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September 25, 2012

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

"Congratulations... You're officially a badass..." 



Alice (Milla Jovovich) had been kidnapped by the Red Queen after the rumble with Wesker (Shawn Roberts)... With the help of Ada Wong (Bingbing Li), she managed to escape her holding cell but then faced multiple level of attacks from the Red Queen... 


I can say that Retribution, the fifth and latest instalment of the Resident Evil is my least favorite of all five... The production house seems to focus too much on the visual and sound effects that they fail to come up with a better story line... This particular sequal is indeed a true style over subtance kind of movie...

In order to really like this movie, one must be a true fan of the franchise... Luckily, I am a fan and therefore, yes, I like this movie... Not as much as the first three but I would still watch it again if given a chance...

The obvious plus point for Retribution is in its stunning visual effects... I really love the slow motion scenes especially during the opening where everything seems to be in rewind and then fast forward...

I don't really have to elaborate on how badass Alice is... I don't really favor Milla as an actor but when it comes to kicking ass and being sexy, she's the right girl to turn to... The best thing is, she's not the only one with tight spandex... Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory) returns to the franchise with even more sexy apparel... I do enjoy watching her in short skirts but seeing her in tight purple just got me really excited... My eyes were focused only on her... One more thing, I was so surprised to see Michelle Rodriguez being so cute in heels and normal outfit... I guess I'm so used to seeing her playing boyish characters... All those three women that I mentioned are all badasses in this movie...

As expected, Retribution is a cosplay heaven... If normal zombies and monsters are not enough, they serve the audience with a zombie army... Like literally a zombie army all wearing military get up... Zombie make up, tight spandex, sexy cheong sam... Cosplayers must wet themselves watching this movie...


I feel that the Resident Evil producers need to come up with a better story to pair with the great visual effects  and exciting action... Story is king... All in all, as mentioned before, this fifth instalment is strictly for fans and totally the style over substance kind... 

3 out of 5 stars










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