Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Rating: 2 (out of 5). The film picks up where the last film left off, and we find Alice back in Raccoon City, where Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. Catch it on VOD starting Tuesday, May 16.  The Chicago Sun-Times gives the film 3 stars, and further notes, “For fans of “Resident Evil,” I believe this final film will not disappoint, but it also will likely encourage newcomers to the saga to go back and play a bit of catch-up by watching the earlier movies.”

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Rating: R
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror

 

REVIEWS

The Hollywood Reporter thinks, “The action is practically non-stop from beginning to end, but is never remotely exciting due to the Cuisinart-style editing that reduces it all to an incomprehensible, messy blur.”

Entertainment Weekly gives the film a B- rating, and further notes, “The climax makes for a satisfying conclusion to the franchise—an ending which this writer expects, and even hopes, all concerned will studiously ignore when they get around to making the next one.”

New York Daily News finds, “True, the movie’s intense, and Jovovich is certainly in fighting shape. But after 15 years of this franchise, it’s getting hard to tell Alice from the things she’s fighting. It’s all squint and grunt, slash and groan.”

Variety says, “A few individual scenes of hand-to-hand and foot-to-face combat are undeniably exciting, and Jovovich once again impresses with her kinetic athleticism. Overall, however, the repetitiveness and occasional incoherence of the nonstop action leave the audience exhausted for all the wrong reasons.”

Chicago Sun-Times gives the film 3 stars, and further notes, “For fans of “Resident Evil,” I believe this final film will not disappoint, but it also will likely encourage newcomers to the saga to go back and play a bit of catch-up by watching the earlier movies.”

New York Observer observes, “Jovovich binds the episodic action sequences, her face a mask of noble pain and isolation. She outruns zombies, orchestrates catapults of flaming gasoline, literally slays a dragon with a Hummer – and all without a single unnecessary quip or wasted kiss.”

Los Angeles Times thinks, “Without developed characters, this zombie movie lacks not only brains but also a heart; most fans, however, will be too busy cheering Alice on to mind.”

The New York Times finds, “The movie percolates enough that even when, at its climax, it shamelessly recycles a grisly punch line from 1987’s “RoboCop,” it’s kind of endearing, not least because Mr. Anderson and company make it work.”

Austin Chronicle gives the film 1 out of 5 stars, and further notes, “The film is drab and epileptic.”

The Telegraph says, “Hush and patience are simply not in Anderson’s vocabulary. He bombards you as if terrified of encroaching tedium, and the set pieces trip each other up in their sheer haste.”

Empire Online gives the movie 2 out of 5 stars, and further notes, “Reasonably entertaining but hectic (supposed) finale for the up-and-down series.”

Movie Nation finds, “There’s a fascinating satire of America’s unholy alliance of heartless corporations and the religious dupes who worship them just sitting here. But it’ll take a wit far cleverer than action hack Paul W.S. Anderson to work that out.”

RogerEbert.com gives the film 3 stars, and further notes, ““Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” may not be the ideal final note for the series but as long as Jovovich is up there doing her thing, most people will be too enthralled to notice.”

According to Slant Magazine, “The Resident Evil films are so unconcerned with traditional character and narrative that they suggest either abstract art or the fevered brainstorming of a child at play.”

A.V. Club gives the movie a C+ rating, and further writes, “The breathless pace even suffocates a couple of third-act plot twists, robbing one of its potential poignance and the other of its subversive political subtext. But the rapid-fire aesthetic has its moments.”

TheWrap finds, “For the first time, the story supports and adds to the action rather than distract from it; it’s almost as though Anderson was holding back in the earlier films because he wanted to save the best for last.”

We Got This Covered gives the film 1.5 out of 5 stars, and further notes, “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter proves that there’s nothing left in the tank of this grossly nondescript zombie-shootin’ franchise.”

Time Out New York says, “There’s no denying the movie’s climactic gathering of females bent on saving the species.”

The Film Stage gives the film a B+ rating, and further notes, “Once one is acclimated to this chaos-cinema form, even if it’s a bit more assaultive in post-converted 3D, the writer-director’s simultaneous economic storytelling and boyish imagination come into clear view.”

 

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