Sunday, September 23, 2012

"ur all gonna die down here" - red queen

and done!...just finished Resident Evil 1-5 in one go..well I saw Retribution a week back but 1-4 was back to back.

The first reason for me to watch RE was definitely Mrs Anderson = Milla Jovovich. Sorta a big fan of her (after SMG of course), had a crush on her since Fifth Element (a fav) plus she's sorta like my best substitute for Lt Ellen Ripley. Another reason is I love the game!...I'm not really a gamer but Resident Evil and Silent Hill are some of the few games that I actually finished and really really enjoyed...and when I heard there's a movie of it...whopeedo was I overjoyed. And so here you go RE franchise 1-5

Resident Evil 2002

Still the best, the original usually is right? I like it cause it felt like the game, the map..the hive..everything...and then we have the lovely Milla..and woff! her in that Red dress is a sight to behold. The zombies were also great, specialy those devil dogs..true to the game. Let's just say the makeup department did good, the licker though was not really that great looking...I can forgive it though cause this was back in 2002. Story was allright same can be same bout the direction. On a side note, I dig most Paul Anderson's work (Event Horizon anyone?)

Watching this one back particularly was a hoot, cause I automatically went back to first time I saw this flick at the cinema..a lot of movie-goers were definitely excited. When Milla did a spin kick to the devil dog people start applauding in the cinema..this was a first to me...ahh sweet memories when I was young.

Resident Evil Apocalypse 2004

When I first heard they're bringing in Jill Valentine I was happy..when I saw the promo images I was scared...and when I saw the movie...I was not impress. Sienna Guillory, she's pretty for sure, but she was not Jill...far from it. But the sadness didn't just end there..Nemesis, though it looked exactly like it did in the game...the thing was pretty blagh on screen..I blame the director (no Paul Anderson thank god!..but he did pen the story) not using Nemesis more + effectively. Playing RE 3 was really fun when Nemesis kept tailing me or bust in out of nowhere. It did not happen here. That said, the movie did fell like the game, in fact some of the scenes were re-image from the game which was pretty cool...but a failed game movie this was. Even Mila bad ass moments (which was so cool!) in the movie can't help this sorry ass movie. And lastly the logic, I think they wanted the game feel...but near everyone I talk to complained bout the cemetery scene. I don't blame was pretty...WTF.

Resident Evil Extinction 2007

This one was pretty weird..personally as a stand alone movie, which is not related to RE it might have been a good zombie flick. But this one doesn't fell like RE..felt like Mad Maxa bit (I know a lot of people said this but I felt it too) Alice powers was visually entertaining (the flame thrower scene) ..but as a character build up I didn't like it..made her too amazing...(but wait till RE 4)..but again this is a good movie..but it didn't feel like a RE movie. Oh yeah..Ali Larter as Claire is a good addition to the cast AND least they had this one right.

Resident Evil Afterlife 2010

Saw this one in 3D first time it came out. It was amazing..but watching it was ok. The slow motion scene were a distraction to me, and Alice being the superhuman didn't jive well with me (luckily they fix that after 10 minutes in)...but this entry bring not much value to the franchise, it was just there.purely for fun..purely to see Milla kicking more arse. And purely for Paul Anderson to test his visual was good..but just too much at times. OH OH but that giant axe wielding zombie was cool and fun to watch, unlike that big bag Wesker which I found amusing.

and now
Resident Evil Retribution 2012

Lets start with the bucket load of characters that came back..I'm gonna start with Sienna as Jill, sexy!!!! did you see her shooting and shaking sexily in this one scene near the end..that stuff purely for fanboys wet dream..hehe. They did Jill good in this one. It's also cool to see Rain back with Michelle Rodriguez juggling 2 different characters..I like it, I specially like her as that non military chic. Carlos is also back, but there's not much of for Milla she's back as Alice, awesome as ever..kicking more zombie ass while looking good...nuff said.
The newbies, I'm familiar with Leon, but am not familiar with Ada Wong..Leon looks and acts exactly like Leon in the game!(it's the hair) I dig...Ada Wong..again I'm not familiar cause I stopped RE after..well I don't remember..but I didn't reach Ada Wong's entry to RE. Ada Wong...pretty..nice legs..but don't talk..everytime she talks I laughed.

Zombies, we still have your basic zombies..still cool. The Axe Wielding zombies (yeah more than 1) are also back and contributes to one fine action scene...and then they added Nazi Zombies! which was funny to watch cause it kept reminding me of that movie Dead Snow 2007 (cool flick watch it if you have the time)

Plotwise I like this one, it made a whole lot a sense more than the previous entries...AND It felt like the RE game back. Those maps are important yo!.Paul Anderson helms the director chair again..and this time he uses his eye for visual fx nicely. I! the backwards slow motion scene at the beginning...that was really well made and thought of.

What I don't like...the last fight was pretty boring..and the end scene made me scared for the future RE films...let's hope Mr. Anderson can pull of something in the next installment...but overall Retribution is I should say..the best sequel out of the 4...the end.