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September 15, 2012 | 12:00 p.m. CST
The fifth installment of the critically acclaimed Resident Evil series, Resident Evil: Retribution, makes sure to leave its audience thinking about what in the world it just saw. With all the blood, bullets and brains flying into your face courtesy of the 3D effects, there is a constant assault on the viewer's eyes.
The plot follows Alice (Milla Jovovich) as she battles her way out of Umbrella Corporation’s compound to stop the deadly T-virus from spreading and killing the world's population. She crusades through the streets of New York, Moscow, Washington D.C. and Tokyo whilst facing what seemed like hundreds of zombies, monsters and everything in between. Jovovich’s action scenes seemed effortless and kept viewers on the edge of their seats.
The series, based on the popular horror video game, Resident Evil, was created to satisfy the desires of action seekers as well as the video game fanatics. After the initial four films received mixed reviews from critics, RE: Retribution aimed more at the original intentions of the movie: the feel of a live video game.
While the storyline and plot were easy to follow, even for a first time Resident Evil moviegoer, some of the extreme gory scenes and details were difficult to comprehend and seemed a bit over-the-top. Overall, the storyline was told with eccentric and unconventional 3D imaging, but it still seemed as though something was missing. A predictable ending accompanied by subpar, robotic-like acting left the viewer expecting more from the series in the future.