Resident Evil: Retribution continues the story of Alice as she fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead. 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, 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. The action/horror film is written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. It stars Milla Jovovich as Alice, Michelle Rodriguez as Rain Ocampo, Sienna Guillory as Jill Valentine, Kevin Durand as Barry Burton, Oded Fehr as Carlos Oliveira, Bingbing Li as Ada Wong, Shawn Roberts as Albert Wesker, and Johann Urb as Leon Kennedy.
At 95 minutes long, Resident Evil: Retribution should be a brisk, cheesy action movie romp full of silly references to Capcom's popular survival horror franchise. Slow motion action scenes can do wonders to make every second seem like an arduous bore, though, and this film opens with a slow motion action scene that runs in reverse. Slow motion is also a great way to get every ounce of awkwardness out of your actors' stunt work. Retribution's opening moments feature a high-flying Jill Valentine in her best Resident Evil 5 cosplay making some pretty embarrassing attempts to look Matrix-cool. Director Paul W.S. Anderson could have hid these goofy moves through quick cuts, but opts instead to put it in extreme slow motion and 3D, so you can get a good look at every last... Read Review