After the unimpressive (oh hell, I outright hated it) Resident Evil: Afterlife, this movie looks to follow the tone set by that predecessor. Resident Evil: Retribution seems like a strange amalgamation of past zombie flicks. There’s even a shot in this trailer that’s reminiscent of the beginning of 2004’s Dawn of the Dead, this movie will play more into Alice’s mysterious past.
I will say that Paul WS Anderson is good with action, it’s just the story that’s not his strong point, and when he fails at it, he fails hard. To be fair I didn’t see Afterlife in 3D in theaters, I saw it at home on 2D DVD. Jason has told me that the 3D theatrical experience really made that movie, and I’m guessing the same will hold true for Retribution.
This will be the second major franchise that Michelle Rodriguez returns to after 2009’s Fast & Furious. Both of those franchises went on without her character for a few films, going by this standard she should also return in Avatar 4 in 2020. Regardless check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.