Milla Jovovich in 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter'
'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter'
A; Action, Horror
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Shawn Roberts, Wentworth Miller, Ruby Rose, Ali Larter, Eoin Macken, Fraser James, Rola Null, Lee Joon-gi, William Levy, Iain Glen
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
This virulently violent fantasy may have had it's origins in a game series meant for young teens but the way the franchise has turned out over the years – it's been running towards adult content all along. Since it's inception way back in 2002, the 'Resident Evil' film franchise has been scouring the Box office for guilty gains and obviously succeeded given that we are now in the 6th and final chapter (hopefully) of the series.
The title itself promises an end is near but the film plays out to a finale that puts that assertion in doubt. Paul W. S. Anderson who has been producer of the entire series as well as having directed most of them, has Milla Jovovich getting into zombie glam ass-kicker Alice's shoes for the sixth time running.
The T-virus unleashed by the evil Umbrella corporation has spread to every corner of the globe and Alice, a former Umbrella employee , now rogue warrior, meets up with her friends on a last-ditch effort to save the earth by getting hold of the anti-virus and releasing it into the air to neutralize all the zombies created by the T virus epidemic. As stories in such franchises go, it's not much different from the previous edition.
Alice first found herself in a bombed-out Washington D.C. joining forces with her mortal enemy, Umbrella bigwig Albert Wesker (Shawn Roberts), to stop the Umbrella AI unit known as The Red Queen from eliminating humanity once and for all. But the Red Queen reveals a secret to Alice that makes it imperative she go to The Hive, headquarters of the corporation, that is located deep underneath Raccoon City and Albert Wesker is now her arch enemy.
Anderson has elected to close things out with excessively furious action (obviously CGI) - with little interest in continuity or depth. The action sequences are breathlessly vicarious but it all appears too rote to be enjoyable. The pace is relentless. The action is never-ending so there's little understanding of what is happening other than the Heroine's continued survival even under the most vicious of circumstances. And at the end of it all there's a suggestion that a new beginning may well be proffered –given that the cloned Alice assumes the place of the real thing!
Watch the trailer of 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter'