Day 294 – Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

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Movie Title: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

First Watch / Repeat Viewing

Running Time: 1 hr. 47 min.

Rated: R

Who did I watch with?: Stephie

Where did I watch it?: Home

Review:

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the sixth, and as the title states, final movie in the Resident Evil series. On the whole the movies have been campy good fun with a couple of significant low points in the series. The Final Chapter is not one of those low points as long as you can forgive the movie for its gratuitous plot holes and mythos that has been stretched paper thin.

Alice (Milla Jovovich) is struggling to survive on the ravaged surface of the Earth. While exploring in the remnants of Washington D.C., The Red Queen contacts Alice and tells her that she has developed a conflict in her programming. She has simultaneously been programmed to obey the Umbrella Corporation while valuing human life. Recently, she uncovered a file in which it was revealed that the Umbrella Corporation deliberately released the T-Virus in an attempt to cause the apocalypse. The Red Queen now sees that Umbrella must be destroyed. She reveals to Alice that Umbrella is pushing to destroy all remaining human settlements on Earth in one final push. But, Umbrella has also developed the cure for the T-Virus which they will release when humanity has been wiped out.

Alice goes on a quest with many of the recurring characters from the series with the objective of returning to The Hive and retrieving the cure. The action is fast paced, frenetic, and ridiculous. The plot is dodgy as can be and when looked at with any degree of criticality falls to pieces, but ultimately I like the movie if for little more than nostalgia reasons and my love of the series. The movies are not objectively good, but they are definitely fun. I would like to have seen more of The Hive for old times sake, but a battle is conducted in the laser hallway and that was nearly good enough. It has a fairly touching though ridiculous ending for long time fans of the series.

Verdict:

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is ridiculous, non-sense, with poor acting. If you have never seen a Resident Evil movie, skip it. But, for fans of the series it is must see.

Tomorrow’s Movie: Solaris (2002)

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