Written March 29, 2015
Resident Evil is a very complex series, in terms of the video game. Its a very Japanese style story that is not easily adapted for American audiences, especially when turning it into a movie.
From day one these movies have been awful adaptations of a loved video game series and this film is no different,
Uninspired action, terrible special effects, plot holes left and right, & characters from the video game that should recognize each other are given stupid back stories and just dropped in for cameo-sake.
Paul W.S. Anderson needs to drop the Resident Evil series from his tight grip and never go back. Allow this movie to sit for a few years before some talented writer who grew up playing these games, writes a fantastic script based off the games.
Also, Mila Jovovich is terrible and needs to stop acting as well. It seems like the only movies she gets roles in anymore are the ones her husband makes anyway.
Written September 17, 2014
Overall the movie was good and the effects were great. When Retribution was first announced, it was supposed to be over 2 hours long. Why did the director cut over 40 minutes from the movie? I believe this cut hurt the movie overall. The cut probably had more story and content we missed at the movies. I know it will get a blu-ray extended version but it should have never been cut from original format. See Wiki for original run time. Good movie, but I'd wait until you can actually see the entire movie on Blu-ray release date. I look forward to watching the original score not cut.
Written March 03, 2015
At this point I wouldn't be surprised what they come out with next. A lot of characters from the series. That was cool. But the storyline made no sense.
Written September 15, 2012
If all you wanted was flashy action and special effects then go see this movie! Overall I was entertained and I did like the way they wrapped things up so we understand the bigger picture. The acting was terrible and I kind of want to blame it on the poor dialogue. On a scale of 1 - 10 I would give this movie a solid 5.
Written September 18, 2012
I haven't seen the other movies in the series, but the plot is absurd, the characters are shallow and the dialogue is extremely predictable. (I say this as somebody who loves good sci-fi and has played computer games for almost 30 years). I don't understand how a good actress can waste her career on something like this.