Resident Evil: Retribution
Tagline: Evil Goes Global
From Paul Thomas Anderson to Paul W.S. Anderson this week, and so long as you’ve seen the work of both men there’s little chance of confusing them. The lesser-known Anderson’s latest film, Resident Evil: Retribution, finds the Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus spreading across the Earth, resulting in the flesh eating undead.
At least Milla Jovovich hasn’t been dissuaded from playing humankind’s final hope, Alice, in sequences set in the likes of Tokyo, New York, Washington D.C. and Moscow. What’s that you say? She’s married to the director. A happy coincidence, surely.
Not quite so happy, however, is the solitary notice that has come in thus far, from the Toronto Star. Stating that it’s “the same blah-blah carnage as the first four flicks,” the review goes on to conclude that “the special effects are impressive but it’s easy to grow weary of them, making this Resident Evil look like what it is: a movie shot on a sound stage with a violent digital world created around it.” A ringing endorsement. Right?