RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER
DIRECTED BY: Paul W.S. Anderson
STARRING: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken, William Levy, Iain Glen
GENRE: Science Fiction, Action, Horror
COUNTRY: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, United States
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
Alright Resident Evil, your film franchise is finally coming to a close. About damn time too, as Retribution was just god awful and was a disappointment to everyone. Let me say one thing before I get moving on the positives, I just want to mention that I am going to love tearing this apart. It is rather difficult to find anything I liked about The Final Chapter and when that happens you know it must be bad. I did enjoy the fact that they brought back Claire Redfield (by far my favorite character of the franchise) with her original actress. Both Milla and her absolutely killed their roles, for what was written for them. Also, for what the film was, the climax actually saves The Final Chapter from being the worst film in the franchise.
When it comes to the Resident Evil films, there are very few in the franchise that could be considered good or at least passable. The Final Chapter is definitely at the bottom of the barrel. The action scenes are heavily edited, since it can take 15 cuts just to land a punch kick combination. That is ridiculous! I can barely see what is even going on half the time during any of the remotely action based scenes. The story seems like it has been written by a 12 year old, especially with dialogue to match. I definitely wanted this film to be over, and can I say thank god that it wasn’t two hours long. Any longer and I would have burned my theater down just to kill this movie.
- Alice and Claire performances.
- Character motivations/designs.
- Poorly written story.
- Poorly written dialogue.
- Editing during action scenes.
SCORE: 4.0 / 10
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