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The poorest of the lot
on 21 September 2014
As a big Resident Evil fan I've continued to watch these films despite them being pretty poor. Out of all the films in the series so far this is by far the worst.
Basically to sum it up it's non stop action right from the start with very little (pointless) story. Throw in a few popular characters from the game for no reason and you've got the latest installment in the Resident Evil film franchise.
No one seems to stay dead (and not in the zombie sense) with everybody getting cloned over and over. It makes death hold a lot less weight throughout the film, taking away any potential tension that might be left over. Also it just seems as though old characters, who have been brought back to life, have been thrown into the story just for the hell of it.
So we see a couple of new additions from the game frnachise show up, which in theory should be a good thing, but they have no story, no history, and no real character. They are just there as filler material as a final attempt to satisfy fans. To me the whole thing just felt needless.
Throughout Umbrellas motives just seem downright rediculous, and their secret labs are getting easier and easier to break into. What should be an exciting antagonist is just poor and pointless throughout, making very little sense.
So, if you're up for some non stop action that makes a mockery of anything Resident Evil then dive on in! It's ok if you just fancy some very casual action that requires no brain activity, but if you're after anything more then give this a miss. Hopefully this franchise will die soon.