The “Resident Evil” franchise is such a guilty pleasure. I don’t even want to call it a horror franchise anymore, because really, it doesn’t even try to scare you, with its ridiculous action set pieces, Milla Jovovich slow-motion stunts, and characters taken straight from the games, familiar wardrobe and all. By the sixth installment (and there will be a sixth movie if this one is the hit I expect it to be), I suspect we’ll have seen every single character that ever appeared in the game show up in the movie series, either as themselves, a clone of themselves, or a zombie version. And I’ll probably still keep watching. Hey, what can I say, Milla Jovovich in a skin-tight pleather outfit blasting zombies is just ridiculously entertaining. All that is to say, get a load of this latest trailer for part five, “Retribution”.
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.
Besides Jovovich, “Retribution” also stars Kevin Durand, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Johann Urb, Bingbing Li, Shawn Roberts, Boris Kodjoe, and Colin Salmon.
Paul W.S. Anderson directs the film, due to blast your senses September 14, 2012.
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