Resident Evil: Retribution

The fifth installment in the zombie series is better than you’d expect

Resident Evil: Retribution

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Director: Paul WS Anderson
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez
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Japanese title: Biohazard V

A cacophony of abstract action-horror mayhem, this fifth entry in the video-game-inspired franchise finds superheroine Alice (Milla Jovovich) massacring zombies per usual as she attempts to escape an underwater complex. Retribution’s story brings back familiar places and faces, including Michelle Rodriguez’s resurrected angel of death, and makes little sense. No matter, though: from the opening viewed-in-rewind set piece to the sweeping final image of apocalyptic warfare, director Paul WS Anderson utilises slow-motion 3D to hyperbolic effect, while again casting Jovovich as the epitome of badass sexiness. It’s a late franchise entry that distills genre elements down to their beautiful-nightmare aesthetic core.

Resident Evil: Retribution opens nationwide on September 14

By Nick Schager
Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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