I admit, I have a soft spot for zombies...and I'm sure that's the first place they'd go for in the event of a real zombie invasion. lol. My guy has the game series and is a huge fan of the movies, plus he's gaga over anything 3D, including model turned actress Milla Jovovich, so of course this weekend, we went to see the latest in the Resident Evil movie franchise, Resident Evil: Retribution 3D.
Watch the trailer: http://www.residentevil-movie.com/site/
In this fifth installment, written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage
the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh
eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, ALICE (Milla
Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine
operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she
delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues
to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from
Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink
everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies
and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a
hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.
As zombie movies go, it had all the usual suspects: zombies chasing gun wielding actors, shoot-outs, eating brains and various other assorted body parts, car chases and lots and lots of gore. What it didn't have was any emotion to the plot. Forgive me in advance for the pun, but the acting and the story felt very...dead. The CGI was outstanding and the make-up effects were wonderfully gruesome. The stunts were phenomenal. But it lacked something, an emotional content, or maybe I'm asking for too much? All I know is the best part (in my opinion) was the last 10 minutes of the movie. And nope, no spoilers here. But unless you're a hard and fast fan of the movie series and the games (like my guy, who loved the 3D movie), I'd wait to see this as a Redbox rental.
If you love zombies and want to rent a few of my personal favs, check out the following flicks at your local Redbox.
In no certain order: Zombieland, Dead Alive, The Serpent and The Rainbow, Return of The Living Dead, Re-Animator, Shaun of The Dead, Day of The Dead, Dawn of The Dead,Night of The Living Dead, and finally 28 Days Later (okay some might say this is technically not a zombie flick, but it rawks, so I'm including it).
::taking off her popcorn diva movie hat::