|Li Bingbing and Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil: Retribution (via Aceshowbiz)|
The Resident Evil film series is pure crap. It's also a decade old, which is surprisingly durable for a movie franchise based on a video game. One wonders though. How much longer will lead actress Milla Jovovich be willing or able to perform its signature gun fu moves while wearing ridiculous fetish gear? As for this latest entry, there's this scene were Jovovich's character Alice is engaged in prolonged hand-to-hand combat with a zombie horde. She flips a gun clip into the air, where it stays up long enough for the audience to forget it exists, then falls back to earth at an opportune moment for Alice to catch it and reload. That's the film in the nutshell. Oh, now there are zombie soldiers who can shoot and drive. And apparently it's no longer just Alice who can be cloned. The Umbrella Corporation can clone programmable mooks from anyone who's ever worked for them. Hence the largely wasted returns of Oded Fehr and Michelle Rodriguez. Finally, can someone please explain to me why the homicidal supercomputer from the first film switched from trying to contain the T-virus to becoming a pale imitation of Skynet?