Res­i­dent Evil: The Fi­nal Chap­ter (15)

Yorkshire Post - Culture & The Guide - - 8/FILM - ONGENERALRELEASE DA­MON SMITH


Bri­tish di­rec­tor Paul W S An­der­son kick-started the Res­i­dent Evil film series in 2002 with Ukrainian-born ac­tress Milla Jovovich cast in the role of feisty warrior Alice.

Since then, there have been four blood-soaked se­quels of di­min­ish­ing pur­pose and An­der­son has mar­ried his lead­ing lady. The sixth it­er­a­tion of zom­bie-slay­ing may­hem prom­ises to be the fi­nal nail in the franchise’s cof­fin, but since the films have gen­er­ated in ex­cess of one bil­lion US dol­lars and count­ing, don’t be sur­prised if Res­i­dent Evil: The Fi­nal Chap­ter turns out to be a mis­nomer. The story un­folds shortly after events of Res­i­dent Evil: Ret­ri­bu­tion. Alice (Jovovich) has been be­trayed once again by arch vil­lain Al­bert Wesker (Shawn Roberts), one of the shad­owy fig­ures be­hind the Umbrella Cor­po­ra­tion, which de­vel­oped the T-Virus and trans­formed most of hu­man­ity into the slaver­ing un­dead.

The Cor­po­ra­tion’s com­puter sys­tem, The Red Queen (Ever Gabo An­der­son), makes con­tact with Alice and urges her to re­turn to the epi­cen­tre of the out­break, The Hive. Alice even­tu­ally agrees, but as she makes her way back to Rac­coon City, she is cap­tured first by Dr Alexan­der Isaacs (Iain Glen) and later by a rag­tag group of sur­vivors which in­cludes her old ally, Claire Red­field (Ali Larter).

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