I can’t remember much before all this started. Sometimes I will like this has been my whole life. Running… Killing… My name is Alice and this is my story.
Plot summary: The story is the same as the previous five instalments. Zombies all over the world, only a countable number of humans left. If the humanity is to be saved the umbrella corporation should be destroyed. Alice the only saviour to do it. But this time with an ally she has considered as a nemesis throughout the series. Was she successful? Who is the ally and why should the nemesis help Alice? What’s the conclusion of this 15 years long series?
Directed by: Paul.W.S.Anderson
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts
Distributed by: Screen Gems
Running time: 106 minutes
Goosebumps review: The movie is a must watch for Resident Evil fans. The average first half might be saved by the last 30 minutes of the movie. Hear ‘My name is Alice’ for one last time. Goosebumps? Not sure for everyone. [usr 3.2]
Enter the zombie’s world once again for one last time (Probably the last I believe). Resident Evil the name that has driven horror for the past 15 years has come to end.
The final chapter is better than the previous few instalments. Paul Anderson has webbed a fantasy end for this billion dollar franchise. Seems he has done with gore and wants to give it a fantasy finish.
The first one hour of the movie feels like a drag. Running away from the zombies, escaping some weird animals and off course Alice’s stunts. But, the last 40 minutes might save the movie. Once Alice enters the umbrella’s hive the movie takes a different shade. The truth that Alice finds out in the hive will shock the fans (Resident Evil fans) for sure.
The movie excels in storytelling, especially the last 30 minutes. At least better than few previous parts. Few surprises here and there has kept the audience hooked up. There is enough horror in the first one hour of the movie to deaf our ears.
Though it is ok than previous parts, is it enough for a finale? The movie does feel like a never ending video game in the first one hour. Zombie bites, unrecognizable new species and umbrella employees were pouring in. Off course Alice escapes with ease with just a fraction to spare.
The story is predictable and has lot of loop holes. When Alice enters the building with human population one would predict that a team will be ready to assist her, so does it. Though the director tried few stylish stunts and actions, it does feel like a mess at times.
Milla Jovovich, the only character to survive the whole series excels again. She is great even after so many years of running and killing. She does what she does every time and off course with perfection. Her fans would love her in the action scenes, her looks haven’t changed as well. The stylish poses and the actions were a treat to watch.
Paul Anderson has done an average job this time. The action sequences, the gores that follows one after another seems like a forced addition. Though he surprises us in the hive scenes, the first one hour would have been tuned.
Apart from the side-lines the movie is a must watch for Resident Evil fans and followers. Whistles guaranteed in the last few minutes of the movie.