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.
Written September 20, 2012
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 16, 2012
was okay.... opening was very 3d and Imax-yyy and then the rest of the movie I didn't know why it was in 3D or at the Imax.... she is great... chase the same as the other movies... nice to see some old characters back even though they have died and died again
Written September 25, 2012
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 July 31, 2014
Part one as in lots of action barely any story line. That's what expendables was supposed to be but didn't happen. I definitely loved it and can't wait to see the final final installment with the sexy ladies of Milla & Michelle. If Michelle gets to come back again because she seems to be doing that in her next movie roles. I don't think she can come back from a crashing plane in avatar but who knows!