If you’re a “Resident Evil” fan and have grown increasingly more frustrated with the live-action films that may as well be subtitled “Milla Jovovich Rockz!!!” some welcome relief has come with “Resident Evil: Damnation,” which is easily the best cinematic installment of the series and despite being a computer generated film, features better acting and a more faithful spin on one of the most successful video games franchises ever. More
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Total Recall – This needless remake of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger film thankfully bombed at the box office further damaging Colin Farrell’s credibility as a box office draw. It wasn’t his fault though. Hollywood execs continue to ignore the fact that sometimes people don’t want their “cult classics” messed with for remakes no matter how much technology has advanced since the original. More
October 6, 2012
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If you’re not already a fan of the “Resident Evil” franchise, there’s nothing in “Resident Evil: Retribution” that should or would change your mind.
But for those of us who know what we’re in for with the series, the fifth installment is for better or worse, more of the same — albeit with the familiar levels of ridiculousness from its maddeningly inconsistent Director/Writer Paul W.S. Anderson. More
September 19, 2012
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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
September 12, 2012
Of course, considering this is the third installment of a franchise based off a video game about a virus that turns people into zombies, the fact that it reached two sequels is pretty impressive by itself. Not that it excuses it from being a joyless, bore of a movie. [2012 FF: I just re-watched this over the weekend and it's definitely not that bad. Of the four released so far, it's the worst of the bunch, but that's more due to "Super-Alice" than anything else.] More