the dead (but not as good). Then things take a turn for the worse and she wakes up in a massive room lying on the umberella logo. The nasty corparation have been cloning and Alice finds she's hidden under the frozen arctic ice in a massive training complex and must battle through different scenario's to escape. Although the movies are based on games, it shouldn't feel like one. Each arena has it's big boss to fight. Director Anderson cannot figure out what Zombies he want's either animalistic flesh eaters, or intelligent Zombie soldiers that can walk in formation, drive trucks, ride motorbikes and fire RPG's. There is no suspence it's just loud and things blow up. There's no attempt for character arc's as the new characters turn up shoot guns and die. There's also no explanation why dead Villain's from the previous films are still alive ( I presume cloning). Massive gaps of logic slap you on the forehead, such as we have a giant licker that kills everything in it's path, but it doesn't kill the little girl. It takes her to it's nest and coccons her Aliens style. All Alice does is find the nest shoot the beast a few times it dies and she get's her out. You are left wondering what was the point in all that?. It's as if Anderson though "I like that bit in Aliens, I'll put it in also" it's that made up as it goes along feel that drags the movie down. It's got no direction and they could have totally missed this chapter out and progressed to the final showdown that the climax of this movie promises for part six. On a positive note Milla Jovovich as always is excellent as ever and although Director Anderson's script is terrible, he does pull off the visual's with some great action, cool moments, and another great music score. I didn't expect Shakespear as I'm a fan of the series and know what I was in for, but I did expect something that progressed the story along to some kind of conclusion. Roll on Res 6:!
See If you like......
Underworld 1 - 4
The Matrix Trilogy.
House Of The Dead.

  Alice is back and in top 3D form !

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Another very good film in the RE series. The opening set piece is truly majestic and the use of 3D during and throughout the rest of the film really works, unlike the majority of films that get the 3D treatment that leave you wondering... why ??.
The acid test for me was that the critics gave it a mauling, that almost guaranteed that I was going to enjoy it !!

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