October 26, 2012
Ada Wong, Bingbing Li, biohazard 4, Capcom, Chris Redfield, gaming, grenade launcher, Hot Toys, Leon Kennedy, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil: Retribution, video game series
Ada Wong’s closest approximation to another franchise is Boba Fett. Like the famed bounty hunter, she’s a mercenary who tends to be in the background until the ideal moment. She does something awesome, then fades back out of sight. And fans can never get enough of her either.
Ada made her debut in Capcom’s classic “Resident Evil 2″ video game as Leon Kennedy’s mysterious ally with her own agenda. She’s since appeared in “Resident Evil 4,” arguably the series’ best installment and she’s also featured in one of the three subplots in “Resident Evil 6.” I fully plan on picking that up and will be able to give my take on it, but as far as that series goes, I tend to be a “bit” biased. More
September 19, 2012
Action/Adventure, Movie Reviews, Science Fiction, Thriller
Ali Larter, Boris Kodjoe, Chris Redfield, Claire Redfield, gaming, Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Extinction, Wentworth Miller
Claire Redfield (Ali Larter), Chris Redfield (Wenthworth Miller) and Alice (Milla Jovovich) prepare for battle in Screen Gems’ action horror “RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE.”
The “Resident Evil” franchise has never claimed to be high-concept, brainy material. It’s a series about zombies so you really have to go in not expecting too much. The franchise consistently delivered for action fans even if it appeared to be losing some of its bite.
The third installment, “Resident Evil: Extinction,” had all the makings of a franchise ender with a weak premise, weak villain, only one truly memorable fight scene and a terrible decision to make the main character, Alice (Milla Jovovich), a zombie fighting superhero effectively eliminating any type of suspense. But every so often, a franchise regains its footing by simply going back to what worked in the first place. More