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RESIDENT EVIL THE FINAL CHAPTER

Movie review by David Blackwell

 

106 minutes, Rated R

STUDIO: Sony/ Screen Gems/ Impact Pictures/ Davis Films

Theatrical RELEASE DATE: 1-20-2017

 

STARRING Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose

WRITTEN and DIRECTED by Paul W.S. Anderson

Alice (Milla Jovovvich) and her companions are betrayed in the battle in Washington D.C. by Wesker  (Shawn Roberts) and Alice is told by the Red Queen to head back to Raccoon City to release the anti T Virus to destroy the zombie menace which threatens to destroy humanity except for the elite of the Umbrella Corporation.  It is a race against time as Alice fights alongside Claire Redfield (Ali Larter) against Dr. Isaacs and the Umbrella Corporation to get back inside the hive where the release of the T virus began years ago.

 

RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER is a somewhat satisfying conclusion to the RESIDNET EVIL movie series.   It does offer a few cheats like starting with the aftermath of the battle which was set to begin in the cliffhanger that RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION ended on and then the movie ends with a possibility for more movies in the series (if this one proves to make lots of money and it is likely to come more from overseas markets than the US box office).   This sequel does come full circle and offers some great coherent action sequences.  On the downside (due to budget considerations and the script), a few characters don’t return from the last movie and you still don’t get a resolution on what happened to Claire’s brother.   Fans of the series will enjoy this entry in the series, but I wish it didn’t leave so many dangling threads left unresolved or resolved off screen.   Now I hope the next RESIDENT EVIL movie is a reboot of the series and is a closer adaptation of the video game series where the game characters take more of a central role.

 

This review is 1-31-2017 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com

 

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