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4.0 out of 5 stars MADE FOR A VIDEO GAME
This film was clearly designed with a video game in mind. The first two minutes of the film summarizes all the films that you may have missed: Virus, bad mutants. Alice, good mutant. And something about the red queen.

In our soon to be released video game based on the film, the main character (Milla Jovovich) wakes up in a strange location wearing a skimpy...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Go Wesker, young man
Her name is Alice, she remembers everything. And now, just for a change, she has some zombies to fight...

This is the fifth installment of Paul Anderson's Resident Evil film franchise and I am finding less and less to say about these films. The scenery, and the supporting characters change and Jovovich's heroine gets stronger and more agile, but in the end they...
Published on 30 Jan. 2013 by Crookedmouth


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4.0 out of 5 stars MADE FOR A VIDEO GAME, 29 May 2013
This review is from: Resident Evil: Retribution (DVD + UV Copy) [2012] (DVD)
This film was clearly designed with a video game in mind. The first two minutes of the film summarizes all the films that you may have missed: Virus, bad mutants. Alice, good mutant. And something about the red queen.

In our soon to be released video game based on the film, the main character (Milla Jovovich) wakes up in a strange location wearing a skimpy towel. There will be a nude patch that you can download for the game that the manufacturer will swear it had nothing to do with. You then have 2 minutes to find your clothes and escape during a computer failure, one that is poorly designed and defaults to open the door and return your clothes. Once outside you will need to quickly locate weapons and kill low level mutants to level up. You are then forced to return to the facility. Here you team up with someone (Bingbing Li) who looks like Tifa Lockhart (FF VII). You gather as may weapons as you can. Make sure to take extra weapons to arm any future new members of your party.

You now have 2 hours to escape the underground area by passing through models of various cities. You kill mutants for points and save humans who you can add to your party while you go to the rendezvous location to meet up with your rescue squad. Due to the cloning nature of the facility you can meet up with people from previous films who couldn't possibly be here. The film ends at a point where we can have a CG sequel and video game.

5 star movie if you love watching someone else play a video game.

Parental Guide: I don't recall any F-bombs, although don't hold me to that. No sex. No nudity, but skimpy outfits.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Go Wesker, young man, 30 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Resident Evil: Retribution (DVD + UV Copy) [2012] (DVD)
Her name is Alice, she remembers everything. And now, just for a change, she has some zombies to fight...

This is the fifth installment of Paul Anderson's Resident Evil film franchise and I am finding less and less to say about these films. The scenery, and the supporting characters change and Jovovich's heroine gets stronger and more agile, but in the end they are about causing maximum carnage amongst the ranks of the undead. Retribution's plot is unnecessarily involved and resembles a swiss cheese - suddenly the baddie Wesker (who seems to be doing a creditable Max Headroom impression and who I thought had bought the farm in the last episode???) is a sort of goodie, striving to save humanity from the nefarious Umbrella Corp (I thought he /was/ the Umbrella Corp?!) instead of making every effort to spoil things for us decent folk. Alice finds herself trying to escape from an underground facility, aided and abetted by the inconstant Mr Wesker and a Chinese lady by the name of Ada Wong who manages to kick some righteous ass despite the encubrance of a rather glam and entirely unexplained ballgown. Our hero finds herself chased by Jill Valentine, Carlos, Rain and One who have, themselves swapped sides for reasons various. Unfortunately this confusing plot requires Alice to spend a few minutes at the opening scene explaining to us all what has happened in all the previous movies. Then, during another scene, deep in Umbrella's lair, the action pauses conveniently so that Wesker can updated Jill yet further on stuff, via a live feed that the all-seeing, all-powerful, omni-present Umbrella Corp can't jam.

None of that is time well spent in an action movie of this ilk, I'm afraid... This sort of a deal is a bit like your classic "Confessions of a TV Repairman" or "Beverly Hills Pool Cleaners 3" pron movie. The audience really isn't interested in the plot, the back-story. You watch a mucky video for one reason and one reason only (or at least one reason, several times, if you had the stamina) and there is no need to understand why the leading lady needs her sump cleaning or her antenna adjusting before the real action starts . The same can be said of this sort of film. Keep it simple and get down to the humping (or in this case, the killing) as quickly as possible - don't prolong the agony.

Anyway, after all the yakking at the start, cue a high-ammo-expenditure-fuelled monster mayhem. The pink mist is sprayed with wild abandon, the sets give the film an authentic computer-game-level feel and there are plenty of stunt fights to showcase Alice's abilities. Yes, the film looks good. The acting is, as one might expect, average. It ain't gonna win an Academy or a BAFTA but it is at least a little better than it's most immediate predecessor which was looking tired and false.

Plot - 0 stars.
Look and action - 4 stars
Acting - 2 stars
Shameless setting up for yet another sequel - 6 stars
Gore - 5 stars
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Penultimate Film?, 17 April 2014
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This looks like it is now set up for the final piece.
Milla Jovovich carries on her role perfectly, and is still smoking hot to boot.
Yes it helps to be a Resident Evil fan so if you watch this film on its own it won't make much sense even if it is stunningly graphic.
Roll on the next please.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie series, 15 Nov. 2013
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Now I am not a big zombie or cut people up type of film person but I do like these as it doesn't go in that direction so much and you have characters that you get to understand but not to much so you lose the film. The effects are as always top notch, the music (which to me is always one the most important things in a movie) is always actually enjoyable at times, some bits get a bit over worked. The story idea was actually very clever the fact that they are all in a special training and experimentation facility, occasionally the CGI landscapes look a bit fake, for example the red square, moscow bit, it just doesn't look right somehow plus some explosions and the chain saw piece where the zombie soldier is killing one of the rescuers, the blood splatter part is very computer generated look.

But its very entertaining and immensely enjoyed.

The bluray quality is good, sound even better 5.1

Extras are interesting as always, a favourite with me, but you always want a little more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good film, 1 Oct. 2013
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This is a very good film, if a zombie apocalypse is your thing then this is a film for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 30 Sept. 2013
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Being a Resident Evil fanatic, I really love this film. I would recommend this DVD to anyone who likes action movies and of course, films which involve zombies. Great film and Milla Jovovich is just brilliant in it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the part 5 of the movie serie ilove that much!, 27 Sept. 2013
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part 5 picking of where part 4 left you...? wanting for more resident evil in a movie with more exitement, more and an better plot an so much more to enjoy...? wel part 5 delivers and delivers in a big way....!
only disadvantage i found is that A it ends after 2 hours and some lose change in minutes and after that you are left waiting for part 6 (which by the way is september 12 2014...!) and when it comes out...! which will have a high standaard to live up to and hopefully beyond as it has been set so high in part 5!
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent !, 26 Sept. 2013
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This arrived in good time and was well worth it ! Action, thrills and spills all the way made this a very entertaining film to watch.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great films previous, 25 Sept. 2013
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great timing to arrive and arrived on expected day, the previous films are great so thought to buy the next one, this is also a xmas present too.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I expected more, 11 Sept. 2013
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This movie is less excited, too much action. There is no story like before, just killing. I give it a try to watch again, but it is far away of the first 4.
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