Resident Evil: Retribution

A resistance team fight for their freedom in a world infested by zombies.

 

United States
Canada
France
Germany
2012
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Zombie Film
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
Biohazard
Crash
Explosion
Flood
Giant: 
Colossus
Infected: 
Contagious
Irradiated
5.04
Running low on ammo...
8
5.04
8
8
2
4
2
Photography
Plot
Effects
People often run out of ammo in Resident Evil: Retribution. Arguably abusively, every sequel features increasingly elaborate choreography and computer imagery. Retribution unravels like a role playing video game. The main characters have a set destination and must fight hoards of soldiers to get to it in time. Action scenes are prominent and, now more than ever, horror comes second.
The plot gets repetitive and much worse in the second act, especially. The storyline is so intricate at this point that we deal with confusing situations that may or may not be plot holes. It often feels like we are taking two steps forward and one back after each sequel. We learn that every character we’ve ever met was a clone or now is, so why should we care for anyone the way we used to?
Resident Evil: Retribution is a mishmash of situations and villains we’ve seen before in different sets and situations. The cast is excellent, as always, but their roles are now interchangeable. We keep getting a sense of déjà vu and can’t help but wonder when the series will end. On the other hand, we barely get any old-fashioned zombies, which used to be the franchise’s signature.
Alternate Titles: 
Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil Part 5
Resident Evil V
Resident Evil Part V
Resident Evil 5: Retribution
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