Daily Trailer: Resident Evil: Retribution is an In-Penetrable Granite Octopus, Does Not Feature One. Sadly.
Par for the course it is then. In a rather lengthy review I pointed out how, over the course of four films, the Resident Evil series has consistently strived to make its simple plot as convoluted as possible. Well, judging by the latest trailer: Mission accomplished. Fake memory implants (or perhaps computer reality) and a sudden influx of people around the globe (remember how major cities were completely empty and/or destroyed?) call into question if the previous films even actually happened. Check out the whole mess below, complete with an opening ripped straight out of Dawn of the Dead.
Oh dear, the dialog is terrible. Normally, one might still recommend something like this with the caveat of “check your brain at the door”, but there’s just so much good stuff out there that can scratch the action itch. On the bright side, the film seems to have a pretty strong visual identity, that’s a lovely white hallway, mind you. However, Paul W.S. Anderson‘s persistence on overusing the already overused and tired “stuff coming at your face” type of 3D, seems to confirmed just how tone def and incompetent the poor man is. I’m now, more than ever, convinced that Event Horizon is good in-spite, rather than because of him.