Written June 27, 2016
Packed with great surprises and non-stop action. Effects are amazing and keep you wanting more. Moves the story of Alice forward while bringing back a lot of familiar faces from her past. People in the theatre grumbled about the set-up for a sixth film- but wouldn't we be upset if this were the end of the line for Resident Evil movies? Fans will love this; hyper-critical "Fanboy" types will grumble over the acting, plot, etc... but this isn't "Les Miserables," it's Resident Evil- and it's incredibly entertaining and takes you out of the everyday world. Isn't that what going to the movies is all about? Fans of the previous films and of Milla Jojovich must see! Terrific film score, costumes, and effects- the overall "look" is riveting. Just go, have fun, and let yourself be entertained.
Written May 29, 2016
After reading critics and fan reviews, I wasn't sure about watching this. Saw it in IMAX 3D and I really liked it. The acting wasn't great, but it's a video game movie and acting in games isn't great either. That's part of the fun. If you're a fan of the games, you'll love it. I loved seeing all the bad guys in the game. The action was nonstop. The visuals were cool too, some fun 3D moments throughout. There weren't any moments when I was bored or not into the movie. And I hardly ever post reviews on this. Just felt I had to since so many people gave it a bad review.
Written June 25, 2016
This like the others in the line, is a very good movie. I was hooked from start to finish. I'm only surprised Rebecca Chambers wasn't in none of these. The fights between Alice and Ada versus the two Majinis with the axes will always be remembered in my head. Barry was a trooper till the end. If you haven't seen this, go see it, you won't be dsiappointed. Here's hoping in the final one which will be the 6th one, the director goes all out and put everyone who didn't die from previous films together to face the final fight, plus put a spin on it and have Spencer the creater of the virus, and Wesker have a heart to heart talk, then he is killed by Wesker like from RE5. Then for the finale, the final 5 survivors: Claire, Chris, Jill, Leon, and Alice versus Wesker and in the end Alice dies, because overall the game story follows everyone else.
Written July 26, 2016
RE 5 picks up the story from the end of Afterlife. Number 5 tops the rest. Paul Anderson gives us a different take on some of the same characters, while bringing other video game characters into the story line in a twisted way which brings the story back to full circle which has no doubt, aligned all the Video Games Characters with The Movies. I look forward to seeing how Mr. Anderson will end closing the story as he clearly left the ending open for one more chapter to complete the series which should pit Alice against the Red Queen herself in the final RE installment..
Written February 12, 2016
...and I'm thinking, "Too little, too late."
I enjoyed the first movie, but those feelings quickly deteriorated as the storylines in each additional chapter became more and more convoluted. Integrating characters from the video games made each movie all the messier as none of them could have survived without Alice, which makes them glorified extras.
As for this movie, I only have one question: of all the monsters to choose from, why did Paul W.S. Anderson use the same creature from the first film in a chase scene? Using one that hasn't shown up yet - a Hunter, Mr. X, etc. - would have redeemed in terms of originality. As it is, I just felt ripped off seeing something that I'd already seen Alice defeat in parts one and two come crawling around; the fact that it is bigger doesn't make it better.
That said, if it had been Nemesis - that would have been totally worth it.
It was nice to get the original cast back together; I would have liked to see James Purefoy.